Who We Are

The PROTECT Coalition

Co-Founders

Ashlie Bryant
Co-Founder and President, 3Strands Global Foundation

Vanessa Russell
Founder, Love Never Fails

Robert Benz
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

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

Education Directors

Heather H., Director of Urban & Community Education
PROTECT territory includes the following counties in California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, 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, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba

Laurel Manning, Regional Director – Southern California
PROTECT territory includes the following counties: Imperial (CA), San Diego (CA), Alpine (UT)

Implementation Coordinator

Sarah Consoli, Outreach Manager
Manages the PROTECT Learning Management System (Cisco) and curriculum updates.

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

Non-Profit Organizations Involved

Love Never Fails

FDFI