Grand Island Area Coalition on Trafficking

GI-ACT was formed in 2018, comprised of law enforcement, non-profit organizations, educators, community volunteers, and churches. We meet bi-monthly to discuss and plan education and events to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in the Heartland.



  • Data & Advocacy
  • Education & Awareness
  • Labor Trafficking

Committee Roles

  • Chair: Valerie Roth
  • Co-Chair: Sarah Griess
  • Treasurer: Becky Fausett
  • Data & Advocacy Chair: Amy Bennett
  • Education & Awareness Chair: Allie Trautman
  • Labor Trafficking Chair: Kimberly Fonseca
  • Leadership Team: All those listed above, plus: Amber Smith, Jessica Hoback, Randy See, Susie Hageman, Teshawna Sawyer, Theresa Arnett Nickolaus

To contact the committee, please email


Next General Meetings:

Current goals:  

  • Connect schools to education from Set Me Free Project
  • Provide training to all area hotels & motels
  • Create awareness of the current issues surrounding Human Trafficking



  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • Human Trafficking Specialist in the Grand Island Area: 
  • Office: 308-382-4855
  • Cell: 308-218-8151


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