BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chatrini Weeratunge has over a decade of experience working in the areas of international trade and investment policy, business and human rights, socio-economic development, technology policy, education, and gender. She has undertaken lead roles in policy advocacy, research and program management and worked with UN agencies (UNDP, UNOPS, UNFPA, UNRISD and UNU-CRIS), international organizations (The Asia Foundation, IISD), corporate sector (MAS Holdings), government, and non-profit organizations. She has published widely on socioeconomic policy issues. She currently serves as the Strategic Initiatives Manager at the NYC Department of Education.
Chatrini has been named as a Young Asia Leader by the Asia Society. She has a dual degree Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy from Columbia University and the National University of Singapore, a Masters in Development and Planning: Social Development Practice from the University College London (UCL) and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.
Genice Jacobs is an anti-trafficking activist and the creator of AbolitionistMom.org, a human trafficking prevention portal. She has produced human trafficking awareness campaigns that have reached tens of millions of people across California and helped reframe the issue nationally. She is a subject matter expert on the issues of sex trafficking and labor trafficking and works on Anti-Trafficking initiatives for International Rescue Committee.
Genice worked with California Against Slavery to draft and lobby for SB1165: California's 2014 sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education law. She is Associate Producer of the documentary California's Forgotten Children and was an advisor on the KTOP TV production of Bought & Sold. She was also instrumental in creating the City of Oakland’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children's (CSEC) Taskforce.
Genice was named 2014 Modern Day Abolitionist for Advocacy by the San Francisco Coalition to End Human Trafficking and in 2015 she was recognized as a Ford Unsung Hero.
Nathaniel Erb is the Founding Partner of Erb & Associates, a lobbying firm focused on helping those working on the world’s most pressing issues collaborate and turn their expertise into structural change. Nathaniel has worked on issues as disparate as Alzheimer’s Disease and Highway Infrastructure but is most well known for his continued work on the issue of human trafficking and the many issues linked to it, such as criminal justice reform and poverty. His practice works on behalf of stakeholders at local, federal and international levels and consults directly for governments and agencies.
In addition, Nathaniel serves as Chair of the Youth Working Group to the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO, he supports the work of the NEXUS Youth Summit Working Groups on Equal Justice and Human Trafficking as a policy advisor, and serves as the U.S. Coordinator for the Freedom Collaborative, a global digital platform for anti-trafficking stakeholders.
Melissa Jane Kronfeld is a Ph.D. (ABD) in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. She received a B.A. in International Relations from George Washington University, as well as a M.S. in Global Affairs from both New York University and Rutgers University.
Melissa has lectured on American foreign policy and national security issues at Rutgers, Syracuse University and New York University. In 2012, she was awarded first place in the Richard A. Clarke National Security and Counter-Terrorism Scholarship contest and in 2014, the Rutgers University Walter F. Weiker scholarship celebrating students who possess academic excellence and a commitment to exceptional contributions to society.
As a millennial activist, she has delivered remarks at conferences and gatherings around the world including at the United Nations, the White House and on Capitol Hill. Melissa is also engaged in numerous community endeavors, non-profit advisory boards and associations, as well as a group of socially conscious start-up businesses engaged across a spectrum of humanitarian causes.
In 2014 she launched Party For A Purpose and in 2015 PFAP Consulting, a full service social impact event and development agency. Melissa also serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Service Corps. For her philanthropic efforts, she was named one of the “36 Under 36” by The Jewish Week and was nominated for a Jewish People's Choice Awards in the category of “making a difference.”