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:

  • A - A member of the Board of County Commissioners
  • B - 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
  • C - A representative of the Tampa Police Department (TPD), as designated by the TPD
  • D - A representative of the Temple Terrace Police Department, as designated by the Department
  • E - A representative of the Plant City Police Department, as designated by the Department
  • F - A representative of the Hillsborough County School District (HCSD), as designated by the HCSD
  • G - A representative of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), as designated by the (HCAA)
  • H - A representative of the Port Tampa Bay, as designated by Port Tampa Bay
  • I - A representative of the Office of the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (SA), as designated by the SA
  • J - A representative of the Hillsborough County Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (PD), as designated by the PD

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

  • K - A representative of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, as designated by the Chief Judge or his designee
  • L - A representative of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, as designated by the Commission on the Status of Women
  • M - Community/Victim Services, as designated by Redefining Refuge
  • N - Tourism Industry, as designated by Visit Tampa Bay
  • O - Hotel Industry, as designated by the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association
  • P - Hospital/Medical Profession, as designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Q - Religious Institutions, as designated by a Religious Institution with its primary location in Hillsborough County
  • R - Human Trafficking Community Advocate, as designated bu=y a human trafficking service provider
  • S - 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 and Resolution 20-041 have been amended by Resolution 23-090 adopted by the BOCC, 11/01/2023.

Meeting information

Times

Bi-Monthly; Last Thursday of the month at 1 PM, unless otherwise noted in the current schedule below.

Contact person

Lisa J. Montelione, Administrative Services Coordinator

, 24th Floor
Phone: (813) 274-6936
Email: montelionelj@hcfl.gov

Events
June 2024
Last Modified: 6/5/2024, 5:06:43 PM
Contact
Commission on Human Trafficking
Lisa Montelione - Meeting Manager
(813) 274-6936
Office
Email
Work
Members
A
The Honorable Donna Cameron Cepeda
Board of County Commissioners (Member)
11/22/2022 - 11/19/2024 *
A
The Honorable Michael Owen
Board of County Commissioners (Alternate)
12/20/2023 - 11/19/2024
B
Major Craig Timko
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (Member)
2/21/2024 - 3/22/2024
B
Captain Chad Cave
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (Alternate)
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
C
Mr. Tony Aguiar
Tampa Police Department Representative / Alternate
6/6/2024
C
Corporal Chrystal Shiver
Tampa Police Department (Member)
2/21/2024 - 4/5/2024
D
Captain Jacob Carlisle
Temple Terrace Police Department (Member)
2/7/2024 - 4/5/2024
D
Corporal Alyssa Sablan
Temple Terrace Police Department (Alternate)
2/7/2024 - 4/5/2024
E
Sergeant William Lee
Plant City Police Department (Member)
10/19/2022 - 10/31/2024
F
Ms. Kristin Davis
HC School District Representative / Alternate
6/6/2024 - 10/31/2025
F
The Honorable Karen Perez
HC School District (Member)
2/19/2020 - 4/5/2024 *
G
Stephanie Pascalli
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (Member)
2/21/2024 - 3/22/2026
G
Officer Gary Sandel
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority/ Alternate
6/6/2024 - 10/31/2025
H
Mr. Charles Klug
Port Tampa Bay (Member)
2/19/2020 - 4/5/2024 *
H
Ms. Ryan Fierst
Port of Tampa Bay (Alternate)
2/7/2024 - 4/5/2024
I
Ms. Jessica Couvertier
State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Representative (Member)
11/15/2023 - 4/5/2024
I
Deputy Chief Traci Dishman
State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Representative (Alternate)
2/7/2024 - 4/5/2024
J
The Honorable Julianne Holt
Public Defender for Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Member)
6/17/2020 - 6/30/2024 *
J
Mr. Rocky Brancato
Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit (Alternate)
11/15/2023 - 6/30/2024
K
The Honorable Christopher Sabella
Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Member)
9/7/2023 - 9/30/2025
K
Ms. Gina Justice
Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (Alternate)
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
L
Ms. Dotti Groover-Skipper
Commission on the Status of Women Representative (Member)
9/7/2023 - 9/30/2025
L
Ms. Rosa Webster
Commission on the Status of Women (Alternate)
11/15/2023 - 9/30/2025
M
Ms. Jennifer Glaister
Community Victims Services - designated by Redefining Refuge (Member)
6/6/2024 - 10/31/2024
M
Ms. Celeste Williams
Community / Victim Services - designated by Redefining Refuge (Alternate)
12/6/2023 - 4/19/2024
N
Mr. Santiago Corrada
Tourism Industry - designated by Visit Tampa Bay (Member)
2/19/2020 - 8/30/2024 *
N
Ms. JoLynn Lokey,
Tourism Industry - designated by Visit Tampa Bay (Alternate)
11/15/2023 - 8/30/2024
O
Ms. Beverly Mogelnicki
Hotel Industry - designated by the HC Hotel & Motel Association (Member)
4/6/2022 - 4/19/2025 *
O
Mr. Gregory Rice
Hotel Industry - designated by the HC Hotel & Motel Association (Alternate)
1/17/2024 - 4/19/2025
P
Ms. Gina Dickerson
Hospital/Medical Profession Representative - designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay / Member
6/6/2024 - 10/31/2024
P
Dr. Mayra Espinosa
Hospital/Medical Profession - designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (Member)
1/19/2023 - 7/31/2024
P
Stephanie Barona
Hospital/Medical Profession - designated by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (Alternate)
2/21/2024 - 7/31/2024
Q
Ms. Claudette Graves
Religious Institution (Member)
11/16/2022 - 11/15/2024
R
Ms. Deborah Laskowski
Human Trafficking Community Advocate (Member)
6/15/2022 - 6/30/2024
R
Mr. Alex Petrilak Jr.
Human Trafficking Community Advocate (Alternate)
12/6/2023 - 6/30/2024
S
Ms. Constance Rose
Lived Experience Expert - designated by Created Healing Root and Victims2Survivors (Member)
4/5/2023 - 4/5/2025
S
Ms. Ashley Gehrig
Lived Experience Expert - designated by Created Healing Root and Victims2Survivors (Alternate)
12/6/2023 - 4/5/2025

* reappointed

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