Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice®Fighting to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable.



How We Got HereOur Journey


The founding leadership of the AFRJ has collectively spent decades serving on behalf of those in very great need in our world. We have poured out our lives, energies, and expertise in service to the oppressed and vulnerable in many capacities. And so our perspective is one that acknowledges the following truth:

The evil of human trafficking did not appear overnight

It is a result – the gravest of consequences – of leaving many things undone and many issues unresolved for the vulnerable in our world and in our own communities. And we want to eradicate it. In our lifetime, we want to see the end of human trafficking and prevent it from happening in the first place.



Strategic efforts
on behalf of the
oppressed
Initiatives




Freedom Council

Freedom Council

Business leaders and ambassadors from global companies are engaging together to end human trafficking and to protect the vulnerable.


Global Network

Global Network

A relational community of justice advocates from a variety of sectors devoted to combating human trafficking and addressing the issues that lead to it.


Engage Together

Engage Together®

Resources, strategies, and solutions to mobilize justice advocates and help communities collaborate across sectors.


Research and Development

Research & Development

The development of innovative solutions that will fill existing gaps in the anti-trafficking movement.


Last Year
We supported over 6,500 anti-trafficking organizations and justice advocates.

2016 HighlightsAFRJ’s Global Impact



Assisted over 6,500 anti-trafficking organizations and justice advocates in their efforts – bridging gaps in relationships, resources, solutions, and strategies every day. The AFRJ® Global Network is a relational network of justice advocates, and includes businesses, churches, coalitions, educators, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and more.
Hosted several gatherings to grow collaboration and innovation, such as the Engage Together® Conference for Church & Ministry Leaders (TX); Engage Together® Conference for Business Leaders (GA); Child Abuse Summit (KS); Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Training (VA); Foster Care & Human Trafficking Forums, Night of Hope Events, and Community Meetings in multiple states.
Published 2nd Editions of the Engage Together® Toolkit Series, dynamic resources that help organizations and communities understand and access the world of information and ideas to support their efforts. Thousands are in use today, and new toolkits are in development!
Launched a number of replicable and scalable solutions to address some of the largest gaps in the anti-trafficking movement, including a victim advocates pilot for domestic minors, a range of community assessment tools and supports, a national survey of identification protocols for first responders, and more.
Served as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to develop the new End Modern Slavery Act, which was signed into law in 2016. Providing a $1.5 billion fund to combat human trafficking internationally beginning in 2017.
Supported the development of many strategic alliances that will engage very specific areas of the global anti-trafficking movement, including freedom businesses, restoration homes, and more.

Meet OurFounding Board


Ashleigh Chapman

President/CEO
Ashleigh Chapman

President/CEO

Prior to founding the AFRJ, Ashleigh has served as: the co-founder and Administrative Director of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law at Regent University School of Law; the Director of a non-profit organization serving thousands of disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth in Tennessee; a Children's Pastor; and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.

Ashleigh is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, receiving the school’s Most Outstanding Graduate award, and Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.

Ashleigh and her husband, Sloan, presently reside in Tennessee, and together, they are committed to spending their lives in service and advocacy on behalf of those in need in our world.

Tom Miller

Chairman
Tom Miller

Chairman

Tom Miller is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Anthem, a Fortune 50 Company and the second-largest healthcare insurance provider in the United States.

From 2010-2014 Tom was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of both Coca-Cola Refreshments and the Coca-Cola North America Group of the Coca-Cola Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the Coca-Cola System, including six years overseas where he was the Chief Information Officer for the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottler, and CIO for The Coca-Cola Company’s Greater Europe Group.

Consumer Goods Magazine named Tom one of the Top Ten Visionary Technology Leaders in the Consumer Goods industry.

Tom holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Computer Information Management from Northwood University and an Executive MBA from Emory University. Tom and his wife Kathy reside in Atlanta.

Kathleen Mckee

Director
Kathleen Mckee

Director

Kathleen A. McKee was born and raised in upstate New York. She received her undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Albany where her major was English and French and her minor was Education.

She has taught in urban schools and college educational opportunity programs. She decided to go to law school in the 1970’s. She received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America and a Masters of Law in Labor Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. McKee has worked for federal agencies, the United States Congress, and more recently federally funded legal aid programs. She is presently the Director of the Civil Litigation Clinic at Regent University School of Law. (The clinic gives law students the opportunity to serve low-income clients who are unable to afford an attorney in civil matters and victims of domestic violence). The areas in which she currently conducts legal research are human trafficking, violence against women, and international parental abduction.

Ms. McKee is also trained in general and family mediation. She is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator. Since her initial training and certification she has co-mediated family conflicts, business disputes, and intrachurch conflicts.

Officers & Leadership Staff


Kimberly Beasley

Marketing & Comm. Manager
Kimberly Beasley

Marketing & Comm. Manager

Kimberly first learned of the evil of human trafficking in 2008. Since that time she has faced the challenge that many are familiar with – “What can just one person do?” As she pursued the answer to that question through many different avenues, she encountered the AFRJ and found a place, not only to make a difference, but to show others how they can do the same. Kimberly received her BFA in Commercial Art from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She currently resides in downtown Norfolk, VA, with her husband.

