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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
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
at the University of Arizona


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

Sister Marie O'Brien, SSJ

Congregational Treasurer of The Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph



Mia Borden
Survivor Advocate, Home Care Worker


Ann McCain Brown

Gerry Givnish
Neighborhood Representative


Nancy Link
Chief Administrative Officer, Homestead Smart Health Plans

Kathy Stiles

Development Committee Chair
Principal, SNS Tax and Accounting Services

Tambora Reaves

Survivor Advocate, Independent Artist

Elizabeth Turner

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