TORONTO — Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT) announced its new advisory council today.
Sandy Biback, founder and president of MPAHT’s Board of Directors said the Advisory Council has members representing advocacy groups, survivors, police services, and business executives. She added the group is an important next step in MPAHT’s mandate to engage the insights and experience of a diverse group of thought leaders in helping to advance and support the organization’s future growth.
Members of the advisory council are:
- Ruth Abrahamson – CEO, Base Consulting and Management Inc.
- Cynthia Bland – Founder/CEO, Voice Found and Christine Pratt, manager, AntiHuman Trafficking Services, Voice Found (shared role)
- Detective David Correa – Toronto Police Service, Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team, High Risk Release/Threat Assessment Unit
- Matt Friedman – CEO, The Mekong Club
- Michelle Furgiuele – Human Trafficking Survivor
- Michelle Guelbart – Former director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA; Associate Director of Private Partnerships at Center for Court Innovation, NYC
- Sian Lea – Managing director, Shiva Foundation UK
- Rita Plaskett (CMP CMM) – President, Agendum Inc.
- Heidi Welker – Senior vice-president, Business Development and Industry Partnerships, Freeman Audio Visual, Canada
“What we all must understand is that if each of us does one thing to combat Human Trafficking, we can create the momentum that’s happening in our world today. If you see something, say something, if you are wrong, that’s OK, if you are right, you can save a life,” Biback said.