President, CEO and Founder
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.
In addition to Survivor Ventures, Tiffany is owner of Chelsea Consulting Group, a grant writing firm that hires and trains survivors of trafficking to be grant writers and Development Directors.
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.
Survivors to Entrepreneurs Program Director - VA
Olivia works with trafficking survivors to meet their unique personal and professional goals while maintaining a productive and efficient work environment for SV small business partners. Founder and CEO of Surviving Change, Olivia has a decade of entrepreneurial experience in small business management and customer service positions, as well as informally during her victimization.
Olivia is a human trafficking survivor who is no stranger to the systemic barriers that stand in the way of recovery. She was arrested on many occasions for crimes connected to her victimization. Both during and after her release from jail, Olivia worked with local, state and federal authorities to prosecute her traffickers. In her free time, she continues to bravely advocate for criminal record relief for Virginia-based trafficking survivors.
She holds a degree from Cape Cod Community College and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Housing Program Director - VA
Founder and CEO of Dreams are Possible, LLC, Heather is experienced in nonprofit management, victim advocacy and entrepreneurialism. Previously a Grant Coordinator for Chelsea Consulting Group, she has helped nonprofit leaders research, write and win grants.
A survivor of human trafficking and a graduate of Survivors to Entrepreneurs, Heather is a fierce advocate for survivors, especially focused on empowerment of the LGBTQ community. Daily, Heather matches community-minded landlords with program participants to create safe, affordable, long-term and independent housing situations for them and their children.
A mother of two teenage boys, Heather enjoys long walks on the beach, cooking, dancing and travelling. She holds certifications in Grant Writing, Quickbooks, Social Media Marketing and Financial Investment.
Housing Program Director - DE
Gwanda brings over 15 years experience in the field of human trafficking. Previously an office manager at Whitestone Family Counseling she has supported survivors affected by homelessness, mental health, addiction, domestic violence and loss of parental rights.
A proud mother and grandmother, Gwanda holds certificates in Communication and Medical Coding and Billing from Virginia Wesleyan University and opening a business in Medical Coding and Billing.
JOSEPHENA WINFIELD, LCSW-S
Chief Operating Officer
Mental Health Director
With over seven years of experiencing providing trauma-informed care, Josephena is a direct service-focused social worker with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged populations, including at-risk youth and survivors of trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault. Most recently, Josephena served as Program Manger for a group home, providing direct client care, assessments and skill building for consumers with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
An entrepreneur in her own right, Josephena is founder and CEO of Life in Color LLC, providing individualized consulting and training to companies, assisting them to achieve growth and success through consistent implementation of quality assurance plans.
Currently a supervisee in social work, Josephena holds a Master of Social Work from Walden University. In her free time, Josephena enjoys traveling, concerts and spending time with her family.
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Program Director - DE
Every day at Survivor Ventures, Jenny helps our participants achieve their dreams! Before her work connecting awesome people to awesome jobs, she achieved record breaking results for Habitat for Humanity, doubling revenue for her portfolio.
A survivor of labor and sex trafficking, Jenny has engaged with - and successfully completed - 20 programs along her path to freedom. With Survivor Ventures, Jenny has found a permanent off-ramp where she can achieve her own dream: breaking the cycle of generational trafficking within her own family and others.
Mother to two children and three grandchildren, Jenny spends her free time hanging out with her fiance and family and working on her memoir/self-help questionnaire book.