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, Co-Chair

    Kansas Attorney General's Office, Topeka
  • Dorthy Stucky Halley, Co-Chair

    Kansas Attorney General's Office, Topeka
  • Tina Abney

    Kansas Department for Children and Families, Topeka
  • Kent Bauman

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

    Sedgwick County District Attorney, Wichita
  • Hannah Britton

    University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • Hon. Dan Cahill

    District Court Judge, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Hope Cooper

    Kansas Department of Corrections, Topeka
  • Karen Countryman-Roswurm

    Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking, Wichita
  • Hon. Marci Francisco

    State Senator, Lawrence
  • Rebekah Gaston

    Kansas Department for Children and Families, Topeka
  • Dr. Jennifer Hansen, MD

    Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ed Howell

    Fort Hays State University, Hays
  • Angie Jones

    Federal Bureau of Investigation, Overland Park
  • Christine Kenney (Non-Voting)

    Assistant U.S. Attorney, Topeka
  • Debbie Kennedy

    Wichita Children's Home, Wichita
  • Sean Kilcoyne (Non-Voting)

    U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General, Kansas City
  • Laurel Klein Searles

    Kansas Department of Labor, Topeka
  • Ed Klumpp

    Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police and Kansas Peace Officers Association, Tecumseh
  • Dax Lewis

    Kansas Highway Patrol, Topeka
  • Dale Mattern

    Exploited and Missing Children's Unit, Wichita
  • Dan Oblinger

    Wichita Police Department, Wichita
  • Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino, MD

    Kansas Health Institute, Topeka
  • Jeff Richards

    Franklin County Sheriff, Ottawa
  • Diana Schunn

    Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Wichita
  • Rachel Sission

    Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka
  • Hon. Eric Smith

    State Representative, Burlington
  • Sharon Sullivan

    Washburn University, Topeka
  • Kirk Thompson

    Director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Topeka
  • Kris Wade

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

    Overland Park Police Department, Overland Park

Upcoming Meetings


Board MinutesMeeting DateTypeSize
July 2019 HTAB Minutes
July 18, 2019PDF416.39 KB
April 2019 HTAB Minutes
April 12, 2019PDF418.13 KB
February 2019 HTAB Minutes
February 01, 2019PDF418.21 KB
October 2018 HTAB Minutes
October 15, 2018PDF119.26 KB
July 2018 HTAB Minutes
July 09, 2018PDF119.39 KB
April 2018 HTAB Minutes
April 13, 2018PDF301.90 KB
January 2018 HTAB Minutes
January 19, 2018PDF209.13 KB
October 2017 HTAB Minutes
October 27, 2017PDF169.39 KB
July 2017 HTAB Minutes
July 21, 2017PDF168.48 KB
April 2017 HTAB Minutes
April 21, 2017PDF227.51 KB

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