Traffick911 is comprised of over 600 passionate, vetted and trained volunteers and executive staff listed below. Let us be clear on one thing: we would not be who we are and would not have the impact we have without our Traffick911 Volunteers. They are the heart and soul of Traffick911. Each volunteer has a unique story on how they have been impacted by human trafficking and many of them serve long hours each week to help us free youth from sex trafficking.
George Lynch • Chief Executive Officer
George first became aware of the horrors of global human trafficking in 2011 as he helped his employer - the technology company Sabre - shape and launch its signature social responsibility program, Passport to Freedom. The program trained travel industry employees and partners globally about the issue as well as a scholarship program for survivors.
As a son of a mother, husband of a wife and father of a daughter, he was stunned by what was happening to vulnerable young women in the community he lived and worked in. Lynch joined the board of DFW based Traffick911 in 2012. He grew his knowledge by serving on Traffick911’s Strategic Planning committee, becoming President of the Traffick911 Board, and ultimately CEO in 2014.
A voracious learner, his research and training on the vulnerabilities of trafficked youth and brain impact of their trauma prepares him as a voice for the causes and trends in the sex trafficking of domestic minors. He is the creator of Traffick911’s Hooked: Porn’s Hold on the Brain program. His personal passion for seeing lives transformed is well served by the work of Traffick911. He serves on PureHope’s advisory board, volunteers with The NetFW Men Against Sexual Exploitation (MASE) team, is on the core team of CEASE Network Dallas (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).
Lindsey Speed • Director of Programs
Lindsey has been involved in the fight against human trafficking with Traffick911 since 2010. She currently serves as Director of Programs for Traffick911, overseeing all prevention, identification and empowerment programs and operations for the agency. Lindsey speaks across Texas to first responders, everyday citizens and youth on the issue and has the unique opportunity to work very closely with victims and their families as an advocate.
Lindsey is on the executive committee of the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking and is a member of the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County and the Texas Victim Services Association. She represents Traffick911 on the Texas Attorney General's Human Trafficking Task Force and Governor's Multi-Disciplinary Response Team. Lindsey holds a bachelors of science from Texas A&M University and is a certified to assist victims of crime through the Texas Victim Assistance Training Academy. Prior to her work in the anti-trafficking movement, Lindsey worked in corporate America in corporate marketing. In her free time, she loves finding hole-in-the-wall local coffee shops, playing the piano and gardening.
Cheryl Brasuell • Community Engagement Director
Cheryl joined Traffick911 first as a volunteer advocate in 2015, speaking for the organization and also a part of the Internet Surveillance team. She now serves on full-time staff as Community Engagement Director, overseeing community engagement, church partnerships and fundraising initiatives. She also oversees Traffick911's Internet Surveillance Team. Before Cheryl came on board with Traffick911, she spent seven years with Frisco ISD. Cheryl and her husband also worked in church ministry for 23 years in California and Texas. She has been burdened for the cause of human trafficking for many years and is grateful to be part of the Traffick911 team.
Sherrie • Director of Juvenile Detention Outreach, Law Enforcement Liaison
Sherrie has been involved in the anti-trafficking movement since 2011. Sherrie is the director over fifteen Traffick911 juvenile detention outreach teams across Texas who go into the facilities on a monthly basis with our programs. She has a unique and God-given ability to connect with victims and has helped dozens upon dozens of teen survivors and their families navigate through the healing journey.
She is also Traffick911's liaison with law enforcement, overseeing every lead that Traffick911 feeds law enforcement from victim reports and internet surveillance, which have resulted in numerous rescues of victims, arrests, pleas and/or convictions of pimps. In 2013, Sherrie was awarded a medal from the Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations in Washington, D.C. for outstanding casework with HSI and the North Texas Trafficking Task Force. She also represents Traffick911 on the Tarrant County 5-Stones Human Trafficking Task Force.
Elissa • Advocate Manager
The desire to become an abolitionist for children began back in 2009 when Elissa met child victims of trafficking through volunteer work. The passion grew to a place that prompted her to move from Texas to Virginia to attend Regent University School of Law. During her time there, she was student staff for The Center for Global Justice and Human Rights which enabled her to focus her study on the issue of human trafficking both domestically and globally. She spent time interning in D.C. with Shared Hope and The National District Attorney’s Association where she assisted with the Protected Innocence Project and researched human trafficking cases. She spent time on The Hill in Senate hearings and collaborated with lawmakers regarding Human Trafficking issues. She connected with Traffick911 in 2014 and was a legal intern that summer advocating for victims through the legal process and completing legislative policy recommendations. Elissa continued to volunteer with Traffick911 in Juvenile Detention Outreach upon completion of law school and her return to DFW from Virginia.
Elissa now serves in a full-time capacity as Advocate Manager under Traffick911’s Empowerment Program. She firmly believes that through community involvement and mentoring, youth who are being exploited will be equipped to get their voice back, use their voice to bring justice, and make strong choices to be free. Prior to joining the Traffick911 team, Elissa spent 15 years as a professor who taught English to students from over 80 nations around the globe. She loves traveling and has explored several nations with her husband. She is extremely blessed to be able to serve with the Traffick911 team.
Nelda Yaw-Buckman, President • Philanthropist, Foundation Administrator
Rex Nichols • Owner, Nichols Group
Wade Decker • Owner, Decker Mechanical
Wes McDaniel • CEO, Ideal Impact, Inc.
Dr. John McClay • Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Jaco Booyens • President/CEO, After Eden Pictures
Dr. Mike Lewis • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Paris Regional Medical Center
Dr. Reed Williams • Director of Medical Development, LandPlan Development
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