Oliver Kaplan, PhD
Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center
University of Denver
Dr. Oliver Kaplan is the Associate Director of the Human Trafficking Center at The University of Denver. He is also an Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. At the Human Trafficking Center, Dr. Kaplan oversees the center’s research program. He was previously a postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School and at Stanford University as an affiliate of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project. As part of his research, Dr. Kaplan has conducted fieldwork in Colombia and the Philippines where he has worked with community leaders, displaced individuals, sex workers, ex-combatants (including former child soldiers), NGOs, and government officials. His research has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation and other grants and has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and National Interest.
Region 4 Coalition Coordinator
Indiana Youth Services Association
Morgan Bow graduated with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Research Focus in Human Trafficking from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015. She previously worked as a Victims Assistance Specialist with the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office in Lafayette, Indiana. Ms. Bow worked with survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking assisting them in understanding and navigating the criminal justice process and connecting them with resources when needed. She ensured that victims knew their rights and were notified about upcoming court dates. She worked with victims in preparing Victim Impact Statements and accompanying them to hearings and trials. Ms. Bow also assisted victims in preparing for their testimony at trial. Ms. Bow felt her most important role was to make sure the victims were heard and were in communication with investigators and prosecutors. Her background in human trafficking research and victim assistance let Ms. Bow to Indiana Trafficking Victim’s Assistance Program (ITVAP), where she works to educate the communities she serves on understanding, identifying, and responding to human trafficking. Morgan has served on IPATH’s Labor Trafficking Committee for two years and will be co-chairing a new working group through IPATH that will address the needs for education about and prevention of exploitation of LGBTQIA persons.
Heartford House Child Advocacy Center
Jen Bushore-Barry is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies. In 2008, she received her Master's in Leadership Development with a concentration on nonprofit management from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Jen has worked in public relations, nonprofit management, and government affairs in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties for the past 24 years. She joined Heartford House in September 2010 as the Executive Director. She is a Child First trained forensic interviewer with specialized training in interviewing commercially exploited children.
Heartford House Child Advocacy Center’s mission is to empower the community to protect and advocate for the well-being of children and their families. This mission is accomplished by providing forensic interviews, victim advocacy, and team coordination for cases related to child victims and witnesses to crimes. We also provide outreach to educate and assist the community on issues related to child abuse. For 19 years, Heartford House Child Advocacy Center has met the needs of children and their families for a 7 county area.
Managing Director of the Center for Global Food Security
Mr. Burniske is a specialist in international relief and development, with a technical focus on sustainable agriculture, forestry and natural resource management. He is the Managing Director of the Center for Global Food Security within Discovery Park at Purdue University. Mr. Burniske is responsible for the day to day management of the Center and networks with Purdue’s faculty and scientists to take a multi-disciplinary approach to tackling global challenges affecting food security.
Program Manager, Family Advocacy Division
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Shannon is a program manager within the Family Advocacy Division at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va. At NCMEC, Shannon is responsible for helping families locate local services when there is a missing or sexually exploited child. Shannon manages the travel programs and grant funding for the Family Advocacy Division and is responsible for all data collecting and reporting. Shannon also provides training to mental health professionals, social service agencies, law enforcement and community members concerning missing and sexually exploited children. Shannon currently serves as the Victim Services committee co-chair for the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force. Shannon has also been designated a reunification specialist by the Department of State and has traveled internationally to present on best practices when parents and children reunite.
Before joining the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Shannon was a forensic interviewer and child protective service’s investigator in Fairfax County, VA’s Department of Family Services. She has investigated child abuse and neglect cases and coordinated services for all types of victims and families. Shannon has also worked within other family services fields including foster care, teen parenting and juvenile delinquency. Shannon has a Master of Arts in applied developmental psychology.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
Gregg E. Anderson, CIA, CRMA
Gregg collaborates with clients in improving their performance and reducing compliance costs through the use of technology, redesigning processes and understanding risks. Using this experience, today Gregg helps clients in the design and implementation of sustainable risk management programs that align with their overall strategy, improve performance and optimize compliance.
Areas of Expertise
Program and Project Management
Enterprise Risk Management
Compliance Program Development
Anti-Money Laundering Program Development
Sustainability Program Development
Global Reporting Initiative
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Certied in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)