The Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking is a nonprofit organization created by the Florida Legislature to provide funding, support and assistance to the statewide effort to end human trafficking.
Toni Houston Azinger is a native of Blackshear, GA and a forty year resident of Florida. She is an Art Education graduate of Florida State University. Mrs. Azinger was a 30 year member of the PGA Tour Wives Association. She currently serves as a founding co-chair for Women of Compassion (under the umbrella of One More Child), an anti-trafficking initiative and advocacy group for underprivileged children of Florida. Toni and her husband Paul reside in Bradenton, FL near their daughters Josie (son-in-law Sebastian) and Sarah Jean (son-in-law Tim). They are the proud grandparents of Campbell and Houston.
Robyn Metcalf Blank
Robyn serves as the Director of Special Projects for the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking, a nonprofit organization created by the Florida Legislature to provide funding, support and assistance to the statewide effort to end human trafficking. Robyn has over a decade of experience advocating and developing solutions to improve outcomes for Florida’s most vulnerable children. Prior to this role, Robyn served as the Statewide Director for the Open Doors Outreach Network, providing 24/7 care and support to survivors of sex trafficking ages 10-24 throughout the state. She also served as the Associate Executive Director for the American Children’s Campaign, advocating for policy change on behalf of children in Florida.
Robyn currently serves as a board member on the board of directors for the National Florida State University (FSU) Alumni Association and Healthy Start MomCare Network. She has held various volunteer roles with the Junior League of Tallahassee, Guardian Ad Litem and Relay for Life and previously served on the FSU College of Social Work Alumni Group board of directors.
Robyn received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Masters of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Social Policy and Administration and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from FSU. She was named a 2020 Notable Nole (formerly 30 Under 30) from the FSU Alumni Association and in 2016 she received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the FSU College of Social Work.
Originally from Sarasota, FL, Robyn resides in Tallahassee with her husband Michael and her dog Hoyt.
Chair – Becker
Honorable Ellyn Bogdanoff
Senator Bogdanoff joined Becker after serving over six years as a Member of the Florida House of Representatives and two years as a Florida State Senator.
She also has over 30 years in the business sector, owning her first insurance business by the age of 21 and, after 16 years, selling her interest in her company. In 1997, she opened a corporate and local government consulting firm. Senator Bogdanoff later attended law school, graduating in 2003. She began her legal career as a litigator and is currently a Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator.
After leaving public office in 2012, Senator Bogdanoff expanded her practice to include government consulting in Tallahassee. Her knowledge, experience, and access to key decision makers are extremely valuable to her clients.
Erin M. Collins
Erin Collins has served as the Executive Director since October 2019.
Erin has nearly two decades of experience in advocacy, communications and public policy. She previously served in the administrations of Governor Ron DeSantis and Governor Rick Scott. Prior to her role in state government, she served as a consultant with National Strategies, a state and local government consulting firm, assisting clients with business development and procurement-related activities. Erin also held various positions with Florida TaxWatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog.
Erin is a past statewide chair of the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She is a Sustainer member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, having served in various leadership roles over the last ten years. She is an active member of Florida Blue Key, Capital Area Gator Club and Leadership Tallahassee Class 39.
Erin was born in Boston, MA and was raised in Jupiter, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from the University of Florida.
She resides in Tallahassee, FL with her husband and two step-daughters.
Vice President of Government Relations for HCA Healthcare Florida
Allison Kinney is the Vice President of Government Relations for HCA Healthcare Florida.
Previously, Ms. Kinney was a senior director with Charter Communications, vice president and director of government relations for OneMain Financial, vice president of state government relations for TD Bank and assistant vice president of government relations for the Florida Bankers Association.
She volunteers with the Children’s Home Society of Florida and serves on the board of Associated Industries of Florida and CareerSource Florida.
