Our Board of Directors, advisory board, and volunteers reflect our model. We value the expertise each member of the team brings to the table from their professional life, personal experiences, talents, and passions. Together, we are stronger, more efficient, and capable of accomplishing more.

Chief Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.

Co-founder, Board Member

Phil Crowell began his law enforcement career in 1986 during his service as a military police officer in the U.S. Army. He joined the Auburn Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 1993. He was promoted through the ranks and in 2006 was appointed Chief of Police.

Chief Crowell is the past President of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. He is actively involved in fighting human trafficking through initiatives both locally and internationally. Phil serves as a board member for the Foundation for Hope and Grace. He is a Co-Founder of the Not Here Justice in Action Network and a member of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maine.

Bill Legere

Co-founder, Board Member

Bill is a native of Maine who has lived here his entire life.  Bill graduated from University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and earned his Master’s Degree from Simmons College in Boston. He works in the Emergency Department at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he has encountered victims of human trafficking.

Bill is the President of the Foundation for Hope & Grace, a non-profit that he and his wife, Teresa, began to help reduce vulnerabilities of orphans, after the death of their adopted daughter, Grace, in 2008.  This global work led Bill to realize that children everywhere, not just orphans, are vulnerable and need our help.  He helped to mobilize and organize many local leaders in 2011 to form the Not Here Justice in Action Network.

 

Jason Landry

President, Board Member

Jason is a life-long resident of the Lewiston/Auburn area in Maine.  He has a heart for third world needs and has traveled and served the needs of orphans.  His heart’s desire is to bring a global awareness of human trafficking in whatever capacity God would have him serve.  He resides in Lewiston with his wife and two daughters.

David Wolfe

Director of Project TLC, Board Member

David is a graduate of Gordon College, where he received a BA in Business Management. David and his wife Sarah run Four Loves Farm in the Augusta area, an innovative market farm, committed to social justice. As the Director of Project TLC (Transitional Living Centers), David is committed to multifaceted aftercare programs serving human trafficking victims.

Cathy Stevens

Director of Footprints USA, Board Member

Cathy is a resident of Lewiston, Maine. She was involved with the Foundation for Hope and Grace for several years before joining the Board. Cathy is currently an employee at Bates College where she has been working for the past year. Cathy brings 22 years of valuable nonprofit experience to our board from her prior employment with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, a Maine based nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger in Maine. Cathy is a member of East Auburn Baptist Church where she facilitates a weekly group for single Moms.

Jennifer Morin

Director of Not Here Justice in Action Network, Board Member

Jennifer is a resident of Portland, Maine. She became involved with the Not Here Justice in Action Network after looking for a local organization involved in eradicating human trafficking. Jennifer is passionate about raising awareness and rallying communities to get involved with local initiatives working to eradicate human trafficking, provide aftercare, protect the vulnerable, and stand for justice.