Chair – Kat Rock

Co-Chair – Janice Norman

Terry Kish Skidmore, Jeanette Mueller, Amy Pearlstine
S.O.L.T. – Chairs – Mary-Jo Horton, Jeannine Webster
Nidia Bernstiel


Chairs – Lisa Grassam-Smith and Candace Lopes

International Projects

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.

Community Projects

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

Public Awareness

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

Finance Committee

Chair – Joanne Zarro

Jill Keegan, Kat Rock, Amy Duffet Chappel, Suzy Hutcheson, Jeanine Webster, Terri Pettengill


Lucy Lueg