Dan DeSaegher Executive Director
Susan Munsey Director of Programs
Dan DeSaegher is our Executive Director, joining the GenerateHope team in December 2016. Dan leads a strategic growth plan to sustainably increase our capacity to serve more sex trafficking survivors with long-term housing, specialized trauma care, and education/vocational programs to ensure a healthy re-entry into the community. After graduating with honors in Economics from Westmont College, Dan lived in Sweden as a baseball player/coach before returning to hometown San Diego. His local Fortune 500 career spanned 26 years, including 17 years at Qualcomm in a variety of business roles. In 2010, Dan's transition to non-profit development was driven by a life-long passion to change lives. Like many, Dan admits to shock when made aware of the ugly truth of the sophisticated trafficking of America's teens. While assisting with anti-trafficking initiatives at PLNU, Dan felt a deep calling to help break the cycle, specifically focused on the healing and restoration of trafficking survivors. Dan is married to his best friend Nichole, and their first joy is raising four incredible kids.
Susan Munsey founded GenerateHope in 2008 and is the Director of Programs, developing innovative programs for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex trafficking. She is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating our community about this issue. Susan sits on The San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council and co-chairs the HT/CSEC Service Provider Committee. Susan has a Masters degree in social work from Smith College in Massachusetts and is licensed in California as a clinical social worker. She has 25 years of clinical experience in the community, in hospital settings, and in private practice. She loves her beautiful daughter, adorable grandsons and her troublesome Basset Hound.
Mary Kilmer is a San Diego transplant from Atlanta, Georgia and is currently the Case Manager at GenerateHope. She has a B.S. in Community Health and a certification in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about victim services, advocacy, and empowerment for survivors of sex trafficking. While finishing her undergraduate degree back in Georgia, she had the opportunity to intern with an organization called BeLoved Atlanta which is the only long-term residential home and program for adult women affected by sexual exploitation in Atlanta. During her time at BeLoved, she learned the depth of trauma that trafficking survivors have experienced, the complexity of their needs, and how important comprehensive programs truly are in their healing process. When she came to San Diego, she knew she wanted to continue being a part of fighting this issue and found GenerateHope. Since joining the team this year, her greatest desire is to cheer survivors on towards success and celebrate the women they were always meant to be!
Deborah Shipley Head Instructor
Deborah Shipley is the current Program Instructor at GenerateHope. Deborah has a B.S. in both Sociology and Church Music from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. After college Deborah began working for a residential group home organization in Orange County, CA, and earned her multiple-subject teaching credential from Concordia University in Irvine, CA. In 2002, Deborah earned her Masters in Teaching from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, focusing on middle school mathematics. After 15 years in the public school arena, teaching both mainstream and remedial classes, Deborah took a few years off to be a stay-at-home mom to her adopted and biological children. She now resides in San Diego with her five children and their one dog, three fish and two hamsters. Deborah is thrilled to have returned to the teaching profession as part of such an exceptional ministry.
Kimberly Hariman House Mom
Kimberly Hariman is a San Diego native and attended Point Loma Nazarene University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development, minoring in Pre-Therapeutic Psychology. After returning from a missions trip to Bangladesh in 2014, Kimberly was called to serve in the anti-trafficking field, specifically with survivors of sex trafficking in San Diego. She then began volunteering with anti-trafficking organizations like the Hidden Treasures Foundation in San Diego and Seeds of Hope Homes in Costa Rica. In 2015, Kimberly lived in the Netherlands for three months interning for The Lighthouse YWAM Amsterdam, a ministry that reaches out to the people that work in and visit Amsterdam’s Red Light Districts. Kimberly is passionate about abolishing human trafficking in her city and around the globe. She desires to empower individuals in having a flourishing life and encourages others to develop their gifts and strengths in order to reach their dreams. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys doing missions work, spending time at the beach, and going country swing dancing.
Izzy Carkhuff House Mom
Izzy Carkhuff is a native of California and retired from nursing in 2013. She has one daughter and two granddaughters. She was a grandma nanny to her granddaughters for ten years until her daughter retired from the military in April of this year. Izzy has been involved with missions in one form or another for many years. She answered a want ad in her church bulletin asking for a house mom at GenerateHope. Through much prayer and seeking Godly council, Izzy applied for the position and was hired. Her plan is to make a
Derek Floyd joined GenerateHope as its Grant Writer in January of 2015. He holds a Bachelors of Music from The Juilliard School, where he also served for seven years on Juilliard’s administration as Business Manager of the Production Department. In January 2014, he earned a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from USD, where he led several team consulting projects, including: a successful advocacy and lobbying campaign resulting in Governor Brown signing a child advocacy bill into law; grant writing and public relations projects for domestic violence victims served by Dress for Success San Diego; and a capital and endowment campaign feasibility study for The Water Conservation Garden. He has also managed $1.25 million in Department of Justice grants for a local nonprofit providing mental health and wellness for Internet Crimes Against Children task forces conducting child pornography investigations nationally. “Traumatic childhood life experiences propelled me on a journey of healing and profound desire to help others heal. I thrive when helping nonprofits use the written word to connect supporters and investors to the life experiences of those they serve.” In addition to GenerateHope, he is also a grant writer for The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.
