TOP Black

Board Of Directors

ERASE Child Trafficking is fortunate to have an exceptional team of individuals to serve on their Board of Directors. Each member brings a level of experience and expertise needed to fulfill the mission of eradicating child sex trafficking in this nation and beyond.

Steven C. Resnick

Steve is the Board Chair of ERASE Child Trafficking. Throughout Steve’s 27 years of experience in the services industry, he served as Strategic Programs Leader while developing and guiding a diverse portfolio of domestic and international clients throughout the US and Latin America. Steve’s prior roles include VP/Group CFO, Director of Business Operations, and other various leadership positions of increasing responsibility.

Catherine Marinis-Yaqub

Catherine is the Board Vice Chair of ERASE Child Trafficking. Catherine has over 15 years of governance and risk management experience, having spent her career in both private industry and the U.S. Federal Government. Catherine’s prior roles include providing Fortune 500 companies with holistic security services, intellectual asset protection, and due diligence services while working at various consulting firms to include Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Corporate Intelligence and Anti-Corruption Practice.

Sandra Sparks

Sandra is the Director of Communications & Community Outreach. Sandra has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare as both an administrator and media consultant. Over the past 7 years, Sandra worked in the Music industry with focus on PR and project management while transitioning into her role with ERASE. Sandra leads ERASE’s public relations efforts, media partnerships, online presence and strategic community outreach.

Dr. Dan Altier

Dr. Altier is the Director of Organizational Development for a nationally recognized construction company, where he is building the corporation’s first integrative corporate leadership development program. Previously Dr. Altier spent over 20 years in the mental health field, working with adults and adolescents. He also spent years as a staff psychologist at a Midwestern medical center, where he instructed and supervised doctoral psychology interns. As a fully licensed psychologist, he has maintained a private practice focused on adjustment, affective and occupational disorders. In addition to his psychology practice, Dan provides consulting services to organizations in the areas of leadership development, organizational change and occupational stress.

Dan is known for having provided critical incident debriefing and occupational stress treatment to Detroit’s two largest police departments. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences on behavioral medicine and occupational stress issues, and has been published on topics related to adolescent high risk-taking behavior. Dan received his doctorate in Psychology from Wayne State University and his MBA from Oakland University. He advises ERASE on its life reclamation programs.

Ryan A. Bell – Advisory Board

Ryan is a connector & tech lover in Live Video and Virtual Reality (VR). His speaking engagements range from CES to VidCon, and topics range from VR screenwriting and app content creation to philanthropy and community. As Head of Studio at VRScout, Ryan builds programming, develops strategy and connects Hollywood to disruptive media. As Founder of Summit.Live, the world’s largest conference centered around non-traditional media, his team bridges entertainment and technology with the mentality of bringing the world together to innovate, connect and educate. He has been recognized by The Presidential Office for his volunteer work with Special Olympics and youth mentoring programs. Ryan offers his innovative advice and assistance to help build public awareness of  ERASE’s mission and goals.

Dipak M. Patel – Advisory Board

Dipak is Co-Founder & CEO of Zeality, Inc. – A social engagement & media delivery platform for 360 and virtual reality content. Spanning three decades in Silicon Valley, he’s known for being an innovative and high-energy executive who empowers boundary-breaking companies and helps them become industry leaders. He was most recently chartered to lead a transformation of G-Technology, a leader in storage solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry, by re-inventing fundamental operating and go-to market models as well as driving a culture of innovation and disruption.

Dipak is also the Founder & Managing Director of BIG Visioneering – an innovation consultancy which helps large multi-national technology companies chart new disruptive growth initiatives, Mentor at Wearable World – a media and innovation platform that connects businesses to the social fabric of the IoT and Wearable Things industry, and Advisor for DataRPM – a next generation intelligence and analytics platform for big data solutions.

“There are two distinct functions in Visioneering: Imagination & Invention. Before anyone can “invent” the future, they need to “imagine” it”. – Dipak M. Patel