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Bishop spent four years as an undercover agent with DOJ on
Organized Crime, helping to prosecute a number of high profile gang members.
His undercover work leaves him open to the continued retaliation, from the
gangs. To protect himself and his family Bishop wears a mask when appearing in
public. Bishop served three tours, with the 101st Airborne. He is a noted gang
expert, certified as a gang specialist in MSG, OMG, and STG groups, he holds a
multi-state private investigator license Bishop is an author and a keynote speaker
for Bishop Outreach. Bishop can be contacted for speaking engagements, advice
and rescue assistance.
LINDA J. SULLIVAN, MBA,
CPA, LL.M - President & Co-Founder, Director, Master Certified Victims of
Human Trafficking Coach - Linda J. Sullivan has been involved
with the abolition of human sex trafficking for over 20 years. She is a Master Certified Victims of Human Trafficking Coach and
was the Chair of the Women’s Fund of Miami’s Sex Trafficking Committee.
She is a member of Junior League (where she was awarded the Provisional
of the Year Award for 2011) and Soroptimist International. She is
a court-appointed Guardian ad litem and holds Board seats on many
non-profit organizations including DFYIT- Drug Free Youth in Town, the Children’s Survival
Network, and the United States Military Educators Association, and has been
Chair of Not for Profit Committees focusing on Stopping Sex Trafficking.
Ms. Sullivan has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida as the
Public member on the Eleventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Circuit
Committee, and sits on the Board of AAFM as their USA Global Tax
Adviser. Linda Sullivan was appointed by the Governor of Vermont as a
Member, Children & Family Council for Prevention
Programs, Vermont State Advisory Group (SAG). The Council
is a 21-member advisory group appointed by the governor with consent of
the Vermont Senate.
ROSIE JOHNSON, Case
Management Coordinator - Rosie is a dedicated advocate of
human rights and is proud to be a part of the B.E.S.T. Team. She is a Certified Coach in Anti-Human Trafficking with a
background in Psychology and Criminal Justice. As a Certified Coach Rosie has
provided Expert Witness testimony on Domestic Human Trafficking cases in both
Miami and Palm Beach Florida. Rosie has been working directly in the
Anti-Trafficking field for over two years and has participated in over 300
hours of training including attending conferences to receive further
instruction for Juvenile Service Providers and is currently pursuing a degree
is Psychiatric Nursing. Rosie is an active member of several local and national
Anti-Human Trafficking Collations and is continually educating on the topic of
Human Trafficking, specifically Victim Centered Practices, through numerous
Public Presentations, Panel Discussions and Organizational Trainings. In
addition, she is also a mom to two adorable little ones.
Dr. Tomi Grover - Tomi Grover serves as a speaker, author, and teacher. She is
thrilled to announce a new book entitled “Compelled.” In the book, she explores the Christian
church’s role, responsibilities, and response to the atrocities of human
trafficking. Tomi tells how God is compassionately compelling a response to
human trafficking in the world and He is asking His church to respond by
joining Him. This book discusses the “why” and “what” of God’s compelling
message to the church.
Tomi is a dynamic, engaging,
sought after speaker. Her inspirational speaking endeavors to enlighten a variety
of audiences on the varied aspects of human trafficking. Additionally, she
brings a message to respond to God’s call personally. Tomi crafts messages on
culture related topics about U.S. children’s vulnerabilities through media and
technology including the blight of pornography on this generation.
Hope Manasseh – Human Trafficking and Ritual Abuse Survivor - I
have a degree in political science and have spent most of my professional life
in sales and management positions. Through my professional capacity I have
traveled globally speaking publicly to audiences from ten to five hundred.
Until two years ago I held a position within the corporate segment as the
global sales director, responsible for establishing and developing worldwide
markets. I have spent the past two years allowing God to equip me for full-time
ministry, using His testimony of hope to speak freedom into the lives of the
wounded. I am skilled in the development and delivery of messages to audiences
of all ages and backgrounds. I have coached and mentored teens and adults on
every continent. I have learned to resolve conflicts and overcome obstacles
using strong creative problem solving skills, a natural ability to build unity,
and a willingness to think outside the box. I bring the same approach to my
ministry believing that when the church sets aside everything but Christ and
comes together as one body under Christ there will be no barrier too high, no
pit to deep to reach.
Ice currently acts as the Founder and Executive Director of The Net and is non-voting member of the board.
As a graduate from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Social Work, Melissa has been involved in and employed by Christian organizations and non-profits
for the past 12 years. Whether serving overseas with international organizations in 8 different countries, alongside other non-profits in the states, or creating a movement that has sparked "the NET" in Fort Worth, Melissa has been on the front lines of spearheading
new and revolutionary ideas for serving the impoverished and marginalized wherever she is at. Prior to the NET, she served on staff at Christ Chapel Bible Church, as the Missional Director, helping students learn to serve the poor. Since receiving her degree
in social work, additionally, she has also been trained and has certification in the area of trauma-informed care for victims of sexual assault and female offenders.
Detective Greg Dickerman has been with the Arlington Police Department for 14 years. He began working human trafficking cases in April 2008 and is currently a task force officer with the North Texas Trafficking Task Force. The majority of his investigation experience has been investigating domestic sex trafficking cases.
Dickerman has filed multiple federal and state cases on domestic sex trafficking suspects. To remain abreast of the laws, tactics used and operating practices in human trafficking Dickerman has and continues to attend several human trafficking training courses throughout the country. In an effort to bring awareness to this crime and teach others, Dickerman prepared an online human trafficking course for The Response Network, which provides training to several police departments across the country.
Due to his ongoing commitment and relentless efforts Dickerman was named Task Force Officer of the Year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Officer of the Year by the Arlington Police Department in 2012. Detective Dickerman is passionate about the rescue of human trafficking victims and the prosecution of their traffickers.
Lori Key Founder of Perfect Love International A graduate of DBU with a degree in Christian Ministries, Lori currently serves with Cornerstone Assistance Network as a Reentry Service Coordinator in the Tarrant Country Jail and serves along side her husband Pastor Gregory C.P. Key at Renewed Life Church of the Nazarene. Lori has experience with diverse populations and communities including the inner city, homelessness, reentry, and human trafficking. Also, passionate about international missions, Lori has traveled to Macieo, Brazil and Burkina Faso, West Africa. She has served as Director of True Faith Community, Housing Manager of Esther House, a womens’ discipleship home, Urban Youth Impact, Heal the World, and Crazy8 Ministries, and currently co-hosts a radio talk show, Flutta Talk Radio and serves on the Board of DFWCitiwomen.