Human Trafficking Advisory Board

The Human Trafficking Advisory Board was established in January 2010 to explore the issues of human trafficking in the state of Kansas. In 2013, the Kansas Legislature recognized the Board as the state's official Human Trafficking Advisory Board. This team of advisers is composed of law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, court personnel, advocates, victims of human trafficking and other pertinent parties who have expertise in this field. 

Human Trafficking Advisory Board Members

  • Jennifer Montgomery, Chair

    Kansas Attorney General's Office, Topeka
  • Tiffanie Askew

    Ford County Attorney's Office, Dodge City
  • Kent Bauman

    Kansas Department for Children and Families, Topeka
  • Marc A. Bennett

    Sedgwick County District Attorney, Wichita
  • Lucy Bloom

    Veronica's Voice, Kansas City
  • Hannah Britton

    University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • Hope Cooper

    Kansas Department of Corrections, Topeka
  • Karen Countryman-Roswurm

    Center for Combating Human Trafficking, Wichita
  • Cathy Eaton

    Johnson County District Attorney's Office, Olathe
  • Thomas Fatkin

    Wichita Police Department, Exploited & Missing Children’s Unit, Wichita

  • Hon. Marci Francisco

    State Senator, Lawrence
  • Rebekah Gaston

    Kansas Department for Children and Families, Topeka
  • Sarah Hachmeister

    Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Topeka
  • Hon. Amy Hanley

    District Court Judge, Lawrence
  • Jennifer Hansen

    Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

  • Ed Howell

    Fort Hays State University, Hays
  • James Johnson

    Kansas Department of Corrections, Topeka
  • Debbie Kennedy

    Wichita Children's Home, Wichita
  • Laurel Klein Searles

    Kansas Department of Labor, Topeka
  • Ed Klumpp

    Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police and Kansas Peace Officers Association, Tecumseh
  • Deb Kluttz

    Homestead, Manhattan
  • Dax Lewis

    Kansas Highway Patrol, Topeka
  • Kelli Mark

    Kansas Department of Health & Environment
  • Michelle McCormick

    Kansas Attorney General's Office, Topeka
  • Dan Oblinger

    Wichita Police Department, Wichita
  • Heidi Olson

    Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Alice Knetsch Osburn

    Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, Wichita
  • Elizabeth Pishny

    Google, Stillwell
  • Adam Piland

    Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka
  • Travis Rakestraw

    Wichita Police Department, Wichita
  • Jeff Richards

    Franklin County Sheriff, Ottawa
  • Diana Schunn

    Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Wichita
  • Hon. Eric Smith

    State Representative, Burlington
  • Sharon Sullivan

    Washburn University, Topeka
  • Kirk Thompson

    Director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka
  • Stacy Tidwell

    Kansas Department for Children and Families, Topeka
  • Kris Wade

    The Justice Project, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Derrick Wilczek

    Overland Park Police Department, Overland Park

Upcoming Meetings


MinutesMeeting DateTypeSize
September 2022 HTAB Minutes
September 08, 2022PDF108.10 KB
June 2022 HTAB Minutes
June 09, 2022PDF417.95 KB
March 2022 HTAB Minutes
March 10, 2022PDF427.50 KB
December 2021 HTAB Minutes
December 09, 2021PDF442.37 KB
September 2021 HTAB Minutes
September 09, 2021PDF450.60 KB
June 2021 HTAB Minutes
June 15, 2021PDF451.23 KB
March 2021 HTAB Minutes
March 11, 2021PDF681.37 KB
December 2020 HTAB Minutes
December 11, 2020PDF501.13 KB
September 2020 HTAB Minutes
September 11, 2020PDF464.83 KB
June 2020 HTAB Minutes
June 12, 2020PDF460.44 KB

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