PowerPoint: Human Trafficking- Beck/Ravoira/Alexionok
CLE Credit: CLE Certificate- HT
Alyssa Beck: In her role with the Policy Center, Alyssa interacts with leaders in the anti-human trafficking field, experts in girl-centered relations and members of the state legislature to help develop laws and practices that will support girls and women involved in the justice system. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she brings to the Center her lived experience and a passion for improving the lives of children. Her goal is to become a survivor mentor and change the laws around human trafficking and promote justice for children who are sent to jail.
Lawanda Ravoira: Lawanda serves as president and CEO and promotes the Policy Center’s mission of advancing the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the juvenile justice and child protection systems. She executes the strategic goals and objectives, leads the advocacy reform agenda and oversees the management of the day-to-day operations and ensures long term sustainability of the organization. She brings 25 years’ experience that includes providing direct services to marginalized youth in both residential and community based settings, leading reform initiatives, research, training, policy development, community organizing and advocacy. She holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from Nova University, a master’s degree in Allied Health from the University of North Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of Charleston.
Linda Alexionok: A former community banker, Linda Alexionok serves as the Executive Director for The Children’s Campaign, a statewide advocacy organization for children that is based in Tallahassee. She puts a business-focused imprint on public policy and legislation to improve the health and well-being of Florida’s children. Linda’s combined business and public policy background has earned her credibility and respect among legislative leaders from both parties. She has guided efforts to secure bipartisan sponsors for legislation implementing high-quality pre-kindergarten programs in Florida, including support of degreed teachers in pre-K classrooms. Linda was a gubernatorial appointee and chair of the Florida School Readiness and Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend. She is a recipient of the Early Childhood Association of Florida’s 2007 Champion for Children and the 2010 Florida Family Child Care Home Association Advocate Hall of Fame. Throughout her professional career, Linda has supported social justice, education and human service organizations. She has chaired or been a member of several state and local nonprofit boards. Prior to her career in banking, Linda was a public school teacher.