It takes tremendous vision to recognize where a movement is, where it can go, and how it can get there.


The founders of the Global Freedom Center hold unique, unparalleled and varied experience. Each has assisted hundreds of victims and carries their stories of hope that no one else will have to endure the same suffering. They translated their service to victims into legislative and administrative advocacy, and to international and domestic policy within the U.S. Government.

Kelly Heinrich, J.D., President, Global Freedom Center

For a dozen years, Kelly Heinrich has played an integral role both inside and outside of government in local, state, national, and international efforts to combat human trafficking.

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Kavitha Sreeharsha, J.D., Executive Director, Global Freedom Center

For over a decade, Kavitha Sreeharsha has been a leader in the anti-trafficking movement. Her multifaceted experience includes legal services, technical assistance, federal and state public policy advocacy, and civil rights enforcement and litigation.

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Board of Directors

Kimberly Ball, Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kimberly Ball’s practice focuses on representing individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation matters and white collar defense at both the federal and state levels. Ms. Ball has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings.

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Neal Flieger, Chairman, StrategyOne

Neal Flieger has an extensive background in designing and implementing successful strategies in the corporate, political and public policy arenas.

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Anita Kishore, Director, Portfolio Management, Sandoz Inc (a Division of Novartis)

Anita Kishore brings both consulting experience and a data-driven approach to the Global Freedom Center from her work as a strategy consultant and former scientist.

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Advisory Board

Bonnie Campbell, Partner, LPCA Public Strategies

Bonnie J. Campbell was elected Attorney General of Iowa in 1990 and served through 1994. She is the only woman to have held that office in her state.

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Theresa Loar, Vice President, Global Strategies, CH2M Hill

Theresa Loar is Senior Vice President, International Programs for CH2M HILL a Fortune 500 global engineering and infrastructure firm.

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John Pepper, Retired Chairman & CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company

John J. Pepper, Jr. spent a 40 year career in various positions at Procter & Gamble, including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1995 – 1999 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 – 2002.

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Lalita Kaewsawang, Chef

Lalita Kaewsawang is a budding chef who redefines "cooking with heart." She came to the U.S. as a child from Thailand not speaking any English and, with her sister, spent her critical developmental years subjected to human trafficking in a restaurant kitchen in California.

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Wendy Young, Executive Director, Kids in Need of Defense

Wendy Young brings extensive immigration policy experience to her role at KIND. Most recently, she served as Chief Counsel on Immigration Policy in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees for Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

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