OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President & Founder
Maggie earned her Bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College and her Master's degree in Counseling Education from Clemson University. Her early career involved engaging college students in homeless outreach, local adopt-a-block programs, and short-term mission work in the U.S., Peru, Ethiopia, and India. In 2017, she joined the staff of an anti-trafficking organization, designing and leading one of the first jail intervention programs for survivors of trafficking in the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina. Filled with passion to prevent child trafficking, Maggie and her family moved back to Georgia and founded Illuminate Justice. She leads our organization in prevention and church mobilization efforts. She is currently pursuing her J.D. degree from Georgia State University College of Law and is very excited to eventually expand our work to providing free legal services to survivors of trafficking and exploitation.
Board of Directors, Chair
Lindsay earned her Bachelor's degree from Southern Wesleyan University in Health and Human Services. She has been working in the anti-trafficking movement since 2012. She helped start several non-profit organizations in the Upstate of South Carolina and in her work has led intervention programs and residential care programs for survivors. Lindsay has built case management systems for survivors that include trauma therapy, safe housing, drug rehabilitation, career training, and medical care. Her tenure as a certified trauma-professional has also included honors such as presenting at Shared Hope's The Just Conference, and leading direct service initiatives for the South Carolina Attorney General's human trafficking task force.
Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Kat is a survivor leader, gifted in compassion and passionate about pursuing justice. A native of Florida, Kat graduated from Florida International University earning a degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in victimology. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Formation Project where she is boldly building a community led by survivors for survivors in Charleston, South Carolina. Kat also chairs the Survivor Leadership/Lived Experiences Committee of the South Carolina state-wide human trafficking task force and serves as a human trafficking consultant. She has trained thousands in responding to situations involving human trafficking, and is committed to ensuring survivors have a seat at the table, leading initiatives to fight trafficking.
Board of Directors, Chaplain
Rick Turner earned his bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College and then received his Master's of Business Administration from Clemson University. Rick served in full-time pastoral ministry for 7 years. He has also served in the non-profit sector, leading and evaluating programs that reduce the demand for trafficking. Determined to get more people involved in fighting human trafficking, Rick opened up Rejoice City Coffee, a coffee roasting business that invests profits into the fight against human trafficking. His company proudly supports the work of Illuminate Justice.
Board of Directors, Secretary
Amberly graduated from Emmanuel College with a degree in Early Childhood education. She is passionate about ending violence against women and children. Amberly has worked in both the education and marketing sector, and brings a wealth of knowledge surrounding child development and advocacy to our team. She uses her energy and passion in developing key partnerships between local businesses and churches. She loves spending time with her husband and two children, and enjoys cheering for the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in her free time.
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