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Vision

To end the cycle of Human Trafficking in the Bay Area and beyond.

Mission

The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition equips and connects people to end modern day slavery where they work and where they live. 

Human Trafficking is growing, therefore we disrupt its growth by expanding prevention and awareness efforts.

HumanTrafficking is ubiquitous and exists in every zip code, so we collaborate with key stakeholders to fight this injustice

Human Trafficking has a predictible pattern, thus we identify professions that traffickers rely on to do business, and we equip them to identify and report trafficking.

Executive Team

Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau

Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

Betty Ann is the founder of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition. She has been leading, teaching, and speaking about community-based strategies to fight human trafficking since 2002. In 2006, Betty Ann climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise $45K to fight child trafficking. She is “the voice” of Stanford women’s basketball, and has announced over 300 games for the Cardinal in 20 seasons with the team. Betty Ann holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and her M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford, specializing in International Conflict Resolution. Betty Ann has led educational tours around the world to all seven continents and has visited over 90 countries.

Brian Wo

Co-Founder, Chief Program Officer

Brian first heard about human trafficking in 2008 through the film Call and Response, and has been involved in the anti-trafficking movement since. Prior to starting the BAATC, he spent over sixteen years in vocational ministry, including twelve years as the Associate Pastor of Grace Community Covenant Church. A native of Phoenix, AZ, Brian studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in the aerospace industry before answering the call to ministry. Brian holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley, and a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Besides being an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, he plays jazz, loves running, and tinkers with his ’67 Mustang when he has spare time.

Board of Directors

 

Betty Ann Boeving Hagenau

Ruby Jacques

Eric Venable

Kevin Dare

Jeremiah Chan

Clara Reese

Edwin Tan

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.