Alene Moris Women’s Center


The mission of the University of Washington Women’s Center Human Trafficking Task Force is to develop a better understanding of the root causes of human trafficking and the industries that support it. The Task Force will join forces with the business community, gather real and specialized data to support education, and increase public awareness around the state. We believe that engaging the business community in the collection and the spread of information is the key to making the eradication of human trafficking, an achievable goal.

Jorge Baron, J.D. Executive Director Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Sutapa Basu, Ph.D. Executive Director UW Women’s Center Taskforce Co-Chair

Emma Catague Community Organizing Program Manager API-Chaya

Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D. Provost University of Washington

Karen Chilcutt, West Seattle Democratic Women (WSDW)

Sara Curran, Ph.D Director, International Studies Associate Director, CSDE Associate Professor University of Washington

Bev Emery, Crime Victim Policy Specialist Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) WA Department of Commerce

Angelina S. Godoy, Ph.D Associate Professor and Director, Center for Human Rights University of Washington

Hon. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Ph.D. Washington State Senator, 36th Legislative District

Jeff Johnson, President Washington, AFL-CIO

Teresa Mosqueda, Legislative and Policy Director Washington, AFL-CIO

Val Richey, J.D. Senior Deputy Prosecutor King County

Suzanne T. Poppema, M.D. International Medical Consulting

Anita Ramasastry, J.D. D. Wayne & Anne Gittinger Professor of Law UW Law Foundation Professor Professor of Law University of Washington School of Law

Dana Raigrodski, S.J.D. Assistant Director (International), Asian Law Center University of Washington School of Law

Kellye Testy, J.D. Dean and James W. Mifflin Professor of Law University of Washington School of Law

Hon. Velma Veloria Former Washington State Representative (1993-2004) Task Force Co-Chair

Johnna White Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager UW Women’s Center