Marie Martinez Israelite

Director of Victim Services

Marie leads HTI’s efforts to implement trauma-informed, survivor-centered approaches in our work with trafficking victims. She also serves as the primary liaison with leaders in the victim services and survivor leadership communities and ensures that HTI’s efforts are informed by best practices and insights of those with lived experience. Marie has twenty years of experience in advocating for victims of crime, training criminal justice professionals, and developing national and international victim assistance programs. Prior to joining HTI, Marie worked at ICF, where she facilitated the work of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and developed training related to trauma for U.S. government agencies engaged in anti-trafficking work. She led the development of the Department of Justice’s first grant program for human trafficking victim services. She was also the Section Chief of the Victim Assistance Program at the Department of Homeland Security, where she directed victim assistance operations and supervised programmatic areas in response to victims of child exploitation, human trafficking, white collar crime, and human rights abuse. Marie has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to download a complete bio.

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Taylor King

Taylor King is the former Communications Associate at The Human Trafficking Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as a Development & Communications Fellow at Jill’s House, a non-profit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to providing support for families raising children who have special needs. She was also a Capital Fellow in Washington, D.C., which is an advanced leadership and discipleship program for recent college graduates. She graduated from University of Tennessee with honors and a B.S. in Business Analytics. During her time at UT, she worked for several non-profits including Volunteer East Tennessee, where she served as communications coordinator, and the Haslam College of Business, where she managed the college’s social media. Taylor is originally from Monterey, Tennessee and currently lives in Northern Virginia.