Jeri Moomaw

Founder and Executive Director

In 2016, Jeri was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for her work in improving the lives of trafficking survivors. She is a human trafficking subject matter expert and consultant for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign and a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victim of Crime and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Trafficking in Persons consultant networks as a human trafficking subject matter expert.

She has worked for the past 21 years with youth and adult high-risk individuals, developing and overseeing programs, and creating curriculum and training content to combat commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, gangs, and violence against youth and women. Jeri is Shoshone/Cree and she is an expert on Native issues and human trafficking in Indian Country. As someone who has been personally impacted by this kind of violence, she also knows first-hand the individual and the collective toll it can take. She has made it her mission to bring awareness, education, and tools to equip communities and front-line professionals to be able to recognize and respond to trafficking and violence. Her personal and professional mission is to empower survivors to engage in anti-trafficking work in a movement and culture changing manner. “Nothing about Us, Without Us!” Jeri lives in Olympia, WA. She is a proud mother and grandmother.

Esmeralda Triplett

Director of Programs

Esmeralda Triplett is Innovations HTC Program director. She works throughout Washington State to ensure coordination and support are occurring for statewide healing, support, and transition services to survivors of sex trafficking. Esmeralda is first generation born and bilingual in Spanish. She is a survivor of sexual and domestic violence and comes with eight years of social work experience. Her career started as a direct service staff helping survivors through the legal system and creating partnerships for undocumented survivors of violence. Esmeralda comes with years of experience and knowledge from both lived and professional certifications and education. Some of this includes Mental Health First-Aid, Suicide QPR Certification, and Credentialed in National Victim Advocacy. Esmeralda has experience in managing and directing multiple programs with audit preparation, grant writing and training experience.

Esmeralda has offered consulting services to other non-profits to support in strategic planning and programming. She comes with experience in managing and directing multiple programs with audit preparation, grant writing and training experience. Her work includes the creation and implementation of law enforcement training for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Esmeralda successfully applied for the first Thurston County grant that will support high risk victims with wrap-around services with the goal of reducing homicide rates for the county. She serves as co-chair for Thurston County’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Taskforce in partnership with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Esmeralda’s knowledge of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, helps close the gaps and barriers for Human Trafficking Survivors. Her work will help educate the community in the intersections survivors face and will help promote healing, support, and transition services.

Anabelle Taneo

Executive Assistant

Anabelle Taneo joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative in February 24, 2020. She was assigned as an Administrative Assistant for Jeri Moomaw (IHTC’s Executive Director). In January 2021, she was promoted as Executive Assistant. For more than a decade, she had been working as a Technical Support Representative and a Quality Assurance Specialist in various Contact Center Industries and that is how she developed her good technical and customer service skills.

She believes that in order to perform our tasks efficiently and to help others properly, we have to be professional, and responsible, and most importantly, we have to love what we do. Anabelle is living with the father of her 2 wonderful kids. Nothing she ever wanted but to spend quality time with her family and see them smile and be full all the time. To enjoy life, take one step at a time and make fun of yourself once in a while. She believes this is an effective way to encourage positive vibes.

Kyra Matson-Slater

Housing Case Manager

Kyra is a case manager with IHTC. She provides advocacy and case management services to victims/survivors of human trafficking across the South Sound region of Washington state. She possesses a sincere passion for the IHTC mission, and She takes great pride in helping those ‘in the struggle’. The pride and passion in her work are derived from her own lived experiences and her journey of recovery/healing. She has extensive lived experience as a justice-involved individual; lived experience as an individual struggling with addiction; and lived experience as a survivor. She values her past experiences when connecting with clients as she is able to develop trust and communicate with a shared understanding.

To this point, she is a Washington state Certified Peer Counselor and a certified Crisis Intervention Specialist through the National Anger Management Association. She also possesses certifications in Suicide Prevention, Infectious Disease Control, Professional Boundaries & Interactions, and Trauma Informed Care/Supervision. She is a leader in her community’s clean and support network, and she looks forward to serving South Sound’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. This work is her life’s calling and she remains equally grateful and honored for this opportunity.

Chelsea Keefe

Statewide Body Coordinating Program Manager

Chelsea Keefe is a long time DV/SA/Trafficking professional who has been serving survivors for almost a decade. She first dipped her toes in the field during undergraduate studies when she completed an internship with the Kansas City-Anti Violence Project. It was this agency that caused her to realize her own survivorship and set her on a path of advocating for survivors, as well as marginalized communities. It is her goal to combat prejudice, discrimination, and violence in the community.

She has been privileged to serve as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates, advocate in several different DV shelters, and worked her way up into program management. She graduated with her Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management in 2019 from Park University and moved to WA State in 2020. After relocating, she managed Thurston County’s only confidential Domestic Violence shelter for almost three years, facilitating the lowest amount of staff turnover in the shelter and better client outcomes through an ADA perspective.

She also serves as a board member for Partners In Prevention Education. Personally, Chelsea is a wife and mom of one–with three fur babies as well! She spends her free time painting, going to the farmer’s market with her family, and trying to garden. Her family are avid foodies and love to sample what the PNW has to offer.

Mika Watson Cheesman

Labor Trafficking Caseworker

Mika is the Labor Trafficking Case Manage/ Advocate for Innovations, she is a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) that shares a lot of the same stories as our participants. She possesses a great understanding of what survivor’s experience in their various steps of recovery and finds great joy walking alongside survivors in their selected path to recovery. She worked as an Outreach Coordinator for two years serving our community’s at-risk and most vulnerable with severe cognitive and/or behavioral health impairments. Prior to joining the IHTC team, she worked as a Foundational Community Supportive (FCS) housing and employment case manager, Resource Navaigator for IHTC, and excited to serve in this new capacity as a Labor Trafficking Case manager/ Advocate for IHTC, where she can continue to support a mission that is near and dear to her heart..

Eden Ancheta

HR Manager

Eden D Ancheta joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative on August 16, 2021. She was given the duty of Human Resource Assistant for more than a month. Her extensive experience from past jobs, recruitment, policy and procedure making, and performance management were the areas of expertise. In her 3rd month, she has received a promotion to be a Human Resource Manager. Whatever hardships faced in the organization.

Her strong suit is being objective and unbiased in dealing with and addressing challenges. She is married and blessed for being a mother of 3 children. Even faced with challenges, she manages to balance family and work. She enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time, watching Medical series, K drama, and cooking to make children happy. She believes that no matter how good or bad life is, thanking God should always come first. There is always a reason for everything, and God always gives the best.

Salvy Cabatbat

Financial Specialist

Salvy Cabatbat joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative in September 28, 2020. She was assigned as IHTC’s Bookkeeper. She has more than 10 years of experience in the finance field. She worked as an Accounts Receivable Analyst in a telecommunications company and as an Internal Operations Support Analyst in a multinational insurance brokerage company. Given her work experience honed her analytical and financial skills as well as her customer service skills, globally.

She believes that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus and the support. She is married and blessed with two daughters, ages 9 and 10. In her spare time, she loves to read inspirational books by Alice Gray and novels by Sidney Sheldon and loves to bake cake and pasta. She always laugh her heart out whenever she hears funny stories because for Salvy, “Laughter is the best medicine”.

Ray Malayao

IT / Website Manager

Rainiel Malayao joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative on March 31, 2021. He is currently the IT support/website manager for IHTC. He has more than 10 years of experience working as a Computer Technical Support Representative for various contact center industries. He believes that consistency is better than intensity. Start small yielding consistent results, then work your way up. He is living with his partner and two energetic kids. Outside of work, he is a father and a motorcycle adventure rider. He also believes that no journey is too long with the right company.

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