Working to end the commercial
sexual exploitation of youth in San Francisco.

Together.

The Bay Area is a hub of child sex trafficking.

It’s time to change this.

We are on a mission to make San Francisco a model city for preventing sex trafficking and supporting survivors.

FWD

Together

 

We believe in the power of collaboration to build a resilient and effective ecosystem that is stronger than the sum of its parts.

 

OUR GOALS

I
Strengthen frontline
organizations

II
Increase collaboration

III
Fill critical landscape
gaps

Work

FWD

TEAM

 

OUR FOUNDERS

Natasha Dolby
Co-Founder & Board of Directors

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Natasha
Co-Founder & Board of Directors

Natasha Dolby has spent over a decade in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C., specializing in financial and programmatic analysis, content development, and strategic planning for small and large organizations, including The Robin Hood Foundation and Pacific Foundation Services. Dolby recently completed a research fellowship with the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice on child sex trafficking in Brazil, where she is from. Dolby serves on a number of boards and advisory boards, including: Beyond 12, Asha Rising, Bay Area Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, ECPAT- USA, Freedom Fund, Human Rights Watch – San Francisco Executive Committee, and Vital Voices Bay Area. In addition to her MBA from The Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Dolby holds her MA in Education from Stanford and her BA in Journalism from Hofstra University.

JaMel Perkins
Co-Founder & Board of Directors

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JaMel
Co-Founder & Board of Directors

JaMel Perkins has been a community volunteer and activist for the past 40 years, focusing her efforts on empowering women and children, public health, education, and ending domestic violence and human trafficking. She was involved with the League of Women Voters, Battered Women’s Alternatives, and Partners Ending Domestic Abuse. Perkins also served on the Justice and Courage Panel, which oversees all domestic violence cases and their coordination with law enforcement agencies in San Francisco. She has served on many boards including the San Francisco Education Fund, N.A.R.A.L, Arthritis Foundation, Greenbelt Alliance, and UCSF’s Wellness Council. She currently serves on the San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking and the San Francisco Collaboration Against Human Trafficking.

Alia Whitney-Johnson
Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Alia Whitney-Johnson
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Alia Whitney-Johnson is an experienced social entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience working with children who’ve endured trauma, sexual abuse, and exploitation. She founded and chairs Emerge Global, a nonprofit that equips Sri Lankan girls who have survived sexual abuse with the business acumen, life skills, and financial resources needed to thrive in their adult lives. She also serves as the Chair of the Child and Youth Trafficking Committee of the San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking. Whitney-Johnson spent several years at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, where she was tapped to lead its collaboration with Lean In and manage a national campaign focused on men and their important role in reaching gender equality. She has served on several boards including the MIT Corporation (MIT’s board of trustees), SERES Global, Emerge Lanka Foundation, and ATHack!. Whitney-Johnson holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Amy Price
    Program Executive, Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Bradley Myles
    Executive Director and CEO, Polaris
  • Cathy Zimmerman
    Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Jennifer Rodriguez
    Executive Director, Youth Law Center
  • Julie Cordua
    Chief Executive Officer, Thorn
  • Kate Walker Brown
    Director of the Child Trafficking Team and attorney, National Center for Youth Law
  • Katie Albright
    Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Lateefah Simon
    President, Akonadi Foundation
  • Lisa Spinali
    President, Lisa Spinali Consulting
  • Minouche Kandel
    Women’s Policy Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (DOSW)
  • Mollie Brown
    Director of Programs & Community Development, Huckleberry Youth Programs
  • Natasha Singh
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Asha Rising
  • Patrice Martin
    Co-Lead + Creative Director, IDEO.org
  • Stacey Katz
    Chief Executive Officer, WestCoast Children’s Clinic

ADVISORS

 

ADVISORS

  • Amy Price
    Program Executive, Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Bradley Myles
    Executive Director and CEO, Polaris
  • Cathy Zimmerman
    Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Jennifer Rodriguez
    Executive Director, Youth Law Center
  • Julie Cordua
    Chief Executive Officer, Thorn
  • Kate Walker Brown
    Director of the Child Trafficking Team and attorney, National Center for Youth Law
  • Katie Albright
    Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Lateefah Simon
    President, Akonadi Foundation
  • Lisa Spinali
    President, Lisa Spinali Consulting
  • Minouche Kandel
    Women’s Policy Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (DOSW)
  • Mollie Brown
    Director of Programs & Community Development, Huckleberry Youth Programs
  • Natasha Singh
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Asha Rising
  • Patrice Martin
    Co-Lead + Creative Director, IDEO.org
  • Stacey Katz
    Chief Executive Officer, WestCoast Children’s Clinic

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