Chair – Kat Rock
Co-Chair – Janice Norman
Terry Kish Skidmore, Jeanette Mueller, Amy Pearlstine
S.O.L.T. – Chairs – Mary-Jo Horton, Jeannine Webster
Chairs – Lisa Grassam-Smith and Candace Lopes
Chair – Terri Pettengill
Kat Rock, Mary-Jo Horton, Monique Coleman, Janice Norman, Eula Clarke, Jody Bond, Donna Linton
Partnering with World Vision, SIS is supporting three girls in Peru, Ghana and Armenia by providing a safe home and educational opportunities. We partnered with Shared Hope to build and continue to support a home in Negril, Jamaica for women who are victims of human trafficking. The home provides the opportunity to learn a trade in order to become independent and self-supporting. We also supported a Shared Hope visit of four young adults from Nepal who are children on human trafficking victims in order to tell their story and raise awareness of human trafficking. We were one of five locations in the US. that they visited.
Dream It Be It
Dream It Be It – Chair – Terri Pettengill
Nidia Bernstiel, Candace Lopes (September event), Mary-Jo Horton, Eula Clarke
“The Dream it Be it” program can help girls plan their future. They are given career and education resources. Girls learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and moving on after setbacks.
Chair – Gigi Suntum
Karen Ripper, Monique Coleman, Suzy Hutcheson, Marney Mckee, Jeanette Mueller, Dianne Wilson, Margaret Richebourg Temple
SIS receives numerous request for specific, difficult to fund situations. For example, we fulfilled the request of two young, new mothers who had given birth and completed high school to return to their home. We also assisted with funding for a group of women in Indiantown for training in sewing arts, culinary arts, and secretarial services. We have raised funds to build a home locally for victims of human trafficking. SIS conducts frequent drives to secure personal items and clothing for women in transition from addiction and women who are victims of human trafficking. Partnering with Safe Space, SIS members also conduct “table talks” for women who are the victims of abuse on topics such as finance, interviewing, resume writing, and finding and securing housing.
“Catch the Wave” Anti Trafficking Committee: Tony Barletta, Lynne Barletta, Past President Suzy Hutchinson, Joanne Zarro
Fundraising - WOD
Chair – Jeanine Webster
Co-Chair – Amy Duffett Chappel
Candace Lopes, Janice Norman, Karen Ripper, Suzy Hutcheson, Mary-Jo Horton, Glenna Parris, Evelyn Deggeller, Lisa Compagno, Joanne Zarro, Jody Bond, Donna Linton, Dr. Lisa Grassam-Smith, Sherry McLeod Douds
Nidia Bernstiel, Candace Lopes, Karen Ripper
This Committee manages the Website and Facebook Page and other media coverage.
They are also responsible for the membership information (Directory).
Chair – Nidia Bernstiel
Janice Norman, Candace Lopes, Glenna Parris
Laws and Resolutions
Chair – Liz Bonan
Jill Keegan, Kat Rock, Mary-Jo Horton, Suzy Hutcheson, Evelyn Deggeller, Terri Pettengill
Chair – Joanne Zarro
Jill Keegan, Kat Rock, Amy Duffet Chappel, Suzy Hutcheson, Jeanine Webster, Terri Pettengill