Board of Directors
We are a collaborative of agencies and people who bring human trafficking issues into focus through education, advocacy and support.
President: Celia McIntosh, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CCRN, CEN, SCRN, CNRN (2018 - 2020)
Secretary: Janelle Snow (2018 - 2020)
Treasurer: Marilyn Rosen (2019 - 2021)
Communications Strategist: Melanie Blow (2018 - 2020)
Member without portfolio: Jessica Langer (2019 - 2021)
Melanie Blow is the Chief Operations Officer for the Stop Abuse Campaign, a national organization that prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences through public education and public policy. As a member of RRCAHT's steering committee, and uses her experience to help RRCAHT manage its media and communications goals. Melanie also sits on the Trauma Informed Community Initiative of Western NY, the Downstate Crime Victims Coalition (the only member west of the Hudson) and is a member of the public policy committee of the Association of Professionals Against Child Abuse.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University at Albany. Her interests include human trafficking, the school to prison pipeline, and cross-national criminology. She has been a member of Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RRCAHT) since 2018.
Dr. Celia McIntosh is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who completed her Masters and Doctorate degrees (DNP) at the St. John Fisher College; she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College at Brockport State University of NY and her Associate of Applied Science in nursing from Monroe community College (MCC). Dr. McIntosh specialty areas include neurology. Her interest includes health policy, advocacy, human trafficking, psychological trauma, and child sexual assault. She joined the Rochester Regional Coalition against Human Trafficking Coalition (RRCAHT) in 2014 in an effort to bridge her love for nursing, law and advocacy. As a member of the coalition she worked on the visibility subcommittee. She has been the current chair of RRCAHT since June 2016. Dr. McIntosh is passionate about increasing awareness about human trafficking, ending human trafficking and becoming a voice for policy and social change in the fight against human trafficking.
Marilyn is a Founding member of RRCAHT and served as membership chair. She is also a volunteer for the Rochester Chapter of Hadassah, Temple Sinai, Wilmot Cancer Center, Planned Parenthood, St. Joe's Neighborhood Center, School 45, the MUCCC, and CURB (Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton). Marilyn is a story-teller.
Janelle is a Workforce Coordinator at the Center for Youth, assisting disconnected youth ages 17-24 who are experiencing barriers to employment and education. She began gaining experience in direct service through Rochester AmeriCorps (’08-’09) and remains committed to making Rochester a safe and healthy community that allows everyone to thrive. She also serves as co-chair for Youth Services Quality Council and volunteers her time to as many places as her schedule allows. Her interest in the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking stems from the work she does at the Center for Youth, working with young people who are identified to be at risk or victims of trafficking. She remains committed to increasing awareness about human trafficking and advocating for the people of her community. She currently serves as the Secretary for RRCAHT, after joining in May 2018.