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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, 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. Tammy is also the founder of A&K Ranch Ministries, LLC; and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called Reflective Spaces Ministry, Corp. that is dedicated to direct survivor support and victim services. 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 is a pediatric nurse practitioner, academic nurse educator, trained sexual assault nurse examiner, researcher, published author, invited speaker, and nurse leader. She served as a Director-at-Large for the American Nurses Association for the State of New York, and as President for the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Bono-Neri is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Jane Eleanor Knox N.E.F. National Scholarship. As a way of giving back, she has established a scholarship in perpetuity through N.E.F., The Francine Bono-Neri Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a master’s or doctoral nursing student pursuing clinical expertise or scholarly work in the area of human trafficking and anti-trafficking measures. Dr. Bono-Neri was awarded a Nassau County Legislature Citation and was recognized at the United Nations, receiving the 2024 Inspiring Global Nurse Award and the 2024 International Ceca Award. She is the Co-founder and President of Nurses United Against Human Trafficking, P.A., a global professional association created for the sole purpose of combatting modern-day slavery by educating, equipping, and empowering healthcare professionals on human trafficking and anti-trafficking measures. Her hopes are to raise awareness and increase knowledge of Human Trafficking in 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

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