The purpose of this Commission is to promote public awareness of the existence of human trafficking within Hillsborough County

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The council's purpose is to establish through relationship building within the community, educational programming opportunities for the public and key industries to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and learn to report suspected human trafficking; and Advocate strategies, financially and otherwise, to aid rescued victims of human trafficking; and Support local and statewide efforts to identify opportunities for positive impact and improved outcomes for victims and service providers through data collection, sharing, and analysis.

Membership

Members appointed by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners.

Maximum membership

The membership of this Commission shall be comprised of 20 members representing the following:

  1. A member of the Board of County Commissioners
  2. Two representatives of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), with one being an officer with the Child Protective Unit, both designated by the HCSO
  3. A representative of the Tampa Police Department (TPD), as designated by the TPD
  4. A representative of the Temple Terrace Police Department, as designated by the Department
  5. A representative of the Plant City Police Department, as designated by the Department
  6. A representative of the Hillsborough County School District (HCSD), as designated by the HCSD
  7. A representative of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), as designated by the (HCAA)
  8. A representative of the Port Tampa Bay, as designated by Port Tampa Bay
  9. A representative of the Office of the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (SA), as designated by the SA

There shall be seven individuals, each representing at least one of the following segments of our community:

  1. A representative of the Hillsborough County Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (PD), as designated by the PD
  2. A representative of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, as designated by the Chief Judge or his designee
  3. A representative of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, as designated by the Commission on the Status of Women
  4. Community/Victim Services, as designated by Redefining Refuge
  5. Tourism Industry, as designated by Visit Tampa Bay
  6. Hotel Industry, as designated by the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association
  7. Hospital/Medical Profession, as designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  8. Religious Institutions
  9. Human Trafficking Community Advocate
  10. Lived Experience Expert, as designated by Created, Healing Root and Victims 2 Survivors

The Commission may appoint non-voting participants and/or liaisons who may participate in meetings but may not vote.

Length of term

Terms are initially staggered as follows, and all subsequent terms are for two years:

  • Categories A – L, two year terms
  • Categories M – S, initially one year term

Authority

Resolution 19-141 has been amended by Resolution 20-041 adopted, 05/20/2020.

Meeting information

Times

Quarterly; Last Thursday of the month  at 1 PM, unless otherwise noted in the current schedule below

Contact person

Lisa J. Montelione, Administrative Services Coordinator
Government Relations & Strategic Services
County Center, 24th Floor
Phone: (813) 274-6936
Email: montelionelj@hcfl.gov

Events
February 2024
Last Modified: 2/5/2024, 4:47:22 PM
Contact
Commission on Human Trafficking
Lisa Montelione - Meeting Manager
(813) 274-6936
Office
Email
Work
Members
The Honorable Donna Cameron Cepeda
Board of County Commissioners
11/22/2022 - 11/19/2024 *
Major Mayra Rivera
HCSO Representative
9/7/2023 - 9/30/2025
Captain Chad Cave
HCSO - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
Chief Lee Bercaw
Tampa Police Department
2/19/2020 - 4/5/2024 *
Sergeant Andrea Hughes
Tampa Police Department - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 4/5/2024
Captain Chris Mills
Temple Terrace Police Department
4/6/2022 - 4/5/2024
Sergeant William Lee
Plant City Police Department
10/19/2022 - 10/31/2024
The Honorable Karen Perez
HC School District
2/19/2020 - 4/5/2024 *
Detective Sergeant Kevin Durkin
Aviation Authority
2/19/2020 - 3/22/2024 *
Mr. Charles Klug
Port Tampa Bay
2/19/2020 - 4/5/2024 *
The Honorable Susan Lopez
State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
6/22/2023 - 4/5/2024
Ms. Jessica Couvertier
State Attorney's Office - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 4/5/2024
The Honorable Julianne Holt
Public Defender for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
6/17/2020 - 6/30/2024 *
Mr. Rocky Brancato
Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 6/30/2024
The Honorable Christopher Sabella
Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
9/7/2023 - 9/30/2025
Ms. Gina Justice
Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
Ms. Dotti Groover-Skipper
Commission on the Status of Women Representative
9/7/2023 - 9/30/2025
Ms. Rosa Webster
Commission on the Status of Women - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
Ms. Jennifer Glaister
Community Victims Services - designated by Redefining Refuge
2/19/2020 - 4/19/2024 *
Mr. Santiago Corrada
Tourism Industry - designated by Visit Tampa Bay
2/19/2020 - 8/30/2024 *
Ms. JoLynn Lokey,
Tourism Industry - designated by Visit Tampa Bay - Alternate
11/15/2023 - 8/30/2024
Ms. Beverly Mogelnicki
Hotel Industry - designated by the HC Hotel & Motel Association
4/6/2022 - 4/19/2025 *
Ms. Mayra Espinosa
Hospital/Medical Profession - designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
1/19/2023 - 7/31/2024
Ms. Claudette Graves
Religious Institution
11/16/2022 - 11/15/2024
Ms. Deborah Laskowski
Community Advocate for Human Trafficking
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2024
Ms. Constance Rose
Lived Experience Expert - designated by Created Healing Root and Victims2Survivors
4/5/2023 - 4/5/2025

* reappointed

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