Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN
Sandra Morgan is recognized globally for her expertise on combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. She began her anti-trafficking work in Athens, Greece where she served on the Board of the Athens International Nurses Association. She has also served as the Administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) before returning full-time to Vanguard in order to extend global impact and build capacity for research, education and advocacy directly related to the exploitation of women and children. She partners with the University of Duhok, Iraq to build capacity for women’s equalityand provide resources for community and law enforcement training in the region. Findings from two GCWJ summits addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of minors have been presented to OC Grand Jury and the OC Juvenile Justice Commissioners as well as international conferences. Her expertise on community engagement draws together healthcare providers, juvenile justice practitioners, K-12 educators, business people, university leaders, FBO and CBO leaders, service organizations and law enforcement was recognized by HHS Rescue and Restore Campaign as a National WebEx Training presenter for “Community Engagement (2011). For three years she has produced the bimonthly “Ending Human Trafficking” podcast which was recognized by The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, Dept. of Health and Human Services as a great way to “get up to speed on human trafficking.” As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking. As a member of the Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) Steering Committee she serves as the University Network Chair as well as serving on Foreign Affairs Chair Congressman Ed Royce’s Anti Human Trafficking Advisory Committee.
Brittany Skiles, BA
Brittany Skiles is the Administrative Assistant at The Global Center for Women and Justice.
Brittany grew up in Modesto, California and went to Modesto Junior College out of high school. She moved to Southern California to transfer to Vanguard University to complete her degree in Sociology. In her first semester of attending Vanguard, she declared a Women’s Studies Minor and started taking classes under Dr. Sandra Morgan, Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice. Her focus of interest in college were women in the workplace and human trafficking. As a student, Brittany joined the Live2free club which educates young people about human trafficking and how to take an active role as a consumer to minimize demand for slave labor. She led the club as Student President for one year and then continued to work as a student worker for GCWJ. Brittany earned her Bachelors from Vanguard University in December 2015, as a member of the National Sociological Honors Society, Alpha Kappa Delta. She began working as a temp for the Global Center in January 2016 and was hired full time as the Administrative Assistant in March 2016. Brittany is recently married and plans to continue living in Orange County to pursue a career in the anti-trafficking field.