Tiffany founded Survivor Ventures in 2018 and has been involved in Counter Human Trafficking initiatives for over a decade. As a Department of Defense Intelligence Analyst, Tiffany served on anti-trafficking task forces in Embassies throughout Africa and Europe. More recently, Tiffany helped stand up the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force, in which she was responsible for the design and supervision of human trafficking victim services to include screening, intake, safe house operations and trauma-informed service delivery of mental health counseling, case management, victim advocacy and vocational training.
Tiffany has a M.A. in Peace Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from the American Military University, a post-graduate degree in Gender and Transformation from the University of Cape Town's African Gender Institute and a B.A. from Ohio University in African Affairs.
Kelly (Fischer) Vanderkam joined Survivor Ventures as a founding member in 2018. A graphic designer, senior producer and project manager by trade, Kelly brings 10+ years of professional experience with her and is focused on developing the marketing and promotional strategy with experience and integrity.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Graphic Design from Longwood University and is a proud military brat but has called Virginia home for the past 10 years.
James has 40 years of extensive experience in bank operations, compliance and lending. He chaired the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Security Committee and is a 2010 graduate of the FBI- Norfolk’s Citizens Academy.
He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Community Reinvestment Coalition of Virginia; serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteer Hampton Roads, the ABBA List – Chesapeake, and the Board Steering Committee of Bank On Hampton Roads Financial Literacy. James also serves on the Hampton Roads Workforce Council’s Business and Workforce Service Committee. James is also a “coach” for Bank On Hampton Roads, coaching and counseling multiple individuals about budgeting, savings, and meeting their financial goals.
He is the Vice President and Community Development Officer for Dollar Bank’s Virginia market, with the responsibility of helping develop community relationships and partnerships with non-profit and charitable organizations in the Hampton Roads area.
Michelle Ellis Young is the newly selected Executive Director of the American Red Cross – Coastal Virginia where she ensures visibility, accountability and responsibility for the organization’s mission.
Equipped with years of experience in higher education, community engagement, retail and HR, she brings a unique and well-balanced perspective to her role. Described as a connector of people and resources, Michelle is passionate about service and the development of people and helping them to actualize their passion and purpose.
A proud native of New Orleans, LA, Michelle is an alumnus of U. of Houston, Hampton University and West Virginia University.
Working at Cox Communications over the past eleven years, Brandon enjoys being a part of keeping our communities connected. In addition, previously serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines, he gained experience on the affects of human trafficking on the global community.
Frank is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse based in Raleigh, NC and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Equity Capital Markets group. Frank also heads the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group in Raleigh.
He graduated from Babson College in 2000, joined Credit Suisse in 2004 and is a founding member of Survivor Ventures.
Kimberlyn P. Barr has a Master of Business Administration degree and brings over 9 years' of work experience providing care and supports to victims of sexual assault in the public sector as well as government.
She has been employed with non-profit agencies in South Carolina, Sasebo, Japan, and Norfolk, VA providing care and support for victims of Sexual Assault.
Currently a Team Leader at Hope House, Amber brings over 10 years’ experience in the field of Human Services. She has supported people who have been affected by homelessness, mental health, addiction, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
A survivor of human trafficking, Amber provides survivor input to our organization at the policy and leadership level. In her spare time, Amber co-facilitates a 12 step recovery group and enjoys spending time with her son, Orion.
Carla is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Urban Affairs. Her financial career spans over 30 years to include retail and mortgage lending as well as Community Development.
While serving as a Homeownership Counselor for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity, a passion was ignited for moving families from Public Housing to Homeownership through training and financial coaching. Currently serves as a Community Manager for The Percolator Co Working Space in Norfolk Va. and a community link between the community and a range of local partners.