See our great lineup of speakers for Sheltered 2020


Amanda Hightower

Board Member, NTSA & Executive Director, REST

Bill Woolf

Director of Human Trafficking Programs, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Chris Lim

Project Administrator, University of Alabama Statewide Human Trafficking Protocol

Dr. Ashley Hodges

Professor/Associate Dean University of Alabama at Birmingham; Clinic Director/Nurse Practitioner UAB Clinic at the WellHouse

Dr. Jason Quintal

National Clinical Director, Selah Freedom

Dr. Lauren Ruhlmann

Assistant Professor/LMFT, Auburn University & Director, RESTORE Research Program

Dr. Rondy Smith

Founder & Executive Director, Rest Stop Ministries

Hal Cato

CEO, Thistle Farms

Kyle Idleman

Senior Pastor, Southeast Christian Church

Lisa Thompson

Vice President of Policy and Research, National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Melissa Yao

Executive Director, NTSA

Shelia Simpkins - McClain

Director of Education & Outreach, Thistle Farms

And more

Amanda Eckhardt

Executive Director, Restore NYC

Amy Wagar

Alabama Director, Trafficking Hope

Ashley Parker

Director of Emergency Services, Baptist Health

Audrey Baedke

Co-founder and Programs Manager, Real Escape from the Sex Trade

Bill Schneider

Masters Candidate, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

Brian Kent

Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP

Brian Sites

Campus Pastor, SECC La Grange

Carolyn Potter

Board Secretary, NTSA & Chief Executive Officer, The Wellhouse

Chapple Watkins

Advancement Director, The Wellhouse

Dan Emr

Executive Director, Worthwhile Wear

Debby Haralson

Chief Operating Officer, The Wellhouse

Doug Gilmer

Supervisory Special Agent and Resident Special Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations, Burmingham

Erica Peoples

Director of Programs, Gracehaven

Greg Zarzaur

Trial Lawyer, Zarzaur Law LLC

Holly Hyche

Development Officer, The Wellhouse

Jeanne Allert

Founder and Executive Director, The Samaritan Women - Institute for Shelter Care

Kim Checkeye

Shelter Care Advisor, NTSA

Kyla Conlee

Shelter Care Advisor, NTSA

Lacy Tolar

Founder & Executive Director, Rescue 1 Global

Lea Newcomb

Executive Director; Engedi Refuge

Madelynn Reyes

Partnerships Manager, NTSA

Michelle Harrison

LPCC, NCC, Doctoral Candidate, Grace to Glory Counseling & Refuge for Women

Nicole Joy

Director of Emergency Housing & Support Services, Refuge for Women

Niki Brogger

Director of Survivor Services, Redeemed Ministries

Ricky Lynn

Chairperson, Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce Law Enforcement Subcommittee

Scott Feitl

Staff Development Director, Southeast Christian Church

Sill Davis

Founder, Oasis Consulting Group

Steve Kaloper

CEO/Founder, Development Services Group, Inc.

Susan Liu

Associate Director of Women's Services, Garden of Hope-New York

Teresa Collier

Intelligence Analyst and Forensic Interview Specialist, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency