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Plenary Panel Speakers

Photo of Dr. Jocelyn Anderson Jocelyn C. Anderson, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Anderson is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an internationally certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) providing medical forensic care for patients who have experienced physical or sexual violence. Her research has focused on the physical and mental health outcomes of violence, and healthcare system and provider interventions to prevent and respond to violence. Her contributions to forensic nursing science and practice were recognized in 2016 when she was awarded the Ann Burgess Research Award from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

phtot of Mukul BakhshiMukul Bakhshi, JD
Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices
CGFNS International Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Mukul Bakhshi is the Director of the CGFNS Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices. In that capacity, he has spearheaded the management of the new Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices and its predecessor code. He led the transition of the Alliance from a standalone entity to a division of CGFNS International, Inc. and has increased engagement with foreign-educated health professionals and nearly tripled the number of recruiting firms certified as complying with the Alliance's Code. He has participated in the development of model provisions of termination for a Task Force led by Filipino stakeholders, and the development of labor recruitment certification standards for the International Organization for Migration's IRIS initiative. He has been invited to speak at numerous industry, governmental, and NGO meetings and conferences, and has articles on ethical recruitment published in industry publications including Human Resources for Health and Nurse Leader.

Mr. Bakhshi most recently served as a management and strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and Altman Vilandrie & Company, where he developed the organizational and health sector strategy for a major non-profit consumer protection organization and a statewide telehealth network. Previously, Mukul worked at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where he focused on prisoner reentry issues and served as the Policy Associate for the Small Business Development and LGBT Issues policy committees for Mayor-elect Cory Booker's transition team.

Mukul received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he received a Parker School Certificate for International Law. He received his B.A. from Yale University.

He serves on the Emerging Leaders Group of the Philadelphia Zoo and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children in Newark.

Photo of Sr. Mary Joel CampbellSr. Mary Joel Campbell, OP
Dominican Sisters of Peace, Colombus, OH

Sr. Mary Joel Campbell is a native of Pittsburgh, growing up in the East End parish of St. Lawrence O'Toole. After graduation from High School she entered the Dominican Community of Columbus, Ohio, now known as the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She became a teacher in elementary schools for many years, eventually also teaching in college and adult education programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She served as Director of the Office of Religious Education for the diocese of Columbus, and became a member of the leadership team of her community, but left both positions to return to Pittsburgh in the 80's. She worked as a Pastoral Associate and was able to develop several innovative parish programs with the encouragement of her pastor, the late Fr. Leo Henry. To sustain her relationship with the larger Dominican community she joined the committee to combat human trafficking and began a period of education to learn about the situation in Pittsburgh. This led to her decision to work with the staffs of hotels and motels, using her teaching experience to design workshops for this purpose. Sr. Mary Joel was encouraged by the response she received, and continued this work for several years before retiring and moving back to Columbus, where she still give workshops with a special focus on younger teens who are being recruited by traffickers. With the encouragement and cooperation of the special police force who target trafficking in Columbus, she plan to continue to learn, and teach about human trafficking as long as she is am able.

Photo of Tom DugasTom Dugas
Director, Information Security/New Initiatives
Computing and Technological Services
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Dugas is responsible in his information security role developing and overseeing a comprehensive, unified information (cyber) security program for Duquesne University that includes detection, prevention, incident response, and cyber security awareness. As part of Tom's role with special initiatives for Computing and Technology Services he is also responsible for leading and managing the Identity and Access Management and Data Governance initiatives.

Photo of Carlos GolfettoCarlos Golfetto, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LPC
Director of Clinical Services
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), Pittsburgh, PA

Carlos Golfetto is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and the Director of Clinical Services at PAAR. He holds a bachelor degree of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Education in Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University. Dr. Golfetto is an Approved Clinical Supervisor and Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. He has been practicing as a mental health provider for over twelve years. He is also an adjunct faculty for the department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education at Duquesne University. Through the years as a trauma-focused therapist, he has treated survivors and victims of sexual violence and human trafficking from different cultures and background including South and Central America. In 2014, Dr. Golfetto, was selected by the National Board for Certified Counselors as one of their Minority Fellowship Program Fellowship Awardees. He has traveled to Haiti and Saudi Arabia to implement the Mental Health Facilitator program - MHF-NBCC international - as well as trauma-informed care workshops. Prior to engaging in the mental health field, he studied Advertisement & Marketing at his native country, Brazil. While working as a counselor, Dr. Golfetto has enjoyed providing services to help clients achieve goals, improve interpersonal relationships, and deal with obstacles that have stopped them from living a fulfilling life.

Photo of Matthew LambertiMatthew Lamberti, JD
Supervising Attorney
Justice at Work, Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew Lamberti is a supervising attorney for immigrant communities in the western part of the state, including Pittsburgh and Erie. He joined Justice at Work in September, 2016. He was previously a managing attorney, working on detention and removal issues and the Legal Orientation Program, at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC). He was also a staff attorney with PIRC from 2010-2013, defending low-income migrants in asylum, U visa, and criminal removal cases in the York Immigration Court. Matt has experience as a legal service provider for low-income immigrants in Baton Rouge, LA, and Indianapolis, IN. He attended CUNY School of Law and participated in its immigrants' rights clinic. While at CUNY, Matt completed a legal internship in South Africa and studied Spanish in Peru. He has a BA in English and Philosophy from Notre Dame, and an MA in English and Irish literature from Boston College. He is a member of the New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana bars.

