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We empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities and businesses through education, prevention, and intervention.
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We empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities and businesses through education, prevention, and intervention.
Anti Trafficking

Our Team

Executive Team

Bill Woolf

Bill Woolf

Founder
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Anne Basham

CEO
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Candy Arthur

Chief Development Officer
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Johanna Ghelman

Graphic Designer
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Elizabeth Lee

Volunteer Coordinator
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Aubrey McMahan

Chief Communications Officer
Liliana Nava

Liliana Nava

Student Advisory Council Liaison / Bilingual Outreach & Prevention Education Specialist
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Natalie Palmer

ATI Newsletter and Blog Post Coordinator
Angel Polk

Angel Polk

Webmaster
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Linda Rosen

Student Advisory Council Liaison
Sydney Scheonhals

Sydney Schoenhals

Interception E-Magazine Coordinator
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Susan Young

Parent Coalition Director
Human Trafficking Survivor Parent

Board of Directors

Jaco Booyens

Jaco Booyens

Director, Producer -
After Eden Pictures
Cheryl Chumley

Cheryl Chumley

Editor -
Washington Times
Barbara Comstock

Barbara Comstock

United States Congresswoman -
Clyde Findley

Clyde E. Findley, Esq.

Attorney -
Breenzweig Leonard, LLP
Mary Graw Leary

Mary Graw-Leary, Esq.

Professor of Law -
Columbus Law School
Tucker Holt

Tucker Holt

Treasurer
Financial Consultant -
AMJ Financial Wealth Management
Jeffrey Mazanec

Jeffrey Mazanec

Chief Security Officer -
General Dynamics
Sheriff Bob Mosier

Sheriff Bob Mosier

Sheriff -
Fauquier County Sheriffs Office
Craig Shirley

Craig Shirley

Bestselling Author & Founder -
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Barbara Jean Wilson

Barbara Jean Wilson

Executive Coordinator -
Freddie Mac
Human Trafficking Survivor
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Sieg Young

President -
Appian Logic
Human Trafficking Survivor Parent

In 2013 our founder, Detective Bill Woolf, had just recovered a seventeen-year-old victim of human trafficking. For three years, Emily was subjected to countless sexual assaults arranged by her trafficker, the man whom she believed to be her boyfriend. With an intact and loving family, Emily did not fit the typical picture many people associate with trafficking—a child abandoned, homeless, desperate. Yet her grades slipped, her behavior changed, and eventually counselors, school officials, and even the courts got involved. Despite it all, Emily did not get the help she needed and the abuse continued. When Bill asked where the system had failed, she simply said, “No one ever asked.”

These words are what propelled Bill to form the precursor to Anti-Trafficking International (ATI). Aptly named the Just Ask Prevention Project, Bill brought law enforcement, schools, and other partners together to train professionals on identifying trafficking victims and develop our Just Ask Prevention Curriculum for students. Communities in the U.S. and abroad craved more.  What began as an awareness campaign has grown into a flourishing 501(c)(3) global foundation now known as ATI. Today, we partner with students, parents, and professionals like you to empower everyone to abolish human trafficking right from where they are. A community trained in education, prevention, and intervention will no longer let children like Emily be coerced and trapped for years in a situation like hers. Instead, our children will be surrounded by support systems at every level to stop human trafficking before it starts.

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The Just Ask Prevention Curriculum didn’t just make me aware of human trafficking, their efforts literally saved my life! I was being groomed into trafficking when I heard their message, and it is what made me get help! They saved me from BECOMING A VICTIM!

17-Year-Old High School Senior

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