Our Team

The Global Center for Women and Justice relies on dedicated people to accomplish its mission every day. From the commitment of our full-time staff, the expertise of our teaching Adjuncts, the energy of our Interns and the support of our Board, our team work together to make a difference locally and globally.

Staff

Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Professors

Ruthi Hanchett

Adjunct Professor

Nicole Johnson

Adjunct Professor

Beth Luthye

Adjunct Professor

Jamie Manirakiza

Adjunct Professor

Priscilla Santos

Adjunct Professor

Kendra Tankersley-Davis

Adjunct Professor

Stephanie Taylor

Adjunct Professor

Alicia Zayas

Adjunct Professor

Brenda Navarrette

Adjunct Professor

Board

Jacqueline S. Anderson

Board Member

Faith Beals

Board Member

Lettie Cowie

Board Member

Brenda Green

Board Member

Ruthi Hanchett

Board Member

Gwyn Hoyt

Board Member

Jacleen Sanchez

Board Member

Dawn Marie Lemonds

Board Member

Cheryl Pittluck

Board Member

Dave Stachowiak

Board Member

Kimberly Yim

Board Member

Andrew Kroeger

Board Member

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Sandra Morgan, RN, PhD

Director, Global Center for Women and Justice

Dr. Sandra Morgan, an educator and nurse, is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women and children. Dr. Morgan’s experience serving exploited women, men, and children includes direct care as a pediatric nurse, a volunteer with Doctors of the World (Athens, Greece) and as a past Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). She has been a tireless advocate for victims of exploitation, slavery, and trafficking across the world including South America, Russia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She serves on the Orange County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Steering Committee, partnering with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. In her role as Faculty and Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, she builds capacity for research, education, and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children, consistently bringing together diverse groups to collaborate during their annual Ensure Justice conference as well as special focus summits. Her Ending Human Trafficking podcast has listeners in 133 countries and is now housed in the Library of Congress as a resource to practitioners and the public. Dr. Morgan recently served as Co-chair of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking by presidential appointment.

Derek Marsh, MA, MPA

Associate Director, Global Center for Women and Justice

Derek Marsh retired from the Westminster PD, CA, after more than 26 years of service. In 2004, Marsh helped start the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). He served as the co-chair of the OCHFFT from 2004-12. During that time, he developed and taught courses in human trafficking across the state of California, provided oversight to human trafficking investigations, assisted in creating HT DVDs, wrote multiple grants, and provided Congressional testimony twice as a HT expert witness. He has presented anti-HT trainings across California and the United States, Saipan, Italy, and Argentina. He taught HT as an undergraduate course at Vanguard University, CA, from 2009 to present. He develops and teaches criminal justice and human trafficking courses. He has served with the United Nations to train Rwandan immigration officials, law enforcement, prosecutors, and NGOs over four intensive seminars in 2017. He has an MA in Human Behavior, an MPA in Police Management & Leadership, and graduated from FBINA Class #224. Currently, D.C. Marsh works as the Assistant Director at the Global Center for Women and Justice. He is researching how human trafficking task forces identify, investigate, and prosecute labor trafficking cases throughout the United States through on-site visits and review of historical task force and federal performance documents. He is helping to develop and provide training and technical assistance through the BIA, TTAC, and OVC-TTAC agencies. His expertise in Criminal Justice will contribute to the research, education, and advocacy mission of the Global Center for Women and Justice.

Anna Marquez

Senior Coordinator

Anna Marquez became involved with human trafficking awareness this past October when she attended a gala and heard Dr. Sandie Morgan speak. This past Christmas, Anna along with colleagues and friends raised money for GCWJ’s Gap Scholarship students to provide them with Christmas gifts. When the opportunity to work at GCWJ presented itself, Anna knew this was where God wanted her to be and without hesitation, she applied and accepted the position of Senior Coordinator.

Anna attended Whittier College and has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Social Work from the University of Phoenix. She participated in several internships while obtaining her degree, such as Stand Up For Kids, Teen Youth Shelter in Laguna Beach, and Hospice Care.  She also served as a crisis hotline operator for the Crystal Cathedral and started the first support group for victims of sexual abuse at Whittier College. For the past 14 years, she has been raising her 4 children ages 5 to 14, helping grow her husband’s sound production company, and taught dance part-time.

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