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Our Board

The Board of Dawn's Place includes a number of professionals who collectively have more than 30 years of experience in helping women trapped in CSE. They come from diverse backgrounds including medical doctors, social workers, education specialists, public policy experts, criminal justice figures, and survivors themselves. All of these individuals have made a commitment to helping women out of CSE and informing the public of the unsuspected evils of CSE to women.


Mary DeFusco, Esq.
Defender Association of Philadelphia


Katina Sawyer, PhD
Assistant Professor Management
George Washington University


Shea M. Rhodes, Esq.
Director, Villanova Law Institute to Address
Sexual Exploitation


Thomas Geddes Gilchrist, CPA, ACMA, CGMA 
Finance Committee


Ann McCain Brown M.A.R.

Everett Gillison, Esquire
Defender Association of Philadelphia

Gerry Givnish
Neighborhood Representative

Mary Ellen Marzullo, BA, Education
Development Committee Co-chair

Tambora Reaves

Women Survivor Advocate, Independent Artist

Elizabeth Turner, M.D.
Development Committee Co-chair

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