We believe that
sex as a commerce
needs to be stopped.
Board Vice Chair
Heather Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private counseling practice in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has over 17 years experience providing individual, marriage, and family therapy, specifically specializing in complex trauma. Heather is Co-founder and involved with the Survivor Services Council. In 2013, Heather received the Allied Professional Award from Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley for outstanding commitment to victims’ services. Heather has also traveled internationally with the goal of partnering with and training trauma healing caregivers. Specific interest and passion relate to anti-trafficking work is training of service providers and empowering of survivors towards effective aftercare. She is also passionate to see a multidisciplinary unified community and service response to preventing and responding to human trafficking.
A native of Western PA, Mike has lived in the Lehigh Valley for 22 years. As a father of 2 teenage girls and a young son, Mike is passionate about protecting children from the evil of sex trafficking. Especially here in our community.
Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the owner of a wealth management firm in Easton PA.
Deb Cummins Stellato
Deb Stellato launched the Think Good Company in 2018 where she serves as President & Chief Ignitor. Since then, she’s worked with over forty organizations who are committed to cultivating courageous and compassionate workplaces and leaders. Ms. Stellato specializes in igniting potential in people and organizations. She does this work through one-on-one coaching, group coaching and custom designed workshops and programs.
Deb has extensive experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors. In her tenure as CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, Deb provided the vision to launch the Habitat Lehigh Valley Re-Store and Neighborhood Revitalization program. As interim Executive Director of
Meals on Wheels Lehigh County, Deb’s experience as a change management agent has helped move the agency forward in forging strategic partnerships.
With an undergraduate degree in Social Work and master’s degree in Organizational Development, Deb has the perfect educational background to understand people and systems.
Michelle Wagner, MPH currently serves as the Project Coordinator for the Valley Health Partners (VHP) Street Medicine practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University where she studied bio-behavioral health with a minor in biology. Michelle earned her Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from West Chester University with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership.
Michelle began working for VHP Street Medicine in January 2021 and she is responsible for data monitoring, project management, and overseeing research projects. She coordinates a Medical Respite program which provides a safe place for individuals experiencing homelessness to recover from acute health issues. Prior to 2021, Michelle spent four years working as a Community Health Specialist in Bethlehem where she coordinated a shelter-based outreach program, trained pre-public health students on Social Determinants of Health, and advocated a local level to meet the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.
Outside of work, Michelle owns a small vegetable farm, Sun Drop Farm of PA, and she enjoys spending time with her animals, Maggie and Oliver.
Tashina Khabbaz is a User Experience Researcher at Robert Half. She received her doctorate at Lehigh University in the Department of Educational Leadership. In addition to a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in Education, Khabbaz holds a certificate in Comparative and International Education and in Technology Use in Schools. Khabbaz is presently on the Board for an anti-trafficking organization VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking), prior to this role she was the Educational Specialist where she developed and enhanced instructional materials used for education and outreach, and presented resources in a variety of setting. Her research interests target racial inequality within sex trafficking as well as sex trafficking preparation and response within the K-12 sector.
Beck Sullivan is co-founder of VAST and Chief Program Officer at Restore NYC, a non-profit serving survivors of human trafficking in New York City, in which she leads the organization’s three programs: Client Services, Housing, and Economic Empowerment. She has served in the anti-trafficking field since 2009, first working with survivors through the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition in San Diego. Prior to Restore, Beck worked as an Expressive Therapist at Kidspeace and a Behavioral Health Consultant at HIV clinics in the Lehigh Valley.
Beck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 14 years of clinical experience. Her certifications include Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), Primary Care and Behavioral Health from University of Massachusetts, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training through the EMDR Institute.
Pastor Brandon Jaye
Pastor Brandon Jaye was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and now resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Ayanna Jaye. He is a gifted young man with great passion to see all generations know their purpose and gifts in God. He is serious about the Lord’s business. He is also committed to being a man of integrity and has devoted himself to becoming a minister of excellence and honor. Pastor Jaye’s deceased mother, Brenda Jaye, always knew God had a great calling on his life. He was saved and baptized at an early age. He was licensed to preach the gospel in 2009 and was later ordained by the Higher Ground Association of Baptist Church, Inc. in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Rosemont College of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. He is also a 2021 graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary of New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Before graduating, he was active in the campus ministry and helped others with their spiritual walk. Pastor Jaye’s ministerial experience is extensive. He has served at the Tabernacle of Faith Family Church and is a charter member of the Antioch Church of Excellence located in Morristown, New Jersey. Since 2010, he actively and faithfully served as a disciple of Christ and member of the Saint Phillips Baptist Church of Hamilton, New Jersey. At Saint Phillips’, he served in several capacities, which included being a Special Assistant to the Pastor, a part of the Shepherd’s Staff, a liaison to the ministerial staff, and the Associate Pastor of Operations. In addition, Pastor Jaye has served as the Minister of Youth for the Faith to Faith Fellowship of Eagles and as a Certified Instructor for the Christian Leadership School in Hightstown, New Jersey through the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated. From December 2011 to May 2013, he spent a lot of time fulfilling missionary work in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana. Pastor Jaye now serves as the fourth Pastoral Servant Leader of the Grace Deliverance Baptist Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His spiritual leadership and ministry have spanned throughout the East Coast and beyond. He is currently serving on the Board of Valley Against Sex Trafficking (VAST), based in the Lehigh Valley. He currently serves as Interim Episcopal Administrator for Christ Covenant Assemblies International. He is a prophetic voice in this generation that has been ordained by God to speak to many.