Art Druckenmiller

Chief Financial Officer
Art Druckenmiller

Chief Financial Officer

Art Druckenmiller is focused on helping individuals and organizations find and fulfill their life streams. In the last 20 years, he has successfully implemented and trained people in accounting systems in both for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Before joining the AFRJ, Art served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit focused on helping people in substance abuse recovery to become self-employed. Through training and direct experience, he has a strong working knowledge of the standards and procedures for operating with excellent board governance. He currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits.

Art holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Alana Flora, JD

Chief Operations Officer
Alana Flora, JD

Chief Operations Officer

Alana’s deep passion for the advocacy and protection of children and families began early in life. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Alana continued to volunteer and to serve those in need. Upon graduation, Alana served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and substitute teacher, allowing her to work directly with children and families. While pursuing her Juris Doctor, she interned with the local juvenile justice system, studied International Human Rights abroad, and focused on efforts to assist families in need. It was also during this time that her eyes were opened to the atrocity of human trafficking. Since then, she has been working diligently with anti-human trafficking efforts. It is her heart for those in need and her passion for justice that has led her to join the AFRJ.

Marj Garrean

Special Projects
Marj Garrean

Special Projects

Tracey Revelle

Executive Assistant
Tracey Revelle

Executive Assistant

Tracey Revelle developed a fervor to take action in the protection of the vulnerable while working as a Para-Educator in the public school system. The AFRJ is everything she envisioned and more in satisfying her longing to stand for justice in the face of the heinous act of human trafficking. She is honored to partner with an organization whose sole purpose is to rescue the innocent and give them the tools needed to greatly enhance their quality of life. Tracey is happily married and the mother of three beautiful daughters. She currently resides in the Nashville, TN area.

Nicholas Sensley

Interim Chief Strategy Officer
Nicholas Sensley

Interim Chief Strategy Officer

Nicholas Sensley serves as the Interim Chief Strategy Officer of AFRJ.  He is the CEO of Cross Sector Solutions, LLC.  Cross Sector Solutions, LLC is a consortium of strategists throughout the world who convene, facilitate, and support local, regional, and national coalitions of leaders in response to significant problems. Nicholas has served as the Anti-Trafficking Strategist and Development Consultant for Humanity United, an Omidyar Group philanthropic foundation, and is a former California Police Chief with 25 years of diverse policing services among three California municipalities. He has developed leaders and facilitated strategic collective impact teams and task forces in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the South Caribbean and throughout United States.

Nicholas has been acknowledged as an international expert at developing responses to human atrocities by the US Department of State, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Justice, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, and by other international governments and organizations.

Nicholas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and a Masters of Business Administration. He is currently a PhD student in international management at the International School of Management (ISM) in Paris, France with a dissertation on the impact of civil society and businesses in post war and civil conflict recovery and transitions. Nicholas is based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Heather Strozier

IT Enablement & Delivery
Heather Strozier

IT Enablement & Delivery

Karissa Tillotson

Global Network Coordinator
Karissa Tillotson

Global Network Coordinator

Locally and globally, Karissa’s passion for reaching vulnerable individuals and strengthening families began at an early age. After serving with and leading programs for at-risk children as a teenager, Karissa pursued her bachelor’s degree in International Relations. During this time Karissa traveled to India, where she served with an orphan care organization for many months. Since then, Karissa has worked with foster care agencies, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and other community organizations to uncover how vulnerable populations and human trafficking intersect. With the understanding that strong families create strong communities and strong communities create a better world, Karissa is passionate about helping others find how their unique passions and the world's needs intersect.   Karissa is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and resides in Tennessee with her husband.

Freedom Council Leadership


Ashleigh Chapman

President/CEO
Ashleigh Chapman

President/CEO

Prior to founding the AFRJ, Ashleigh has served as: the co-founder and Administrative Director of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law at Regent University School of Law; the Director of a non-profit organization serving thousands of disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth in Tennessee; a Children's Pastor; and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.

Ashleigh is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, receiving the school’s Most Outstanding Graduate award, and Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.

Ashleigh and her husband, Sloan, presently reside in Tennessee, and together, they are committed to spending their lives in service and advocacy on behalf of those in need in our world.

Shally Pannikode

Chair
Shally Pannikode

Chair

Shalima (Shally) is Vice President of Information Technology at Anthem, Inc., one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States.

Shally is an accomplished IT executive with over 20 years of experience in leading Information Technology Organizations that build and implement large scale software products in the healthcare industry.   In her current role, Shally oversees numerous enterprise-wide packaged and custom developed applications supporting Anthem’s Medical Management Operations.

Shally’s passion for helping others is evident in her embrace of a  servant leadership philosophy.   She puts into practice that philosophy and works everyday to enrich the lives of others through the creation of a more caring organization that is devoted to each team member’s success.

Shally holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science.   Shally, her husband and two children reside in the metro Atlanta area.

May Collins

Secretary
May Collins

Secretary

May’s passion for helping others developed through more than 15 years of working in the human services field serving at-risk and foster care youth and individuals with behavioral and developmental disabilities.

She currently works as an Agile Coach at Anthem.  Prior to joining Anthem, May served as a Senior Director of Human Resource for Universal Health Services and Director of Human Resources for Alternative Behavioral Services.

May holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and resides in Chesapeake, VA with her husband.

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The AFRJ® is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization.