New ESC Team!
ESC is proud to introduce some new additions to our team!
Bhumika Patel is currently serving as the Public Education Specialist as a member of AmeriCorps. She has been passionate about gender justice, and since attaining her M.A. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and she’s committed to creating a career around her passion. Human trafficking is an issue she did not know much about before beginning her service with End Slavery Cincinnati, but she is now determined to educate the public on its existence and helping the people who have experienced it.
Betsy Brown recently started working as the new Anti-Human Trafficking Program Case Manager. She is originally from Greenville, Ohio. Betsy graduated from Wittenberg University in 2009 with a B.A. in psychology. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Dominican University in 2012, concentrating on international social work. She is excited to be working alongside End Slavery Cincinnati to help raise awareness of human trafficking in the community, and to work alongside survivors to help those who have been impacted firsthand from human trafficking.
Kellie Gaustad is an AmeriCorps member currently serving End Slavery Cincinnati as the Volunteer Management Specialist. Kellie has been passionate about social justice since the beginning of her college career and has allowed it to guide her through her professional choices. She spent her senior year of college serving on the executive board of the largest social justice organization on Xavier Campus, Alternative Breaks, organizing volunteer events and forming spring break trips for participants. She recently graduated from Xavier University in May with a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts and a minor in gender and diversity studies. She plans on continuing her education to advance her career in the public service. Kellie likes to ski, read, watch Netflix, and go hiking with her dog.
Carolyn Hulla-Meyer is currently serving as Regional Coalition Specialist for End Slavery Cincinnati at The Salvation Army. Carolyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University in 2006, where she double-majored in American Studies and History. While studying civil rights, she became passionate about providing service to the public. She entered the field as an Employment Specialist, assisting homeless women in their efforts to obtain gainful employment. She also provided volunteer services to the Women’s Crisis Center in Northern Kentucky, and a local politician’s mayoral campaign. She initially joined End Slavery Cincinnati in 2012 as a Public Education Fellow, where she developed the train-the-trainer training modules, and assisted with coalition-building efforts. When this position became available, she jumped at the chance to continue her work in Anti-Human Trafficking. Carolyn is working to obtain her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University.
Jenni Cattran recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and an area of concentration in Social Work. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Social Work program at the University of Cincinnati and is interested in doing macro level social work that will help women.
Aimie Willhoite is in her 2nd year of graduate school working toward her Master’s of Social Work. She has worked in the health care field for over 30 years where she started in the emergency room at TriHealth and left after 22 years to work in cardiac research. Her most recent position was with their drug and alcohol program. Her passion is to work with vulnerable people through the Anti-Human Trafficking Program or other similar programs that address victims of trauma. Aimie loves people, photography, coffee shops, laughter, music, reading, and God’s great earth. Aimie believes you should treat all people with kindness.
Author: Kellie Gaustad
November 4th, 2014