Andrea Powell is the founding President of Karana Rising, a nonprofit and social enterprise venture headquartered in Washington D.C. that supports youth survivors of human trafficking in reaching their fullest potential as individuals and young professionals. Ms. Powell is Karana Rising’s chief liaison to the D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force where she co-chairs the training and outreach committee.
Prior to founding Karana Rising, Andrea was the founding executive director of FAIR Girls, a nonprofit that serves young women survivors of human trafficking. In 2014, Andrea led the FAIR Girls’ team to create and open the only safe home for young survivors of human trafficking in the nation’s capital area. Andrea has led crisis response teams where she assisted law enforcement and other front-line responders in finding and recovering survivors of human trafficking who were later offered safety and supportive services. Additionally, she developed and led training for local and federal frontline responders, including the FBI, child welfare agencies, schools, and U.S. Marshalls, on how to best identify and serve survivors of human trafficking. In 2008, Andrea was the co-investigator for a Department of Justice funded study on the pathways of American youth into sex trafficking. She received her Masters of European Union Law at the Center for European Integration Studies from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany and Bachelor of Arts and Science in International Relations and Geography from Texas State University. Andrea’s writing has been published in the New York Times, CNN, PBS, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, MSNBC, NBC THINX, Thompson Reuters, FAIR Observer, and the Washington Post. She also sits on the board of Unitas and is a private consultant for Freedom Fwd and Just Ask Prevention.
Lee F. Satterfield is the former Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In 1992, he was appointed and sworn in as an Associate Judge of Superior Court. During his 16 years as an Associate Judge, he served as the Presiding Judge of the Court’s Domestic Violence Division, and its Family Court. He served 8 years as the Chief Judge before being appointed in March 2017 to his current position as a Senior Judge. He is a childhood cancer survivor, stroke survivor, and heart transplant recipient. He is a public speaker and the author of the book, Courageous Warriors, Overcoming Obstacles to Inspire and Lead. He was born and raised in the District of Columbia where he currently resides.
Selin Stone is a philanthropist, designer, and global ambassador for issues ranging from women’s rights and human trafficking. She is passionate about the empowerment of women and girls who have overcome trafficking and joined Karana Rising to assist in development and creative communications.
Mark Wang supports all aspects of financial management as a board member of Karana Rising. His primary areas of focus are budgeting and cash management to ensure operational continuity. He has been working with Andrea on and off for nearly 10 years in various similar capacities. Mark works as a Turnaround Manager for Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Services. He has over 15 years of experience financial planning and analysis and operations strategy. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his beautiful wife Lily and rambunctious toddler son Elliot. When not working, they spend most of their days enjoying their surrounding neighborhoods and parks.