Lisa Churcher

Legal Programs Coordinator, UgandaAt HTI, Lisa coordinates case tracking of human trafficking reports through the justice sector, as well as develops information resources and coordinates trainings to improve the response of police, prosecutors and judicial officers to human trafficking cases.  She previously served in Uganda with International Justice Mission as a Legal Fellow and then Program Management Fellow, and as an independent consultant focusing on gender, access to justice and violence against women for organizations that include UN Women, GIZ, ZOA and the Coalition against Trafficking in Persons Uganda.  Lisa practiced law in Australia and served as the Legal Associate to the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, where she prepared papers and published journal articles on children’s rights, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and child trafficking. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the Australian National University.

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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.