ABOUT US

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Co-founder of NUAHT, Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant, Subject Matter Expert, Survivor Leader, Published Author, Public Speaker

Tammy Toney-Butler, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN-Forensic Examiner (SANE) is a subject matter expert, published author, invited podium speaker, and consultant on Human Trafficking. Tammy served as a nurse in the emergency department for nearly thirty years before pursuing her passion as an advocate for marginalized, invisible populations, and survivor reform. Mrs. Butler is working to end the supply of vulnerable individuals, preyed upon by traffickers, and to abolish modern-day slavery. Tammy is a national and international speaker on human trafficking and trauma-informed, trauma-responsive care. As a survivor of sex trafficking, Tammy's lived experience, coupled with her experience as a forensic nurse examiner, brings a relatable and expert perspective to this human rights atrocity. Her "boots on the ground" effort, working directly with survivors of HT, either in-person on her ranch or virtually, enables her to be a voice and advocate for the numerous healthcare and spiritual needs of this unique population.

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Dr. Francine Bono-Neri, PhD, RN, APRN, PNP, has over 30 years of experience working with the pediatric population as a registered nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner. She currently serves as an academic nurse educator, health policy advocate, and leader of numerous professional organizations. Always dedicated to serving others, Francine was awarded a Nassau County Legislature Citation for her extraordinary efforts in serving the students and members of her hometown community. Francine served as a Director-at-Large on the BOD for ANA-NY, is the immediate past-president of the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), and is the co-founder and president of Nurses United Against Human Trafficking. Francine’s current and future scholarly work remain close to her passion for pediatrics and academia. She is a published author, and her podium and poster presentations are dedicated to her research and advocacy efforts surrounding the topics of Human Trafficking; and Infant Safe Sleep, SUID and SIDS. Her hopes are to raise awareness and increase knowledge of Human Trafficking to all nurses, with her goal of starting robust education on this topic beginning in undergraduate studies.

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Co-founder and President of NUAHT, Assistant Professor, Published Author, Invited Podium Speaker, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Organizational Leader