Kimberly Crawford is the Prevention Education and Outreach Specialist at FAIR Girls. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish Language, Culture, and Professional Contexts. During her undergraduate career, she began working to advocate for systemic equity for minority students and developed a passion for advocacy. She has volunteered her time with at-risk youth and survivors of gendered violence for several years and hopes to continue to strive for change on behalf of survivors in her role at FAIR Girls. In her personal time, Kimberly enjoys reading, beach days, and quality time with loved ones.
Keegan Collier is the Financial & Operations Assistant for FAIR Girls and a proud graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He completed his graduate education with Northcentral University with a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Health. Keegan is passionate about change and completing the steps to make that change happen. He has work in the multiple sectors of advocacy including HIV/AIDS and foster care. He hopes to bring this dynamic to an already explosive and passionate group of caring people that is the FAIR Girls team.
In July 2021, Dawanna Kennedy became FAIR Girls’ Interim Executive Director. With a superb track record of leading non-profit, healthcare, and community organizations, Dawanna will now apply her leadership experience to overseeing all of FAIR Girl’s initiatives, contribute to managing day-to-day operations, overseeing the organization’s financial health, and managing human resources. Raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dawanna knew early on that she would dedicate her life to serving vulnerable populations and reducing systematic barriers. In her role as Interim Executive Director, Dawanna will implement a robust strategic plan while working closely with several key personnel and committees. Dawanna prides herself on cultural competency and her ability to create inclusive environments where her staff and clients can flourish. A tireless fundraiser and grant writer, Dawanna routinely exceeded fundraising goals in previous nonprofit leadership roles and brings 10 years of leadership experience serving at-risk populations to her new role as Interim Executive Director. As a published author, certified life coach, and new media thought leader, Dawanna excels at guiding organizations to reach vulnerable populations wherever they may be. A firm believer in women’s ability to help other women heal, in March of 2019, Dawanna published her second book: “Rewriting my Body: A Guided Journal for Tracing and Transcending Trauma”. Dawanna’s belief in women’s power to heal each other informs her work and life. She looks forward to bringing this perspective into her new role. A graduate of Seton Hall University’s Master in English Literature program, as well as Doctor of Philosophy program candidate, Dawanna currently lives in Philadelphia Pennsylvania but will be relocating to the DMV during the summer months of 2021. As a new resident, Dawanna hopes to make an impact in her community by representing the mission and vision of FAIR Girls, Inc.
KJ joined the FAIR Girls team in January 2021 as a HOPE Court Case Management Coordinator. KJ is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. KJ has worked with at-risk and disadvantaged youth for several years. KJ began working with at-risk youth in a shelter setting in Northern Virginia. In this position, KJ mentored and provided case management and crisis intervention services to these juveniles among other tasks. KJ then began working with at-risk youth in a Title I High school who were seen as a graduation risk. KJ is passionate about working with and advocating for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. KJ is an avid reader, learner, and basketball player and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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 previously 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 currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC 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 national levels.
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.
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.