For a complete list of our Board of Directors, please contact us at [email protected]
Sandra is ERASE Child Trafficking’s Executive Director. Sandra has transitioned from her role as Director of Communications & Community Outreach. She currently leads several programs and is responsible for overall organization direction, advocacy and managing external relationships and collaborations. Sandra has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry which is where her passion for helping others began.
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 and Invention. Before anyone can “invent” the future, they need to “imagine” it”. – Dipak M. Patel
Karena Steir – Live Stream Community Specialist
Karena’s passion to raise awareness about Human Trafficking has found her in high heels on the route of multiple half marathons as well as covered in heavy duty tow chains, walking barefoot or blindfolded. She shares these journeys through Livestreaming to shed light on this epidemic that is stealing the lives of women and children. Karena volunteers with ERASE Child Trafficking as their Live Stream Community Specialist educating parents, teens, and young adults about child trafficking.