Who We Are and What We Stand For


The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking intends to end Human Trafficking in the United States through prevention, combating demand, the rescue of victims, and providing safe refuge for the restoration of survivors.  We are a nonprofit, faith-based organization anointed by God to fight against human trafficking in America with truth and integrity, showing the love of Jesus Christ to all involved.  With offices in Tampa, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Austin, we are addressing the national problem, and also doing so with on-the-ground services. 

Our focus on the prevention of human trafficking in the United States is being accomplished through combating demand in new and innovative ways, raising awareness, educating our youth, disruption of trafficking activities, advocating a consolidation within the industry to maximize efficiencies, and collaborating with organizations who are expert at rescuing abducted youth currently engaged in the sex trade.  Our work is also done in conjunction with Federal, State and local government officials who sit in a position to influence policy on ending trafficking in America.

As a non-profit organization, we are committed to operate with utmost financial accountability to our donors who provide the funding necessary to carry out these activities.

Our Board of Directors


KEVIN MALONE

Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball in 2001 after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame General Manager Pat Gillick stated…

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GEOFFREY ROGERS

As a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Geoff rose quickly to the rank of Vice President at IBM and Dassault Systemes in his corporate career.  He was the recipient of numerous distinctive awards, including enlistment into the exclusive “Next-Gen” program, with 40 participants…

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SAMANTHA CHECHELE

Although Samantha Chechele makes her living as an attorney practicing in the Tampa Bay area, her passion is to grow in faith, to reach people for Christ, and to help people get closer to God. Always seeking opportunities to use her skills and talents to further the kingdom of God, Samantha was called…

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BRIAN ROBINSON

Independent Human Trafficking Consultant;  Co-Founder, Board Member.

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CHONG HENDERSON

Chong Henderson has been called by God as an intercessor, praying endlessly for the causes nearest to God’s heart.  She joins the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking as a full-time intercessor, praying for God’s will to occur with the company and for the provision necessary…

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