Fresh Start Healing Heart offers free human trafficking seminar

The low country area is happy to announce a FREE Advanced Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement of all teams, Service Providers, Medical Professionals and Prosecutors. Our speakers are bringing years of experience in their fields and back ground working with HT Survivors as well as Traffickers.

We know there is a wealth of information for you to benefit from. This power packed day will give great insight to working cases, investigation, prosecution, recognizing survivors and providing the care they need a long with Q & A.

When
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
9:00 am-3:30pm

Guest Speakers :

Shannon Piller

Investigator/Task Force Officer

Greenville County Sheriff's Office-Dept. of Homeland Security-Office of Investigations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Inv. Piller has served as a law enforcement officer and government contractor for approximately 18 years. Inv. Piller has served as a law enforcement officer with the Greer City Police Department (GPD), the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office (GCSO). While serving with the GCSO, Inv. Piller has served in the following units: Uniformed Patrol, Directed Patrol Unit (DPU), Auto Theft Unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), and the Vice/Narcotics Unit. Inv. Piller also deployed to Iraq as an International Police Advisor during Operation Iraqi Freedom while employed with DynCorp International. While deployed overseas, Inv. Piller worked closely with members of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) SEAL Team One, the US Army 10th Special Forces Group (10th SFG), and the US Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force while training and leading an Iraqi Police Special Response Unit (SRU). Inv. Piller is currently serving as a GCSO SWAT Asst. Team Leader and Task Force Officer (TFO) with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Inv. Piller's duties as an HSI TFO involve the targeting of international narcotics smuggling and human trafficking organizations through long-term investigations. Inv. Piller currently holds numerous certifications in the areas of advanced SWAT tactics, maritime tactical operations, chemical munitions WMD incident response, clandestine methamphetamine lab and suspected lab response and Advanced Human Trafficking/Smuggling.

Sheila Roemeling
Founder/ Executive Director Fresh Start Healing Heart
Professional Experience: over 20 years working with others in improving their lives through case management, public speaking and one on one support. For the past 3 years she has spent using these skills with survivors of human trafficking. As a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence Sheila knows many of the personal struggles and pains that survivors are working through which gives her an edge on connecting with them. She has a deep passion to see survivors thrive. Her daily contact with survivors allows her to watch the changes they are going through and help others to understand.

Kinli Bare Abee 

Professional Experience: 

Kinli Abee has been an Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina since 2013 and currently serves as the managing prosecutor of special victim cases, focusing on child sexual assaults and human trafficking. In October of 2015, she secured the first human trafficking conviction in the history of the state of South Carolina.

Kinli is a 2008 graduate of Wofford College where she graduated with degrees in Government and Philosophy. She attended the Charlotte School of Law where she graduated in 2011 with pro bono honors. While at Charlotte Law, she was the chair of the Pro Bono Custody and Divorce Clinic, a semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition and won the title of "Best Oral Advocate" at the William Daniel National Mock Trial Competition.

 

Kinli is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and began her career at the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office where she prosecuted general crimes and crimes against children. She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division, the South Carolina Drug Endangered Children's Task Force, The Silent Tears Task Force, and a recipient of the Palmetto Center for Women Honors in Government and Law Enforcement. In 2016, she was a co-recipient of the title, "Prosecutor of the Year" from the Carolinas Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. In her spare time, she coaches the W.A. Perry Middle School Mock Trial Team and the USC School of Law Mock Trial team with her husband, Matt, taking the team to nationals for the first time in school history.

Kat's bio

Professional Experience:

 Gifted in compassion and a holy discontent for injustice collide in her calling to SWITCH. Kat has experience with Victim Advocacy and Ministry environments and has learned how relationship can fuel productivity. She has served with Julie Valentine as a victim advocate to help empower victims/survivors of sexual assault and/or child sexual abuse in re-establishing control of their lives. She's expectant to have dreams come to fulfillment and grateful to serve alongside the people of SWITCH to fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Neely Wright, RN, BSN, CEN, SANE

Neely is an emergency nurse at Spartanburg Medical Center, serving since 2011. She has extensive training as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), and has been an active member of the Forensic Nursing Team at SMC since 2014. In addition to sexual assault, Neely has training in the areas of child abuse and maltreatment, domestic/intimate partner violence, and human trafficking. She works closely with law enforcement, solicitors, victim's advocates, and DSS on such cases.

During her time as a SANE, Neely has interacted with several victims and potential victims of human trafficking. Through these encounters she has become passionate about brining awareness of human trafficking to the community and other healthcare providers.

Neely is an active participant in two multidisciplinary Human Trafficking Task Forces, targeting the Upstate and the entire state of South Carolina. She has attended numerous trainings regarding forensic nursing and human trafficking and enjoys educating others on these topics.

Each of us can learn from all of us. We look forward to your support of these great speakers coming out to share what they have learned. Please spread the word and share this invite with as many as you can. We know our email list is not complete and we certainly do not want to have anyone miss this great opportunity for this reason. Thank you for being part of this team.    

 

 

 

 

Seating is limited.
Please RSVP at the link or by emailing healingheartstart@gmail.com
RSVP by May 21st
for further inquiries call 843-338-8896

 

Thank you for making a difference!

 

Sincerely,

 

Fresh Start Healing Heart

Fresh Start Healing Heart

healingheartstart@gmail.com

843-338-8896