Kathy BryanDirector of Elevate Academy

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Kathy Bryan is currently our Director of Operations and was Elevate Director and Lead Mentor for several years, using her lived experience and wisdom to guide hundreds of students as they navigated their healing journey.

A respected international speaker, consultant, mentor, and author, she works tirelessly to communicate the stark truths of trafficking. Kathy has trained thousands of professionals on how to identify and respond to those victimized by human trafficking, including medical personnel, Homeland Security, anti-trafficking organizations, and churches, to name a few.

Kathy is driven by a belief that all people should live in freedom; a belief held long before she survived two years of sex trafficking as a teen. She is a consultant for the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, has testified several times before the Arkansas Congress resulting in the passage of three new laws, a member of both the National Survivor Network and the Survivor Leader Institute and serves on the board of Into the Light.

Her personal experience with sex trafficking has been featured in The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, an internationally recognized repository of women’s history, Charisma magazine, the short VR film by 27Million, along with various features on tv, radio, podcasts, and blogs.

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