Mary Love Koons

Strategic Partnerships Associate
Mary Love serves as the Strategic Partnerships Associate for the Human Trafficking Institute. She is originally from Jackson, Mississippi, and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Upon graduating, she worked for Reformed University Fellowship’s women’s ministry at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is also founder and owner of Koons Kitchen, a Dallas-based catering company she launched in 2014. Mary Love lives in Dallas with her husband, Phillip.

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Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross

Kelli’s 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.