Laurie has worked in the anti-human trafficking field since 2014 in government and non-profit roles. Prior to joining FAIR GIrls, Laurie served as the Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Policy for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Laurie has also worked with survivors of sex and labor trafficking as an attorney and pro bono attorney coordinator. Laurie has a B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Health and Human Services and Sociology, and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Laurie is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University in hopes to combine her experience in legal services, public policy, program development, and direct victim services to better serve the anti-human trafficking movement at the individual and nationwide level.
Annette (Nellie) joined FAIR Girls in December 2020 as the Housing Manager. Nellie is currently a doctoral student studying Developmental Psychology and holds an MA in Human Services Counseling. She has over a decade of experience in social services, crisis intervention, and housing assistance. Nellie was born and raised in Chicago and began her social services career working in group homes in the Chicagoland area for at-risk youth. After moving to the DMV area, Nellie worked for Catholic Charities at their New York Avenue Shelter where she specialized in homeless management and prevention. When Nellie is not working, she enjoys long bike rides, repeatedly watching Hamilton the musical, and finding creative ways to craft!”
Tiffany Carty is the Direct Services Manager for FAIR Girls and a proud graduate of Hope International University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Christian Ministry. She is currently completing graduate education with The George Washington University, focusing on Public Policy and Women’s Studies. Tiffany is a passionate advocate for survivors of gendered violence; she first began serving the population in Las Vegas, NV as a Court and Emergency Services Advocate. Her heart is to see systemic changes within the Justice System that will positively impact and empower survivors living in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
Courtney McCrimmon joined the FAIR Girls team in July 2020 as a Case Management Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting and supporting the HOPE Court program in D.C. Superior Court, where she works closely with youth, law enforcement, and the juvenile court to increase the identification of and restorative services for youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Courtney received her B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and her M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University. Before FAIR Girls, Courtney interned with the National Science Foundation to evaluate the challenges associated with collecting sexual harassment data in STEM at minority institutions. Courtney is passionate about assisting individuals with histories of violence and trauma, with an emphasis on human trafficking survivors and minority communities. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums, traveling, and listening to music.
Jasmine is a University of California, Irvine alumna, where she graduated with a B.A. in Criminology, Law, and Society. She has served as a mentor for disadvantaged and at-risk youth but has placed an emphasis on empowering young girls. Jasmine and her research team are currently working on a manuscript to publish their study on Latina undergraduates’ attitudes towards reporting sexual assault and seeking support. Jasmine has served as an advocate for the immigrant community and has worked with Latinx civil rights organizations. She also has a background in criminal law case management. Additionally, as a prior FAIR Girls intern, Jasmine worked in updating the “Tell Your Friends” prevention education curriculum.
During her free time, she enjoys dancing, drawing, and writing. Jasmine values expression through art and finds art to be therapeutic.
Kiana is a graduate of Frostburg State University with a Bachelors of Sociology, Women’s Studies and French. Prior to joining FAIR Girls she served at a Family Crisis Center in Cumberland, MD, assisting in residential care and case management for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She is passionate about providing women with resources and empowerment.
Jennifer Longmire-Wright is the Development Director for FAIR Girls. Jennifer is committed to helping FAIR Girls raise funds, create powerful donor experiences, foster important community partnerships and build public awareness/support around the fight against human trafficking. An award winning public radio producer, events, media and development professional, Jennifer holds a BS degree in Communications Studies and an MS degree in Telecommunications Management both from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Jennifer is passionate about the ability to help make a positive difference in the world. Jennifer loves to laugh, make people smile and is an avid reader and lifelong learner. Jennifer lives in Northern Virginia with her husband (also a proud Morgan State University alum) and their rather extensive plants, music and books collection.
Devyn has always been passionate about advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Devyn’s emergence in human services began in 2012 at Silverado Senior Living San Diego, where she provided case management services to clients living with Dementia. Devyn continued to work in geriatrics where she developed numerous relationships with clients and community service organizations. Devyn’s interest in the continuum of care for her clients shifted her focus from a direct practice concentration to a focus on administration, community organizing and policy.
In 2016, while working with the San Diego County Office of Education- Juvenile Court Schools, Devyn developed and supervised a Social Work internship program, participated in Student Attendance Review Board Hearings and organized with community collaboratives to develop a web-base information management system to locate and navigate community resources for court involved youth. Devyn quickly noticed gaps in services for this population and her passion for policy reform and program management ignited.
After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from San Diego State University, Devyn moved to Washington, D. C in 2018 to pursue her PhD in Social Work at Howard University. Living in Washington, D.C, Devyn continued to work with court involved youth through Sasha Bruce Youthworks where she worked as a Case Manager at Chloe House, a DYRS Residential Placement Center.
Devyn is a trainer of restorative practice and a certified grant writer. Focusing largely on outcomes and evidenced-based practices, Devyn developed interest in statistical analysis and quality assurance practices. Devyn’s passion strongly lies in criminal justice policies especially regarding re-entry planning among those eligible for Youthful Offender or Second Chance Acts.
Working at FAIR Girls as the Director or Programs, Devyn provides supportive services to the staff, collaborates with community services providers to create partnerships and manages grant writing and reporting. Devyn continues to work from a strength-based perspective, while focusing on evidenced based practices and evaluating outcome measures.
In her free time, Devyn enjoys being with her family and her dachshund King Louie. Keeping aligned with Californian culture, Devyn enjoys spending days at the beach and participating in a variety of water sports to include kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling.
Stacy is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, dedicated to the mission and core values of the social work profession. Prior to joining FAIR Girls as a Residential Care Coordinator in September 2019, Stacy worked with at-risk youth as a case manager for a therapeutic foster care agency in Baltimore City where she was able to connect youth with the services they desperately needed.
Stacy has a background in Women’s studies and sports therapy and received her Bachelor’s degree from Coppin State University. Stacy’s passions are people and basketball, and she has been able to combine the two successfully to help provide others with positive outcomes.
Stacy loves traveling, weight lifting, playing basketball and coaching youth. Additionally, Stacy spends her free time volunteering and mentoring whenever possible.
Wilnisha Sutton has always wanted to give back to those impacted by injustice. She is a lived experience expert (Survivor), so she knows how important it is to reach out and inspire others. Before working with FAIR Girls, Wilnisha worked for San Diego Youth Services as a Case Manager for youth ages 12-24 who were being trafficked or impacted by CSEC. She was also a RISE Court advocate (Resiliency Is Strength and Empowerment) a program similar to the HOPE Court program in D.C. Superior Court. As a RISE Court advocate, Wilnisha had the opportunity to engage in the restorative work happening in the juvenile justice system. While Wilnisha has supported her community in many ways, including voter education and registration and anti-gang efforts, her heart is in becoming a leader in the anti-human trafficking movement because, if she believes if she can overcome human trafficking and find her purpose without access to support services, she knows she can help others in their healing journey through providing survivor-centered services.
Wilnisha received many awards for her efforts and community impact in the San Diego area. She was honored to receive the following awards: “Woman of the Year” (2018) by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher; “Community Advocate” (2019) from the Juvenile Justice Commission, and “Thriver of the Year” (2019) from Free to Thrive.
Wilnisha lives to inspire others to become the best version of themselves and motivate them to find their purpose in life. Singing is a passion of hers that has helped change her life. She has sung on stages across the United States, Ghana and Mexico. She is excited to continue her journey in D.C.