Our Team

The PROTECT Coalition

Co-Founders

Ashlie Bryant
Co-Founder, CEO and President, 3Strands Global Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor of PROTECT)
www.3sgf.org

Vanessa Russell
Founder, Love Never Fails
www.loveneverfailsus.com

Robert Benz
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
www.fdfi.org

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
www.fdfi.org

Education Directors

Heather H., Director of Urban & Community Education
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura, Yolo.  Additionally, Heather manages human trafficking prevention trainings and resources for corporations, community groups, and probation/correctional facilities.  

Amanda Taggart, Regional Director – Central/Northern California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba

Don Buchheit, Regional Director – Southern California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California:  Orange, San Diego

Leah Myer, Director of Education & Implementation
PROTECT territory includes the following states:  Utah, North Carolina

Implementation Coordinator

Grace Han
Manages the PROTECT Online Learning Management System and curriculum updates.

For general inquiries, please contact info@protectnow.org.