To end the cycle of Human Trafficking in the Bay Area and beyond.
The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition equips and connects people to end modern day slavery where they work and where they live.
Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau
Founder, Executive Director
Betty has been a prominent leader and speaker in community-based strategies to fight human trafficking for over 18 years. Starting her career as a Director at International Justice Mission after earning a Masters degree from Stanford University in International Policy Studies/Conflict Resolution, Betty Ann is an anti-trafficking thought leader and is known for her collaborative work with over 100 anti-trafficking organizations and government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. She spent 18 months interviewing former human traffickers in San Quentin Prison to better understand their lucrative business practices and to inform the development of BAATC’s current strategies and programs. Fun Fact: Betty Ann has been “the voice” of Stanford University’s Women’s Basketball Team for 21 seasons and has announced over 300 games for the Cardinal.
Co-Founder, Chief Program Officer
Brian has been fighting human trafficking since traveling to Thailand in 2008. Since co-founding BAATC in 2011, he sits on every Bay Area County Anti-Trafficking Task Force to build a collaborative network of outreach organizations, service providers, and government agencies which can provide strategic responses to local trafficking. Brian speaks in schools, civic groups, faith communities, and at other public events, including BAATC’s Freedom Summits. His expertise in equipping individuals to discover their part in standing against injustice enables others to use their skills to impact their communities. Brian spearheads BAATC’s training programs, and has developed online courses to scale the number of people trained to identify and report trafficking. Fun Fact: Brian is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and enjoys working on and driving his ‘67 Mustang.
Board of Directors
Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau
How We Got Started
The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC) rallied volunteers to plan Freedom Summit 2011 on January 21-22 at Harbor Light Church in Fremont, California. With 1700 attendees, 33 anti-human trafficking organizations, and 28 breakout sessions, involving over 50 speakers/experts in the field, Freedom Summit 2011 stands as the largest anti-trafficking gathering in the U.S. to-date. The overwhelming response encouraged the BAATC to emerge as an official non-profit entity that will continue to serve as the respected “backbone” and connective tissue helping individuals, churches and anti-trafficking organizations work effectively together to build a unified San Francisco Bay Area response to human trafficking.