Our panelists are community leaders who are at the forefront of eradicating this in San Mateo County and the Bay Area. Below are their biographies.
Mike grew up in South San Francisco - a product of the South San Francisco Public School system. After college, he joined the South San Francisco Police Department, worked for 28+ years and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. In July 2015, he transitioned to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office as the Human Trafficking Program Coordinator. He has an AA from Skyline College (1984 - Administration of Justice), a BA from the University of San Francisco (1986 - Sociology) and an MPA from Notre Dame de Namur (2004 - Masters in Public Administration). He states that Public Service is a part of his DNA!
Cassie is 26 years old, originally from southern California. She moved to the Bay Area to make a new life for herself. She enjoys photography and floral design, reggae music, and being around positive people.
Rose is a social justice, human rights and crime victim's rights attorney. She recently founded Justice At LAST, Legal Advocacy for Survivors of Trafficking, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering trafficked survivors. As a modern-day abolitionist, Rose is inspired and driven by the strength, courage and grace of her clients. Rose holds an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies, with a focus on human rights, and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, an M.A. in International Relations from the United States International University, and an B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.
Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau
Betty Ann is the founder of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Betty Ann has been leading, teaching, and speaking about community-based strategies to fight human trafficking since 2002. She worked for International Justice Mission from 2004-2007 and in 2006 climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise $45K to fight child trafficking. Betty Ann is “the voice” of Stanford basketball - she is in her 17th season with the women’s team, and this year she became the first female PA announcer for college men’s basketball in the country. Betty Ann holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and her M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford, specializing in International Conflict Resolution. Betty Ann has led educational tours around the world to all seven continents and has visited over 85 countries. See more information about the agency http://www.baatc.org/