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Our Board

Founder & President, Dr. Kalyani Gopal

SAFECHR.orgDr. Gopal is a keynote and international speaker and trainer on foster care and adoption, sex-trafficking, child sexual abuse, and psychopathology. She has trained foster parents, adoptive parents, administrators, judges, attorneys, case managers and clergy on issues related to infants, children, adolescents and adults. She has coined the term “Displacement Trauma” to describe the complex trauma caused by frequent disruptions of attachment bonds. She is the bestselling author of “The Supportive Foster Parent”, “Foster Parenting Step-by-Step”, the grief and loss workbook “In My Heart” and workbook on child sexual abuse. She is on the boards of the Lake County Child Protection Team and Lake County Child Fatality Team and served as President of Section IV, Division 12, American Psychological Association (2012-2014). Her organization, Safe Coalition for Human Rights hosted SAFE 2014 in Chicago, and will be hosting SAFE 2016 in USA, bringing the United Nations GIFT Box to Chicago, and working ceaselessly to form collaborative national and international coalitions from rescue to rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking and violations of human rights.


Board President: Honorable Zoe Bakoko Bakoru, Former Minister of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Uganda

Secretary: Dr. Janice C. Hodge, D.Min (President, JC Hodge and Associates)

Dr. Chris Stout, President, Global Center Initiatives

Ms. Merrilee Frey, RN, Lake County Coroner, Indiana

Irene Clements, President, National Foster Parent Association

Judge Mary Elizabeth Bullock, CSEC Survivor, Former Federal EEOC Judge


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