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 training program. His personal passion for seeing lives transformed is well served by the work of Traffick911. He serves on PureHope’s advisory board and volunteers with The NetFW Men Against Sexual Exploitation (MASE) team.
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 initiatives 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.
Lindsey is on the executive committee of the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking and is also a member of the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County. She represents Traffick911 on the Texas Attorney General's Human Trafficking Task Force and is on the core team of CEASE Network Dallas (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation). Lindsey holds a bachelors of science from Texas A&M University.
Sherrie Jerke • 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 program. She has a unique and God-given ability to connect with victims and has helped 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.
Cheryl Brasuell • Community Engagement Director
Cheryl joined Traffick911 first as a volunteer advocate, speaking for the organization and also a part of the Internet Surveillance team. She now serves on the full-time staff as Community Engagement Director, overseeing community engagement, church partnerships and fundraising initiatives. 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.
Nelda Yaw-Buckman, President
Philanthropist, Foundation Administrator
Managing Director, Lambert Law
Owner, Nichols Group
Owner, Decker Mechanical
CEO, Ideal Impact, Inc.
Director, Schneider Electric
Dr. John McClay
Director, After Eden Pictures
8 Days Film
Dr. Mike Lewis
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Paris Regional Medical Center
Dr. Reed Williams
Director of Medical Development