Michael Viola

Michael Viola is a current graduate student at Colorado State University pursuing the Impact MBA program. He hopes to one day create sustainable enterprises that consider the well-being of all stakeholders in its business model. In recent years, Michael served as a Youth Development Specialist working with the Peace Corps in Morocco where he revived […]

Steve Simske

Steve Simske was a payload specialist and lab director at a NASA Center for the Commercial Development of Space 1990-2003, and at HP from 1994-2018. He was an HP Fellow, Vice President, and Director in HP Labs. He is the author of more than 500 publications and more than 200 US patents. He is an […]

Charles E. Hounmenou, Ph.D.

Charles E. Hounmenou, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.Ed., M.A., is an Associate Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). He received his doctoral degree in social work from UIC in 2009. His research areas include human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and human rights of detainees. In 2009, Hounmenou […]

Kimberly Hogan

Kimberly Hogan is a Social Work Instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi and a current social work Ph.D. Candidate at Arizona State University. Kimberly has a focus on domestic sex trafficking and the therapeutic needs for exiting. She works closely with community groups, including the National Criminal Justice Training Center, AMBER Alert, Navajo Nation, […]

Disrupting Illicit Massage Businesses IMB

This presentation is based upon a 2021 report on illicit massage businesses (IMBs) and human trafficking in Ohio. Additional research has been conducted and the report’s findings have been adapted to the context of Colorado. Anthony “Tony” Talbott will present an overview of illicit massage businesses (IMBs) and provide detailed policy recommendations aimed at reducing commercial […]

Anthony N. Talbott

Anthony “Tony” Talbott is a nationally recognized anti human trafficking speaker, researcher, advocate, and educator. He directs Abolition Ohio, the Miami Valley anti-Human trafficking organization and is Director of Advocacy at the University of Dayton Human Rights Center. He chairs a committee of the OH Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission and has served on other […]

Shamere McKenzie

Shamere McKenzie is a consultant, activist, subject matter expert on human trafficking and a sought-after award winning internationally recognized speaker and trainer. Turning her past adversities into an opportunity to liberate and protect others, Shamere has brought about social and political change in America and around the world.   Shamere has a strong passion for […]