Ms. Kinney earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn University. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband, Robbie, and two children, Anna Pace and Carson.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Tracy Maurer has served with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) since 2005. She has experience in crimes against children, human trafficking, financial crimes, organized crime, public integrity, counter-terrorism, intelligence, violent crimes, emergency management, and protective operations. ASAC Maurer has also served as the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Coordinator, the ChildDeath Review Team Coordinator, and the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) Coordinator for Southwest Florida. She currently oversees criminal investigations in the FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center which services Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties.ASAC Maurer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.
Graci McGillicuddy is a founding member and chairperson of the All Star Children’s Foundation, established in 2005. The foundation created and supports the All Star Children’s “Campus of Hope & Healing,” which was developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to provide trauma-focused clinical services for children victimized by abuse. Mrs. McGillicuddy has served as both a Board Chair and Board Member of the Child Protection Center of Sarasota since 1987. In 2004, she was appointed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative. In 2008, she was appointed by former Florida Governor Charlie Crist to the Governor’s Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency Advisory Council and was reappointed in 2009.
Graci has been the recipient of many awards including the Florida Senate’s “Spirit of Service” Award in 2009, this is the highest honor bestowed on civilians by the Florida Senate. This award was created to recognize Florida’s “unsung heroes” those who, through their acts of service, preserve America’s long-standing tradition and commitment to volunteerism and make Florida a better place.
Florida Power & Light Company
Matt Mohler is an External Affairs Special Projects Manager for Florida Power and Light Company. Prior to joining FPL in early 2021, Matt spent 15 years as a political consultant working for candidates in local, multicounty, and statewide races mostly in Florida. Matt’s interests include watching his children participate in extracurricular activities, playing his banjo, and spending time with his best friend, Rachel. He is the former Co-Founder of the Young Republican Club of Indian River County, former Vice President of the Indian River County Historical Society, and identifies as a Teddy Roosevelt Conservationist. Matt is a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church where he has served as a catechist, and he closely follows the Franciscan Contemplative Prayer movement.
The seventh child of a World War II Army Captain, Maggie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Then after high school she attended Florida State University. She then took a job as the hospitality manager on a Cody Wyoming dude ranch. Maggie could not ignore the call of Florida and soon returned to start one of the first Montessori Schools on the Treasure Coast. This move helped to lead the region’s growth in alternatives to traditional public school education. While Maggie served the parents and children of this school she also found time to give back to the community by fostering several children.
In 2003, while working with Soroptimist International, Maggie organized the first Sex Trafficking Summit on the Treasure Coast and began a life long advocacy for trafficked individuals. For the last twenty years she has worked with community advocates and her husband to create awareness and new legislative mandates in the areas of sex and labor trafficking. She was recognized in 2023 by the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking as the “Statewide Unsung Hero” for efforts to bring awareness to this worldwide issue.
In 2013, Maggie founded MTO Global to serve a domestic and international clientele of privately chartered aircraft. She continues this work in private aircraft through today. She is the mother of one adult daughter, Carleigh, and she lives in Palm City, Florida with her husband.
Treasurer - Survivor Leader and Speaker
Savannah has a passion for writing and speaking about the Hope she has found after many years of abuse. She is involved in Survivor Leadership through active prevention and awareness activities. She routinely shares her experiences with the public to grow knowledge of the tragic issue of familial trafficking within the commercial sex trafficking arena. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the subject, and has won awards from anti-human trafficking organizations for her efforts. Savannah has recently become one of the foremost voices on human trafficking at the State Capitol. She has lived a life of abuse and she refuses to sit back and continue to be a victim. The wounds from her past are being healed and it’s her desire to be a voice for the voiceless.
As a partner at FordHarrison, the same firm where she started her legal career in 1998, Tammie represents clients in both union and union-free environments, providing legal counseling and support covering a broad range of workplace issues. Her experience includes providing legal representation throughout collective bargaining, grievances and arbitrations, administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and union organizing. Tammie also frequently represents clients in employment litigation, having successfully defended a broad array of claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and wage and hour, and she has successfully tried numerous cases to both federal and state court juries. Tammie’s practice crosses a number of industries in both the public and private sectors, with a significant focus on her work in the healthcare sector.
