Kay Duffield - Executive Director
Kay has always had a love for people, previously working as a RN. She developed a passion for those who were sexually exploited after going on international trips, where she worked to assist trafficking victims. Her heart is to see those that have been exploited be able to walk in freedom and healing – in their body, soul, and spirit.
Kay currently also serves as the Co-Chair for the Victims Services Sub-Committee for the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force (NVHTTF).) She's previously served as the Co-Chair of the Outreach & Awareness Sub-Committee of the NVHTTF.
Kay is also an ordained minister who has traveled internationally to speak and teach, as well as start her own 501(c)(3) ministry, Kay Duffield Ministries. She has held many different leadership roles, especially in lay-counseling and teaching, both locally and internationally.
BRIDget perkins - victim services director
Bridget Perkins is the founder of Higgins Hope, a 501(c)(3) organization aimed at proiding housing for survivors of sex trafficking, and serves as the head of the Housing Committee for the NOVA Human Trafficking Task Force under the Victim Services Subdivision. Her background stems from the heathcare industry where she has held numerous management positions within the INOVA healthcare system, and has managed two physical therapy offices.
Bridget has six amazing children and two beautiful granddaughters. She loves attending and volunteering at Monterey Church in Warrenton.
Steve Steinberg-PRayer Team co-Director
Steve Sterinberg has been in the hotel business for over 20 years, and is the President of MEI Hotels, Inc. He is also an elder at Whole Word Fellowship in Oakton.
Steve coordinates and facilitates the prayer calls for NOVA HTI, and serves on our Board of Directors. In addition to running the Prayer Team for NOVA HTI, he also does the same thing for Global Freedom Alliance, a network of anti-trafficking ministries.
Steve has worked in several ministry arenas as a bridge-builder between like-minded operations, and is now devoted to building relationships between organizations that are working in the prevention, rescue, and/or rehabilitation of human trafficking victims. A life verse for Steve is from the admonition of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, where he said to “Loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke.” This was a life-verse even before he understood the application of it while working to combat modern-day slavery.
Ray Patten - Volunteer Director
Ray Patten, NOVA HTI's Director of Volunteers, is an Iraq War veteran, reservist, and is a long-term Federal employee.
Ray was born and raised in Florida, but as lived in several locations throughout the USA and overseas. In addition to his work with NOVA HTI, Ray is an active volunteer with IJM and his church, Fairfax Community. He also teaches ESL and has helped with short-term mission trips to the Middle East, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe, for his church as well as other churches and organizations.
CHELSEY TREVINO - Finances Director, prayer co-director
Chelsey Trevino moved to Northern Virginia in July of 2014 from Houston TX, where she first learned of human trafficking. In the fall of 2012 a local anti-trafficking NGO, Elijah Rising, opened her eyes not only to the injustice that was happening in the world, but in her own backyard. On a tour of the city, she came face to face with brothels and strip clubs that were not in dark back alley, but in high traffic areas of the city. Chelsey began working with Elijah Rising in awareness, intervention and intercessory prayer for those who were oppressed. When her husband was transferred to D.C. she knew her calling to fight for the oppressed was not over. After researching anti-trafficking NGOs in the area, she was drawn to NOVA HTI, as the organization is based on prayer and equipping the church to be part of the fight. Chelsey also serves on NOVA HTIs Board of Directors and is the coordinator for the annual Human Trafficking Justice Summit.
Grace Blakely - Events Director
Grace Blakely works in the hospitality industry and graduated with a Communications degree from Liberty University. She works with our partner, the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force, to plan trafficking awareness events throughout our region.
JEN POOL-COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Jen Pool is a United States Marine Corps veteran who stays busy running her own photography business, and having co-founded a local martial arts program while also staying home with her two children, and nannying for another family.
Jen has previously volunteered as a Stephen Minister (a lay-counseling ministry), and with many other anti-trafficking organizations in the Northern Virginia community.
Michal Conger-Church Partnership Director
Michal works as NOVA HTI's church partnership liaison, and has a deep desire to see believers in justice work fueled by a passion for God's heart and his glory.
Michal is a freelance writer, formerly an investigative reporter who likes digging around in development and reconstruction spending. She is also mom to adorable twin girls. She lives outside Washington, D.C. and goes to Harvest Bible Chapel Fairfax.
Board of Directors
Kay Duffield is not only the Executive Director for NOVA HTI but also serves as the co-chair for the Victims Services Sub-Committee for the NOVA Human Trafficking Task Force.
Megan Caesar is a therapist at Youth for Tomorrow. She went to Regent University to receive her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and she is currently working to obtain Licensed Professional Counselor.
Howie Levin serves on multiple boards in the DMV area and is currently the Convener of OneHeartDc. He recently served as Pastor of Outreach, Church & Community Partnerships at McLean Bible Church and as Director of the Washington Prayer Gathering.
Chelsey Trevino is also NOVA HTI's Director of Finance, Co-Director of Prayer, and the coordinator for NOVA HTI's annual Human Trafficking Justice Summit.