Chris Lick

Chris serves on behalf of the Human Trafficking Institute as the Law Enforcement Advisor to the Belize Police Department’s Anti-human trafficking unit. Chris worked in law enforcement for 27 years, serving both municipal and federal law enforcement. He spent a large portion of his career investigating crimes against children, sexual assault, and domestic violence. As a supervisor and manager, Chris managed a broad scope of criminal activity, including human trafficking, homicide, sexual assaults, child molestation, narcotics, online crimes against children, and large-scale investigations.

He volunteered for several years in Southeast Asia with Destiny Rescue to locate and rescue exploited minors trapped in the sex trade. His work was in cooperation with the national police in these countries and their anti-human trafficking units. Chris is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 271 and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside.

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Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross

Kelli is the former Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at the Human Trafficking Institute. Her background is in journalism, public relations and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Officer / Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, D.C., directly supporting the Bureau’s Assistant Secretary; as director of communications for microfinance organization Five Talents in Vienna, Virginia; and as business reporter at The Jackson (TN) Sun. She has worked and studied in Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, India, Peru, and Israel. Kelli holds a BA in communication arts from Union University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.