Who We Are

She Has A Name is committed to engaging the community, strengthening partner organizations, and equipping survivors through workforce development. We join together declaring that survivors of human trafficking have a name, a nobility, and a narrative. Our 2017 Annual Report is a helpful resource in learning more about who we are as an organization. 

MISSION

She Has A Name is a strong community of abolitionists that exists to fight human trafficking through education, collaboration, and survivor care.

VISION

To see all those impacted by human trafficking restored into society and thriving in their community.

 


What We Do

 

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EDUCATE

We can't care about an issue we don't know exists. As a community resource we hold quarterly classes that offer a framework to understand human trafficking and serve survivors. Training focuses on defining human trafficking, the needs of survivors and getting connected. 

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SURVIVOR CARE

We act as a resource to survivors by standing in the gap between restorative care and transitional employment by teaching job skills that contribute to transformational work. Our hope is that more  survivors would be restored into society, welcomed in the workplace and thriving in their community. 

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COLLABORATE

As a resource to practitioners, we connect existing efforts with best practices, evidence-based research, and community capital to provide exceptional care to survivors. We're focused on assessing and delivering projects to streamline efforts, enabling organization to focus on what they do best: care for survivors. 

 

Staff Members

Courtney Schmackers

Courtney Schmackers

Executive Director

Courtney graduated from Capital University in 2013 with a degree in Communications, Spanish, and Journalism. As executive director Courtney is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of She Has A Name. Her favorite part of her job is guiding individuals and organizations in discovering how they can join the abolitionist movement in unique and meaningful ways. She loves drinking tea, baking bread, and hiking. 

Carolina Augilar

Carolina Aguilar

Program Director

Originally from Peru with a background in journalism and media production, Carolina is a bilingual Professional Counselor with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Her passion is empowering women from all walks of life, especially trauma survivors, and seeing them flourish. As program director, she brings that passion to Strategies for Success, equipping survivors of human trafficking to join the workforce. She is also responsible for strengthening relationships with partner organizations to better serve each woman. During her free time, Carolina enjoys training at a barre studio, exploring ethnic food in Columbus, and having a good laugh with friends, family and Blue, her Chihuahua–Cocker Spaniel rescue dog.

Whitney Varnau
 
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Whitney Varnau

Community Engagement Director

Whitney graduated from The Ohio State University in December 2013 with a BA in Speech Science. Immediately after graduating, Whitney went on staff with H2O church in Columbus where she mentored college women, many of whom experienced trauma and abuse. After developing a partnership between H2O and SHAN, Whitney joined the SHAN staff team as Community Engagement Director. She is excited about cultivating partnerships within our community and serving SHAN through communications. In her spare time, Whitney and her husband Steve like hiking (specifically in the National Parks), Netflixing sitcoms, and gushing about their cats, Indi and Albus. 

Taylor Nolan

Administrative Assistant

Taylor will graduate from The Ohio State University in May 2019 with a degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Political Science, and Communications. After completing an internship with She Has A Name in summer 2018, she joined the SHAN staff team. As Administrative Assistant, Taylor supports the rest of the staff in their mission to see all those impacted by human trafficking restored into society and thriving in community. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys reading, going to concerts, and playing with her adorable dog, Paris.