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Our Story
Freedom is a fundamental human right. It is a cornerstone of what makes us human. Yet, across the world and in our own communities, this right has been stripped from far too many as they are forced, tricked, and coerced into situations over which they have no control. They are robbed of those same rights that we value most.

Since its beginning in 2007, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking has identified human trafficking as a prevalent, yet often unrecognized, issue in Northeast Ohio. It was in response to the need for awareness and advocacy that the organization has brought together local professionals and members of religious female communities to create a community-wide call to action, seeking a systemic, multi-disciplinary response to human trafficking in this region.

Today, this ever-growing collaboration includes diverse communities, businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations. In partnership with them, the Collaborative equips the community with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to address human trafficking. We provide leadership and expertise that empowers the community, making it easier to identify and support those impacted by the crime and to eradicate those factors that enable the crime.

From the Collaborative’s broad public-awareness campaign, Human Trafficking Happens Here Too, to the development of suggested best practices across healthcare, public safety, hospitality and other sectors, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking exists to uphold every person’s fundamental right to freedom and dignity.

Our Mission

Mission: Lead, empower, and connect our community to eradicate human trafficking.

Vision: A world without human trafficking, one community at a time.

The Way: We provide leadership and expertise to empower a systemic, community-wide response to human trafficking.

The Work: We equip organizations and individuals with the knowledge, tools, and resources to address human trafficking by increasing public awareness, delivering tailored trainings, and facilitating multi-disciplinary collaboration. As the backbone organization of a 60+ organization membership program called Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking, we provide strategic leadership to create social change.

Our Programs

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking provides programs for Awareness, Education, Training & Technical Assistance, Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response, and Community Engagement.

Staff

Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII

President/CEO

 

Nathan Chambers, LPC

Director of Collective Impact

 

Shannon Majewski

Director of Community Engagement and Programs

Michelle Pearson, MNO

Director of Development

 

Kaitlyn McClintic, MPA

Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Alicia Ley

Program Coordinator

 

 

 

Alexa Bianchi, MS

Program & Outreach Specialist

 

Nicole Coury

Development Coordinator

 

 

Kayla Ebner, MSCJ

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kathy Andrews

Director of Finance

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Patrice McCarthy, PhD, RN, CNS, Chair

Professor, Notre Dame College (Retired)

 

Teresan W. Gilbert, Vice Chair

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, The Lubrizol Corporation

 

Michael A. Shemo, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair, Chair Emeritus

President, Wolf Investors, LLC

 

Thomas J. Scanlon, Secretary

Owner, Hawkins and Company, LLC

 

Michael P. Coyne, Governance Committee Chair

Co-Founder, Waldheger Coyne, A Legal Professional Association

 

Sean W. Hardy, Development Committee Chair

Senior Vice President, Hardy Wealth Partners

 

Members

Suzanne Bednarchik

Owner, The Quilting Bee

 

Tanzalea Daniels

Chief Financial Officer, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio

 

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD 

Professor and Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University

 

Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan 

Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio

 

Thomas R. Hanson 

Eaton Corporation (Retired)

 

Sr. Cheryl Keehner, CSA 

Former Collaborative Steering Committee (Retired)

 

Sr. Toby Lardie, HM 

Congregation of Humility of Mary

 

Shirley Morgenstern 

President & CEO, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra

 

George Moy

Executive Vice President, Finance and Development at Green Harvest Capital

 

William R. Murman 

First Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

 

Fredy Robles 

Chief Program Officer, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

 

Honorable Brendan J. Sheehan 

Administrative and Presiding Judge Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

 

Honorary Board Members

Karen Walsh 

Past President/CEO