Please join us on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. for our monthly Breakfast & Learn. Each attendee will have an opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast with networking and then hear from all our speakers on the important and growing topic of "Human Trafficking".
Listen in as our panel of experts in their fields of expertise discuss how Florida tops the list for the highest rates of human trafficking cases. Joining us will be Jan Edwards, Founder, CEO and Board Chair - Paving the Way Foundations, Tina Kandolph, Co Founder & President - Love Missions, Sheriff John W. Mina, Orange County Sheriff's Office, and Lisa Haba, Partner - The Haba Law Firm.
We thank our Presenting Series Sponsor, The Orlando Law Group and our Series Sponsor, AdventHealth Apopka. We hope to see each of you there.
Learn More About Our Panelists
Jan Edwards, Founder, CEO and Board Chair - Paving the Way Foundations
About Jan Edwards
Jan Edwards is President of Paving the Way Foundation, an organization that is committed to empowering communities to be a fierce disruption in the cycle of child trafficking around the globe. This is accomplished through educational and training programs that to break the cycle. Jan spent over 25 years as an executive in sales and marketing working with organizations like Time Warner, Bright House, the United Nations and other international groups, before taking on the worldwide initiative to prevent children. Paving the Way has educated over 14,000 youth and adults the past 3 years. Ms. Edwards has been featured on NBC, multiple podcasts and iHeart Radio as an influencer on prevention education was awarded Orlando Magazines Women of The Year and Women on the Rise Community Impact Leader 2019 and American Haitian Art Network 2020 Community Advocate for her organizations work.
Jan is the writer, co-director and producer of the award-winning film, Trapped in the Trade, which was featured on CNN.
Tina Kandolph, Co Founder & President - Love Missions
About Tina Kandolph
Tina Kadolph is the Co-founder and President of Love Missions Global, a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated The Abolishment of Modern day Slavery Globally.
She is an entrepreneur and co- owner of Palate Coffee Brewery and Palate Bubs and Ice cream in Sanford.
Tina has a safe house for little girls brought out of the sex trade in South America as well as a Life Center for survivors here in Florida. Teaching life skills for survivors success in life.
She has traveled across the United States and internationally using her story to teach the basics of Human Trafficking with an emphasis on prevention.
She has been trained in suicide prevention as well being certified as a Life Recovery Trauma specialist and working on her mental health coaching certification.
Tina was nominated Hero of the year by Spectrum TV.
She was interviewed by CNN as an influencer, encourager and inspiration.
Tina's goal in life is to use her pain to protect, educate and prevent human trafficking so others never have to go through what she has.
Sheriff John W. Mina, Orange County Sheriff's Office
About Sheriff John W. Mina
Sheriff John W. Mina has dedicated his life to public safety. He spent nearly 28 years with the Orlando Police Department, where he rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014.
In November 2018, Orange County voters chose Mina as the 29th elected Sheriff. He has lived in Orange County for 30 years and cares deeply about this community.
Sheriff Mina’s law enforcement career has been built on strong leadership by example and the ability to effect positive change.
As Sheriff, his priorities are to make Orange County an ever better and safer place to live, work and visit, build greater connections and trust throughout the community and ensure that Deputies have the best training and equipment available so they can be safe while protecting others.
Community engagement, trust and transparency have been the hallmarks of Sheriff Mina’s leadership style and he is a trusted face of law enforcement in Central Florida.
Sheriff Mina has testified before the United States Congress and spoken at the White House on law enforcement matters.
Sheriff Mina is a member of the Major County Sheriff’s Association, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida SWAT Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
Sheriff Mina also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Central Florida Crimeline, The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, YMCA Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Operation American Dream, and the Camaraderie Foundation.
Prior to entering law enforcement, Sheriff Mina proudly served his country as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College.
Sheriff Mina has completed the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and is a graduate of the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Sheriff Mina and his wife Tracie have two adult sons, Chase and Nicholas.
Lisa Haba, Partner - The Haba Law Firm
About Lisa Haba
Lisa Haba is an attorney in Central Florida that has spent her career working to eradicate human trafficking, sex crimes, and crimes against children from society.
Mrs. Haba works for The Haba Law Firm, located in the Central Florida / Orlando area. In this capacity, she provides legal services to human trafficking and sexual abuse survivors, to include civil lawsuits, expungements of criminal records, and criminal defense. Notably, Mrs. Haba is one of the lead attorneys on the ongoing class action lawsuit against billionaire fashion mogul, Jane Doe Nos. 1-57 v. Peter Nygard, for allegations of international human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children, as well as the nationally recognized case of John Does 1 & 2 v. Twitter, for allegations of Twitter’s facilitation of sex trafficking and CSAM material on its platform.
Previously, she served as an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County, where she prosecuted human trafficking, sex crimes, child abuse, homicides, violent felonies, and career criminals. Mrs. Haba tried the first human trafficking trial to occur in Seminole County, FL and won, securing justice for the victim and a lengthy prison sentence for the trafficker.
Mrs. Haba serves as the co-chair to the Seminole County Human Trafficking Task Force, is on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Central Florida, and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Haba has received several awards for her legal advocacy. Most notably, she was honored with the award of 2017 Prosecutor of the Year for the State of Florida from Attorney General Pam Bondi for Human Trafficking prosecution and victim advocacy.