Photo of David NolfiDavid A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP
Head, Research Engagement, Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives & Assessment Coordinator
Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

David Nolfi is the Head of Research Engagement and Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives at Gumberg Library. He leads the library's efforts to support students and faculty in the health sciences, natural sciences, and engineering as well as the library's special services for researchers.

Prior to Duquesne, David worked as a medical librarian at the Washington Hospital in Pennsylvania, and his responsibilities included planning and marketing continuing medical education. He previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

David has written and presented on a number of topics including learning assessment, systematic reviews, measuring research impact, and electronic theses and dissertations in nursing.

He has been an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and has served co-chair of the National Program Committee, Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS), and Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

David has long been an active member of the Duquesne community, and previously chaired the University Grievance Committee for Faculty and co-chaired the Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. He also recently began serving as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Photo of Judy Hale ReedJudy Hale Reed, MPA, JD
Legal Advocacy Manager
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Judy Hale Reed has worked on human trafficking and intimate partner violence issues for over a decade years. She currently manages the Legal Advocacy Program at the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, which provides legal information, referral services, and court accompaniment for victims of intimate partner violence in the courts in Allegheny County.

Her previous experience includes working at the OSCE Mission to Moldova as the Anti-Trafficking and Gender Equality Program Manager, a consultant to UN agencies on anti-trafficking programs and social service system development projects, a judicial law clerkship, and working general practice attorney where she specialized in family law. Ms. Hale Reed authored the chapter Addressing the Problem: Community-Based Responses and Coordination in the book Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2013). She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova from 1999-2001, and holds a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University, as well as a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies. Currently, she is involved in the Western Pennsylvania Anti-Trafficking Coalition and the Pittsburgh for CEDAW Campaign, and teaches a course on Human Trafficking as an adjunct at Chatham University.

Photo of Jodee StevensJodee Stevens, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Emergency Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Jodee Stevens is a physician assistant who works in the emergency department (ED) at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP). She earned her masters of medical science, physician assistant studies, from NOVA Southeastern University. Her undergraduate degree is from James Madison University. Mrs. Stevens is the lead advanced practitioner provider (APP) for the CHP Sexual Assault team, which is comprised of physicians, nurses, and APPs from the ED and the Child Advocacy Center. This committee meets on a monthly basis to complete peer review of cases and to review protocol and polices to provide optimal care of patients who present to CHP after a sexual assault.

photo of Joseph SweeneyJoseph Sweeney
Founder and CEO
The Asservo Project, Sewickley, PA

For over 25 years, Mr. Sweeney has devoted himself to serving his country and community as a former SWAT Operator, Bomb Squad Commander, and U.S government Explosive Security Specialist. While serving overseas working Anti-Terrorism programs, he had conversations with colleagues about child kidnapping and human trafficking. Once aware of the size and scope of this epidemic and the lack of effort to combat it, he felt he had to do something to help these people and consequently The Asservo Project was formed, an organization to combat the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation epidemic. We provide resources to assist Law Enforcement and conduct awareness seminars and build relationships with global organizations, The Asservo Project will succeed in rescuing and helping those affected by this criminal enterprise. Mr. Sweeney is also the former International Director of The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He is also a member in good standing with the National Tactical Officers Association.

Photo of Sr. Linda YankoskiSister Linda Yankoski, CSFN, Ed.D.
President & CEO
Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, has over 40 years of experience in the executive management of Holy Family Institute, a nonprofit organization which offers services to children, youth, and families in the Pittsburgh area. In her current position, she is responsible for the operations of Holy Family Institute, including its subsidiaries, Holy Family Foundation and Holy Family Academy. The combined budget of these entities is approximately $26,000,000. With staff of nearly 350 employees, she oversees the successful operation of a wide continuum of programs designed to meet the needs of children and families in Western Pennsylvania and international children seeking refuge or education in the USA. Holy Family Institute is one of Pittsburgh's largest and premier social service organizations, annually serving more than 30,000 children, families, and individuals in need.
Active in many professional and community organizations, Sister Linda is on the board of Sr. Thea Bowman Foundation; and is an emeritus member of the Duquesne University Board of Trustees and the Mentoring Partnership Board of Trustees. She has previously served on a number of other boards: Council on Accreditation, New York; Catholic Charities USA, Community at Holy Family Manor, Pittsburgh; Kearns Spirituality Center, Allison Park; Suburban General Hospital, Pittsburgh; Mercy Hospital, Altoona; and Families International, Milwaukee.

Sister Linda graduated summa cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in social work, from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a master's in administration from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in education from Duquesne University. Her research interests include nonprofit governance, leadership, and organizational development.

Sister Linda has received numerous awards and recognition for her accomplishments. She was named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2018 Outstanding CEOs. She was a recipient of the 2017 Business Women First awards and also received the Ketteler Award for Social Justice in July 2016. In April 2016, she received both the Pittsburgh Sports Legend award from the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and the Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award. In November 2015, she was presented with the Social Service Award from the Turkish Cultural Center. She was inducted into the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne Alumni in October 2013, and in August 2011 she was recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement for her work with the Haitian Orphans. She received the Campfire USA award in 2007; the "Champions for Children" award from the Homeless Children's Education Fund in 2004; the Carlow "Woman of Spirit" award in 2001; and the "Manifesting the Kingdom" service award from the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1999. She graduated from Leadership Pittsburgh XIII and received a Catholic Youth Association award in 1997. In 1994, Sister Linda was honored as the "Vectors Woman of the Year in Religion" and was named Volunteer Administrator of the Year in 1993 by the Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern Pennsylvania.