Scheduled Panelists and Emcees

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"The Self Esteem Queen" Baxter had dedicated the last 18 years to rescuing sex-trafficked teens from across America with no social media, no public accolades, and no behind the scenes cameras.  A former teen prostitute, Jayla holds a degree in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University and is the Founder of The SEQ HOPE Foundation, a 501(c)3 that teaches Emotional Intelligence to at-risk youth from lower socio-economic backgrounds. 

Activist and Founder of SEQ HOPE Foundation

Jayla Baxter

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An American actress, director and producer. Her work has spanned decades in television, theater and film.  Kelly directed and produced '26 Seconds' an episodic documentary currently available on Amazon Prime,  soon to also be released on I-tunes & GooglePlay to Create Awareness and a Call to Action. '26 Seconds' is based on a horrific cause that has driven her passion in giving a voice to children and women who are victims of the sex trade.  '26 Seconds' has taken her around the world to experience and expose these horrors happening in our world today. In her film she highlights the non-profit organizations that have actively stepped forward to do something about it. 
In addition, Dr. Galindo is a professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. She has taught at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, as well as the Orange County School of the Arts. Kelly is a proud lifetime member of the Actors Studio as a Director and Actor.  

American actress, director and producer

Dr. Kelly Galindo

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Ima is a mother, survivor advocate, mentor, consultant, international speaker. Ima manages multiple projects related to survivor leadership including overseeing the LA Survivor Network “Resilient Voices” and the National Survivor Network (NSN). Together with the survivor network, Ima has made incredible impact in US anti-trafficking efforts and policies.  As a founding member of this survivor leadership program, and since its inception in 2004 Ima has spoken at local, national and international conferences and trainings, and has met with multiple state and federal legislators, officials, academics and celebrities to advocate for increased protections for survivors, and to promote leadership development.  Ima has consulted with multiple organizations on starting and supporting Survivor Leadership Programs, including developing training curriculum with Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC) on Survivor Professional Development.
Ima has received multiple awards for her work including recognition by President Barack Obama as a hero in today’s modern abolitionist movement. Ima was appointed to the first United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking to advise and provide recommendations to the President Interagency Taskforce (PITF) and the Senior Policy Operating Group (SPOG) to improve federal anti-trafficking policies. 

Survivor Leadership Program Manager, at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Ima Matul

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Ken Henry is a graduate of McNeese State University and Brooks College. He is the co-founder and CEO of TIK TOK SERVICES human trafficking non-profit.  He is also a steering committee leader and founding member of the Compton Human Trafficking Task Force. Along with this service Ken serves as a commissioner for the Commission for a Better Compton also known as the CBC. 
Mr.Henry is a certified Life Coach which includes life coaching traumatic brain injury survivors at Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network.  Known as Kenny Henry in the entertainment world he is a song writer and vocal recording artist found on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, etc.. 

Co-founder and CEO of TIK TOK SERVICES

Ken Henry


Million Kids serves as the Training and Outreach Coordinator Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) Supporting the Riverside County Sheriff Dept through a Department of Justice grant. Opal is also an Instructor: USC Sol Price Safe Communities Institute and Instructor: USC School of Social Work - LAPD LEAD She is an Instructor: Los Angeles Fire Leadership Training Academy Author: Seduced: The Grooming of America's Teenagers.Author: "Societal Shift: A World without Borders A Home Without Walls.  Radio Host: KTIE-AM 590 THE ANSWER - Saturdays 3:00 Inland Empire Radio Host: Voice of America- Variety Channel"EXPLOITED-Crimes Against Humanity" broadcasting to 170 countries. 
Opal serves on the Board if Directors for Rapha House International serving  Cambodia, Haiti and Thailand

President and CEO Million Kids

Opal Singleton 

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Jessica Kim is a Mexican-American Survivor/Advocate/Public Speaker for sexually exploited children and youth. She is Program Facilitator for the kNOw MORE! Curriculum through the Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Point Loma Nazarene University. She is part of the Survivor Leader Network of San Diego, a non-profit focusing on victim advocacy, education in the community, and empowering survivors of human trafficking. She mentors’ survivors who are wanting to exit the "life" and transition back into society, find their passion and truth outside of exploitation.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work degree at San Diego State University. 

Mexican-American Survivor/Advocate/Public Speaker 

Jessica Kim


“As an International Investigator, my work with ‘at risk’ youth and now as a film producer, I’ve been blessed with three occupations that have allowed me to travel the world and make a positive difference in the lives of others!”
Experience:  Owner of West Shield Investigations.  Founder of West Shield Adolescent Services, Inc. and a licensed private investigator with over 30 years experience. 
Producer/Developer: Bounty Wars, the series. Producer and Technical advisor of 4 feature films in 2014/15 titled   SWAT unit 887, Checkmate, Decommissioned & 4GOT10.  Host of “Anwers For The Family” on LA Talk Radio.  Former President of the “World Association of Detectives   Director of the International Human Trafficking Task Force  Co-author with Les Brown of; “Fight for your Dreams” 