Tammie is Florida Bar Certified in Labor & Employment Law. In addition to other honors, she is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and shehas been voted by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for both Employment and Labor Law (Management) every year since 2008 (including as the 2015 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law (Management), followedby the 2016 Tampa Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law (Management)). Tammie is amember of the firm’s Labor Relations and Healthcare Practice Groups, and she serves on the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee for CUE (including as past Chair). Tammie is actively involved in the Tampa Bay area, serving on the Board ofTrustees for Cove Behavioral Health and the Board of Directors for the Pepin Academies Foundation, and she is a graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay.
Capital City Consulting
Jared Rosenstein began his career in the Florida Senate while attending Florida State University. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in political science, Rosenstein worked for several members of the Florida House of Representatives while attending law school at Nova Southeastern University’s School of Law. As a legislative staffer in both chambers, he provided policy analysis on gaming, animal welfare, and natural disaster issues; additionally, during the 2018 legislative session, he helped craft the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Act.
In addition to his legislative experience, Rosenstein was the legislative affairs Directorat the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) under Governor Ron DeSantis and Director Jared Moskowitz. Rosenstein was the primary point of contact for federal, state, and local elected officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Considered one of the top emergency management lobbyists, Rosenstein is often called upon to present and share his expertise with elected officials across the state.
Rosenstein splits his time between Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee and is an ardent supporter of Jewish causes, animal rescue organizations, and cancer research initiatives.
Prior to joining Anthem, Stephanie was the Senior Public Policy Manager at Uber Florida, Carolinas & DMV. For several years, she was the Public Affairs Director for AT&T Florida & Georgia. Stephanie also served as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs for Governor Charlie Crist. Smith’s government experience also includes employment as a Special Events Coordinator for Governor Jeb Bush and a Business Development Liaison in the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development. Stephanie is a member of the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates Board of Directors, the YWCA Greater Miami Dade Board of Directors and the CareerSource FL Board of Directors. Smith is a graduate of The Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Secretary - Aspire Health Partners
Dr. Philip Toal
Philip O. Toal graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Sexology from The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He is a Florida State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and sex therapist and has worked in the area of behavioral health care and substance abuse for over 40 years. Philip’s work has included stress management, pain management and biofeedback, behavioral medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, depression, HIV/AIDS; sex therapy, LGBTQ issues, mental health and substance use disorders. He has worked with human trafficking survivors and provides training on a local, state and national level. He has developed and conducted stress management for an inpatient cardiac and oncology units. His work using relaxation and imagery with AIDS patients has been widely recognized. Philip has presented at several international behavioral medicine conferences and has contributed chapters to two books for professionals. He has worked with the Central Florida AIDS community since 1983.. He is an adjunct Professor at Valencia College in the areas of Sex Therapy and Substance Abuse Disorders. Philip is the Senior Vice-President of Residential Services for Aspire Health, the largest Behavioral Health Care Provider in the Southeast.
Retired Corporal Alan Wilkett
Corporal Alan Wilkett has served with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office since 2005 with a total law enforcement experience of over 24 years. Patrol, court security, investigations, crime prevention, and community relations are among the assignments fulfilled in the years of service. In 2007 he was awarded the Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year. Corporal Wilkett holds a Florida Practitioner Designation in both crime prevention and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
Corporal Wilkett has devoted the past several years in the fight against human trafficking. He has trained and instructed law enforcement, federal agencies, state and local agencies, NGO’s, along with multiple groups, churches, and organizations. The Pasco Human Trafficking Task Force, the Human Trafficking Commission, and Light Up The Night are current initiatives. Corporal Wilkett was recently awarded the 2017 Florida Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Official of the Year from Attorney General Pam Bondi.
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