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Our Team

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Leadership Team

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Ali Boak, MPH
Director, Global Center on Human Trafficking


Ali Boak (she/her/hers) is the Director of the Global Center on Human Trafficking located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University.  Ali is a passionate leader in the global movement to end human trafficking.   For more than 25 years, she has worked alongside survivors of all forms of trafficking to develop innovative, survivor driven approaches to prevent and address human trafficking across the United States, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Read More
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Peter Kingstone
Dean College of Humanities and Social Sciences


DR. KINGSTONE joins Montclair State as the new Dean of CHSS after working as Professor of Politics and Development at King’s College London, where he co-founded and then chaired the Department of International Development. Before working at King’s, he taught in the Political Science Department at the University of Connecticut, where he was also the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Read More
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Donna Meeker-O’Rourke
Human Trafficking Program Specialist


Donna Meeker-O’Rourke (she/her/hers) is the Human Trafficking Program Specialist of the Global Center on Human Trafficking at Montclair State University. Stemming from her aspiration to have a positive impact on students, Donna served as Co-Chair of Student Affairs for the Montclair Initiative against Global Human Trafficking. During her service, she was instrumental in cultivating internal and external partnerships, creating a human trafficking primer, establishing a Social Entrepreneurship Internship program, and supporting and assisting student leaders with the inaugural Covenant House Sleep Out event on campus. Read More

Founder and Board Chair

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Mimi Feliciano
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FEM Real Estate, LLC

Mimi Feliciano is Founder and CEO of FEM Real Estate, a Real Estate Investment Company, based in Montville, New Jersey, which she opened in 2013, with her husband, Edwin.  FEM develops, owns and manages commercial real estate nationwide.  She most recently completed her passion project, South Beach at Long Branch, in 2020, an award winning oceanfront 42 unit condominium development that introduces a luxurious live, work, play lifestyle to the Jersey Shore. Read More
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Steering Committee

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs

Survivor Support and Empowerment: Ashlee Martellacci, Adjunct Professor, Social Work and Child Advocacy

Education and Training: Daniela Peterka-Benton, Associate Professor, Justice Studies

Collaboration and Sharing: Jessica Restaino, Professor, Writing Studies

Policy, Advocacy, and Regulation: Emily Douglas, Chairperson, Social Work and Child Advocacy

Fundraising: Brianne Baird, Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations; Chad Brown, Director of Development, Feliciano School of Business; and Ely Santoni Tuero, Senior Director of Gift Planning.

Student Engagement: Melissa Velez, Program Assistant, Psychology

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