Author, Investigator, Film Producer

Allen Cardoza

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Alan has worked in nonprofit management for over 25 years with Young Life. Most recently, he served for 14 years as the Regional Director for Young Life in the Greater Los Angeles Region. Currently Alan serves as Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking organization focused on child victims of sex trafficking.  Alan has responsibility over Direct Services and Business Operations including budgeting and development. 
Alan has also spent time writing the book, Prized Possession, and holding seminars that have trained and equipped thousands of fathers of daughters.  He has been able to help them identify and understand the pressures that society places on girls and has given them hands on practical tools helping them to equip their daughters to thrive in adolescence. You can find his blog at

Saving Innocence, Executive Director

Alan Smyth 

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Cory Nickols is Destiny Rescue USA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Spokesperson. He plays a key role in raising awareness, funds and talent for the ongoing work and mission of Destiny Rescue. Cory’s passion for the issue of child sexual slavery stems from his own story of abuse he experienced as a minor. As he moved forward on his own healing journey, he discovered he had a gift to write and speak, so he began sharing out of his own life experiences from brokenness to wholeness.  It was at the largest Christian newspaper company in the country, the Good News, which he was writing for that he learned about Destiny Rescue, and realized this was a pivotal moment towards his own divine destiny – he knew he had to do something to help defend children. So, he packed up his belongings and moved to Chiang Rai, Thailand, to start working for Destiny Rescue out of their international headquarters as their Senior Writer. Eventually his role grew to become their International Media Director. Over time, Cory started doing undercover work in coordination with antitrafficking police and other Destiny Rescue, rescue agents in red light areas where the trafficking of minors was known to exist. He saw horrific injustices done to children, which ultimately stirred his heart to return to the U.S. to tell these child survivors’ stories. Today, as Destiny Rescue USA’s Chief Storyteller, Cory travels extensively throughout the United States and beyond to bring greater awareness to the pandemic of human trafficking and to inspire audiences of all ages to play their part in defending children around the world. He is also a frequent guest on TV and radio programs. Do you want to be empower to fight this injustice? Contact Cory at or call 714-293-4353.

Destiny Rescue USA’s Director 

Cory Nickols

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Stacy Jewell is a Writer, Director, Poet & Media Activist who motivates audiences around the world to stand against the injustices of Human Trafficking and create purpose out of life's experiences. Raised in the D.C. metropolitan area Stacy at age 19 she was abducted and forced into the dark world of sex trafficking. After being held captive for almost two years, she was liberated from the violence and the psychological abuse of the sex industry. As host and co-creator of Jewell Survivor City Radio Podcast & Survivor Network, Jewell's work in the anti-human trafficking awareness movement has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally. Her speeches and compelling dramatizations have reached and created a call to action around the world and have helped organizations such as The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, both FBI and state level human trafficking task forces, The Dept. of Justice and State Departments TIPP reports. Dedicated to helping youth from around the world on the power of overcoming through creative expression & activism, her media trainings and performance workshops have inspired youth from The Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Universities and High Schools across the country.

Writer, Director, Poet & Media Activist

Stacy Jewell 

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Susan Patterson is a national leader in the fight against human trafficking and author of the book “How You Can Fight Human Trafficking, Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference” which has been acclaimed by anti-Human Trafficking advocates nationwide to be one of the best resources out there because it is practical.  Her book has also been recommended by the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops to Catholic communities that want to respond to the call of Pope Frances to take on the fight against human trafficking. Her main focus is working with faith communities to facilitate them in taking action in what God has called them to do.  She speaks to thousands every year about the dynamics behind Human Trafficking in such a way that the path becomes clear as to where one can use one’s gifts and talents to join the fight.   Her latest endeavor, SoCal Faith Coalitions Against Human Trafficking, engaged over 200 leaders from faith communities in 2018 to look at what they could do next in the fight against human trafficking. 

Writer, Advocate 

Susan Patterson

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Mr. Clark is the - retired - Assistant Special Agent in Charge previously assigned to the FBI Office in Los Angeles, California where he was assigned since 2007. Mr. Clark has dedicated his 30+ year career to not only serving and protecting but demonstrating leadership in the development of innovative and proactive measures designed to not only address violent crime but also implement health, healing and restoration in those areas, neighborhoods and communities afflicted by gangs, crime, violence, human trafficking and bullying.
Many of the initiatives developed and established in Los Angeles by Mr. Clark, have become implemented best practices around the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Clark while employed as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Los Angeles, CA. From 2007 through 2016, until retirement, ASAC Clark directed the Gang Criminal Enterprises, Violent Crime, Drug Cartels, Traditional Organized Crime and Violent Crimes Against Children Programs for the Los Angeles FBI Office, and was responsible for over 350 Agents and Task Force Officers, and the management of approximately 10 million dollars in program budgets.   Mr. Clark is currently a member of the Harwell Capital Consulting Group

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Retired) Los Angeles Field Office – Criminal Division 

Robert Clark

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Sr. Kathleen Bryant is an activist and abolitionist working to end human trafficking both nationally and globally.  Sr. Kathleen is a Religious Sister of Charity  Kathleen collaborates with several national and international organizations to raise awareness and has a particular passion for the children being victimized.  Kathleen collaborates with survivors of human trafficking to ensure that her efforts  are survivor informed as well as   promoting  scholarships.  Kathleen has  learned about resilience from these witnesses of the strength of the human spirit. 

Member of the Board of US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Sister Kathleen Bryant


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