SPEAKER — Bio — Alisa H. Newber
Alisa Newber joined the StATUSA team in October 2014. As a volunteer she helped facilitate training in the following areas: human trafficking awareness, survivor programs, human advocate and jail ministry, and post community support programs. Alisa stepped into the position of Director of Community Development in July 2016. She and her team planned and organized a community wide “Stand Against Trafficking USA sponsored Social Issues Forum” in the spring of 2017, identifying community resources and building a multi-county coalition of organizations representing law enforcement, government agencies, medical providers, service providers and the faith-based community.
Alisa and her team will continue to promote public and professional awareness and prevention through presentations, training events and periodic public forums to address the social issues that make people vulnerable to human trafficking. They will continue to build coalitions by bringing together churches and other relevant organizations to collaborate and coordinate community wide efforts.
Alisa’s professional experience includes two decades of business ownership and management. Alisa has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Her strengths are problem solving, strategic planning and team development. Alisa’s strong communication skills and desire to build community relationships makes her an excellent leader for StATUSA and community coalition initiatives.