Innovations HTC Staff
FOUNDER & 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.
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 an 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 believe that in order to perform our task efficiently and to help others properly, we have to be professional, 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 full all the time. To enjoy life, take one step at a time and make fun of yourself once in a while. She believe this is an effective way to encourage positive vibes.
Steven Stalker is an experienced Program Director with Innovations HTC who possesses more than a decade of experience managing major federal government programs of record. Driven by a passion for community service, Steven strives to provide Innovations HTC with timely and responsive support. Steven graduated from Norwich University with a bachelors (2017) and masters (2018) in Criminal Justice and currently resides in Thurston County with his wife and four daughters.
LEROY WHITE MOUNTAIN
LeRoy is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. LeRoy moved to Olympia 1993 to attend a “Community Development on Native Reservations” program through the Skokomish Reservation, where he developed a lifelong passion for serving Tribal communities. He possesses more than 20 years’ of experience in Tribal Gaming and is a graduate of a Tribal Gaming Management Program. Using the foundational knowledge captured from his Community Development on Native Reservations program, and institutional knowledge of Casino management, LeRoy led the planning, coordination and implementation of the “Safe Nisqually” program. The Safe Nisqually response protocol to human trafficking events was created in partnership with the Nisqually, Puyallup and Cowlitz Tribes and is currently used as a model of excellence across Washington state. LeRoy is an experienced mentor/trainer with years of experience training casino employees; as well as an experienced and seasoned collaborator, using his skills and talents to facilitate the First Annual Human Trafficking Conference hosted by the Puyallup Tribe in 2019.
CASE MANAGER ADVOCATE
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.
Mika Watson Cheesman joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative February 10, 2023. She was assigned the Resource Navigator position for Case Management.
Mika, a former survivor, believes that all survivors should have access to services to aid in their healing,and with over three years of case management for the homeless community of Thurston County, Mika will be happy to continue the work.
INDIGENOUS SERVICES CASE MANAGER
Eva is an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribal Reservation. Eva has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is a Washington state-certified Substance Use Disorder Professional. She has more than five-years of experience providing wrap-around services to high-risk and vulnerable adults. Adept at crisis intervention and de-escalation, conflict resolution, mentoring and other trauma informed practices.
Eva helps clients build coping mechanisms to address life challenges, while providing intensive case management for long-term growth. Additionally, she is skilled in mediating between Indigenous family members to resolve family conflicts. Eva collaborates with multiple entities, tribal/community, in different western Washington counties developing and maintaining relationships with tribal and community members throughout. It is important to note that Eva has developed extensive connections and trusting relationships among Tribes and Tribal organizations throughout the region.
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”.
TRIBAL SERVICES RESOURCE NAVIGATOR
Frances Rohr is the newest addition to the Innovations Human Trafficking Collaboration network (spring 2023). Frances is a Nisqually tribal member and is passionate about helping her community and people.Frances attended Northwest Indian College for her Associates Degree (2017) and attended The Evergreen State College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies through the Native Pathways Program in 2022. She participated in Student Governance by representing her site cohort. In her continuing education, Frances is studying filmmaking and media communications.
She is passionate about understanding and overcoming historical and intergenerational trauma; through wellness, community development, outreach, and in recovery she strives to elevate her knowledge and efforts in Indian Country. She is a grateful member of The Wellbriety Movement and is a Certified Recovery Coach.Frances has specialized in developing networks and relationships throughout Indian Country. She served as Tribal Employment Rights Officer for the Nisqually Tribe, and in 2017 received the Navarro Award of Excellence for the development of the program and its effects in Indian Country. She has worked on Tribal Gaming Commission, Investments Committee, and Parks and Recreation Committee.She is excited to be a part of the IHTC Team and looks forward to helping her community and relatives learn, heal, and grow by being the bridge to understanding and resources.
NATHANIEL RED FISH
INDIGENOUS SERVICES PROJECT COORDINATOR
Nate is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Chemawa Indian School in 2020, where he proudly served as class president and graduated with high honors. He was president of his dorm, (McBride One) President of the gardening club, and part of the Chemawa Peer Court Club. Nate joins IHTC as a recent recipient of the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development, Job Champion Network award, where he is focused on developing critical job skills, experience, and exposure as our project coordinator. Nate possesses strengths in resiliency and communication. It is through his creative writing and connection to people/Mother Earth that he is successful in connecting with others. Nate remains family-oriented and is a gifted storyteller that enjoys giving back to his community.
HUMAN RESOURCE 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.
Maddie is a Resource Navigator. She originally joined Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative in March 2022 as an Administrative Office Assistant Intern. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Maddie has previous experience working at a Level I Trauma Center and has a passion for helping vulnerable individuals. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dogs, hiking, photography, hanging out with friends, and hanging out with her nephew.
YOUTH PROJECT COORDINATOR
Kahran LaTourette (He/They) is an Indigenous-Japanese mixed race peer advocate and student at Evergreen State College. Kahran has lived experience with housing instability and transitional housing that brought him to his work focus on protecting participants’ autonomy in support programs and other resources. Kahran was a Library Assistant at the Downtown Olympia Library. Through his work at the library, Kahran got in contact with the Office of Homeless Youth (OHY) and became a part of the Youth Homelessness Prevention Steering committee made up of lived experts and Caregivers. After 6 months of working with OHY steering committee, Kahran left his position at the library and continues to work with other organizations on homelessness prevention and support.
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.