South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force

Task Force Contacts

Since its inception in 2012, the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force has expanded its size and impact to respond to the evolving threat of human trafficking in our communities. The Task Force is currently composed of 11 mandated member agencies, over 500 individual members, 12 subcommittees, an advisory committee, and nine regional task forces. The individuals and organizations that compose the State Task Force work in partnership with diverse community partners to tailor a multi-sector approach that is responsive to the complexities of the crime.

State Task Force

Kathryn Moorehead, Director

South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force
VAWA and Human Trafficking Programs
South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
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Biography 

 

Rebekah Battersby, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator

South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
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Ashni Bhojwani, VAWA and Human Trafficking Program Assistant

South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
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Biography

State Subcommittees

Direct Service Providers (Adult Focus)

Beth Messick, Chair
Executive Director, Jasmine Road
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Direct Service Providers (Minor Focus)

Angela Hugie, Co-Chair
Victim Services Manager, SC Department of Juvenile Justice
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Jennequia “Nikki” Brown, Co-Chair
Child Trafficking Program Coordinator, Department of Social Services
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Prevention Education & Outreach

Rebekah Battersby, Chair
Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
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Health Care Provision

Dr. Stephanie Armstrong, Chair
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
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Data Management & Research

Dr. Liyun Zhang, Chair
Research Scientist
Children’s Law Center – USC School of Law
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Biography 

 

Leadership

Kathryn Moorehead, Director
South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force
VAWA and Human Trafficking Programs
South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
Contact 
Biography 

 

Legal Innovations

TBD

 

Higher Education

TBD

 

Law Enforcement

Connie Sonnefeld, Chair
Captain
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
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Labor Trafficking

Colin Trimble, Chair
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division
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Interfaith

Roger Acton, Chair
Faith-Based & Victim Services Project Director
South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
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Survivor Advisory

Kat Wehunt, Chair
Executive Director
The Formation Project
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Regional Task Forces

Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force

Diana Tapp, Co-Chair, Bilingual Victim Advocate
Greenville Sheriff’s Office
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Michelle Greco Cunningham, Co-Chair, RNC-MNN, PCE, BSN, BA
Program Manager II / DAODAS Liaison                                                            SC Department of Social Services                                                          Contact 

Lowcountry Human Trafficking Task Force

JoJo Woodward, Co-Chair
Investigator
14th Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Michelle Fraser, Co-Chair
Director of Victim Services
14th Circuit Solicitor's Office
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Richland County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

Elizabeth Rummel, LMS, Coordinator
Richland County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force
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Biography 

 

Coastal Region Human Trafficking Task Force

Captain Sherri Smith, Chair
Horry County Sheriff's Office

 

Tri-County Human Trafficking Task Force

Brooke Burris, Co-Chair/Founder
The Lincoln Tubman Foundation
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Biography 

Lauren Knapp, Co-Chair
Counter Threat Project Coordinator
Charleston County Department of Public Safety
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2nd Judicial Circuit Human Trafficking Task Force

Maryann Burgess, Co-Chair
Executive Director
Child Advocacy Center of Aiken
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Eleanor Hunter, Co-Chair
Public Safety Officer
Aiken Department of Public Safety
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Lexington, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda Human Trafficking Task Force (LEMS)

Eric Russell, Chair
Director of Forensic Sciences
Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center
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Foothills Human Trafficking Task Force

Maria Torres-Green, Chair
Founder
The Blue Dragonfly
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Catawba Area Human Trafficking Task Force

Relaunching Fall 2021.
More info soon.

National Human Trafficking Hotline