Terry was born in Zimbabwe, a country that attained statehood through a bloody civil war in the 1970s. During that conflict, Terry studied medicine, attaining his MBChB degree (English equivalent of an MD) in 1983. He then went on to specialize in the field of cancer medicine, attaining specialist status in South Africa in 1990. Terry subsequently entered the pharmaceutical industry to pursue a career in cancer research and development. While living in the San Francisco area, Terry attended a seminar on Human Trafficking sponsored by Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. This experience stimulated his interest in Human Trafficking and he has looked for opportunities to make a difference in this field. “I’m humbled by the selfless dedication of the GenerateHope team. In a world that’s seemingly dominated by pain and suffering, their commitment to serve and heal reminds me of the eternal story of the Good Samaritan: How then can I pass on the other side of the road when I have the opportunity to be part of a greater good?”Terry is married to Cathy Rugg and they have two adult children. Among their passions is sailing and travel, and they love to combine these by sailing both in and to new places to explore different cultures.
Steven Cooper is the pastor of Harbor City Church (www.harborcity.church) and has been an integral part of GenerateHope since its inception. Harbor City Church has been involved in bringing hope and renewal to San Diego since 2000. Prior to becoming a pastor, Steven worked in business for ten years in technology sales to multi-national companies, and was part of two entrepreneurial, start-up companies. Steven lives in San Diego with his wife and four children. Steven is passionate about seeing people get the education, support, and community they need to make a fresh start. "Without hope the world decays. GenerateHope shows that with hope, anything is possible!"
Judge William McCurine
Judge McCurine was appointed a Federal Magistrate Judge for The Southern District of California in 2004. After more than 10 years of service, he retired from the bench where he handled all types of civil matters. Prior to the bench he was a civil trial attorney and represented both plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years. In both his civil practice and as a jurist, he has mediated over 1600 cases. Judge McCurine's educational history includes Dartmouth College, Oxford University and Harvard Law School. Judge McCurine has been the recipient of many honors including the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Award, as well as being listed in "The Best Trial Lawyers in America" and named one of the best trial lawyers in San Diego in San Diego Magazine. In his spare time, Judge McCurine enjoys theater and cinema, biblical studies and lecturing; he loves a wide variety of music and is a confirmed read-aholic.
Diane Kapusinski has been actively involved with ministry for over 20 years and is passionate about mercy and justice issues. Diane has served in many leadership roles in established churches and church plants over the last decade. Diane has also served in a citywide leadership role with the Harbor Network of churches ministering to pastor’s wives. She is currently the administrator and a board member for Baja Bound, a non-profit organization that builds homes for impoverished families in Mexico. Diane leads many teams of people to and from the border each year. Diane has been volunteering at Generate Hope for several years hosting birthday, holiday and dinner parties for the girls. She feels that an important part of the healing process includes being in a family context – sitting knee to knee, eating, talking and sharing life together. Diane is passionate about stories of redemption and seeing brokenness restored. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Russ, and their three children.
Bill Valleroy grew up the middle son of a family of 7 kids. His military family allowed him the experience of growing up in places like Okinawa, Wyoming, and Maryland. His family finally came to San Diego and called it home. Bill met his wife while they were both serving as leaders with a local Young Life chapter. While attending SDSU, he was asked to help work in his then, fiancé’s Escondido family business. Bill, his wife and their business have been striving to do God’s work for the last 33 years. They have two beautiful adult daughters and their cant-get-enough 4 year old grandson, Jude. Bill is a long time member of Emmanuel Faith Community Church, serving with the High School group, leading trips to India to serve the Dalit people, and holding a men’s small group Bible Study. He is an avid lover of water sports, snow skiing and mountain biking, earning his nickname ‘Big-Air-Bill’ . With a desire and a heart to serve those who may be vulnerable and exploited, the Lord has lead him to GenerateHope. His target is to live life to bring honor and glory to his savior Jesus Christ.