Meet the Team
Annie Rodriguez Executive Director Annie@GenerateHope.org
Susan Munsey, LCSW Founder & Director of Programs 2018 CNN HERO
Recovery Program Academic Instructor
Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Annie Rodriguez is a servant leader who joins GenerateHope after a lengthy career working at the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) in San Diego. While at NHA she worked her way up from Case Manager to Vice President of Early Childhood Development. Annie has over 25 years of experience working in non-profit organizations and 17 years of experience working in positions of leadership. She received a Master of Social Work in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2001 from San Diego State University. Early in her career she had the opportunity to serve as a therapist for foster youth who have been sexually exploited. Joining the GenerateHope Team was an answered prayer for Annie, who knew that God had a plan to use her to work with human trafficking survivors. Annie is a native San Diegan who is deeply invested in the community and demonstrates this through her passion for leading quality programs. She lives in Carlsbad with her husband and two sons. She and her family are long time members of Calvary Chapel Carlsbad, where Annie has been serving in the Children’s Ministry for over 13 years.
Susan Munsey, LCSW founded GenerateHope in 2008 and is 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 Program Specialist at GenerateHope. She has a B.S. in Community Health and certifications in both Nonprofit Management and Case Management for Victims of Human Trafficking. She is passionate about victim services, advocacy, and empowerment for survivors of sex trafficking. Before joining the GenerateHope team, Mary interned for a long-term residential recovery program called BeLoved Atlanta where 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. Since joining the team in 2016, her greatest desire is to cheer survivors on towards success and celebrate the women they were always meant to be!
Andreana McCall is a passionate educator with a bent towards social justice and equity. She values relationships and sets a priority on developing relationships within her educational space. She received a Master's in English with an emphasis in education from Grand Canyon University and also graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University in 2013 obtaining a Bachelor's degree in English for single subject teaching. She is a published author and has helped to develop curriculum for San Diego City Schools. She has worked as an educator in San Diego inner cities for the past seven years while also coaching young adults on work readiness and college entrance. Most of her teaching experience has been with the underserved communities of San Diego as well as turnaround youth. She has also worked substantially with linguistically diverse populations having taught English Language Development to San Diego's refugee populations. Being a single mother and a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps has shown her that she is stronger than even she believed herself to be.
Rachel Devine started as a volunteer and intern at GenerateHope before coming on staff as Development Coordinator. She is a Southern California native and attended Point Loma Nazarene University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in International Studies. Rachel loves to travel and has been to 14 countries to date. She has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking for 7 years now, and has traveled around the world working with different non-profit organizations. She traveled to Ethiopia in 2012 where she taught classes in a safe house for survivors. During college, she lived in Nepal for 6 months and published an independent research project about the anti-trafficking organizations in Nepal and the different rehabilitation programs they offer. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and hopes to use this experience to foster more collaboration between the justice sector and social service organizations. Rachel is deeply passionate about ending injustice and fighting for the freedom and dignity of women everywhere. When she has free time, you can find her surfing, swimming in the ocean, or reading at a coffee shop. Her greatest joy is watching our survivors thrive and live into their God-given worth!
Kimberly Hariman is native to San Diego and an alumni of Point Loma Nazarene University. 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. To understand the depth of this global injustice, she began volunteering with anti-trafficking organizations around the world including the Hidden Treasures Foundation in San Diego, Seeds of Hope in Costa Rica, and The Lighthouse in Amsterdam. In 2015, Kimberly joined the GenerateHope team as a House Mom at our Recovery Program. In 2018, she transitioned into her current role as Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, desiring to match volunteer’s strengths with our program’s needs. Kimberly is passionate about combatting and bringing awareness to human trafficking in her city and around the globe. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, exploring the outdoors, and going country dancing.
Wheeler Crimm is a Kansas City native currently residing in the second best city in the world, San Diego. She joined the GenerateHope team in April 2018 as the Case Manager/Internship Coordinator for the Transition Program. She has her B.S. in Family Studies and Human Services with a minor in Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She has a heart for trauma survivors and it was during her time as an undergraduate student that she first learned more about human trafficking. She has served as an intern at Homestead Ministries in Manhattan, a residential transitional program for survivors of sex trafficking, and on RESTORE, a qualitative research team at K-State that helped develop a framework for residential programs across the country. She is driven by the desire to develop, empower, and equip individuals to reach their full potential as children of God. When she's not working, you can find her rooting unashamedly for the Kansas City Royals, running on Sunset Cliffs, hiking and camping with her people, or writing at a coffee shop.
Recovery Program Therapist
Transition Program Therapist
Lee Seville Recovery Program Lead Resident Guide
Taylor Johnson Recovery Program Resident Guide
Marian Donahue Transition Program Lead Resident Guide
Transition Program Resident Guide
Christy Garcia, LMFT relocated from Orange County to join the team as a residential therapist at GenerateHope's Recovery Program. She has 15 years of experience working in the non-profit realm. Christy completed her Bachelor of Arts at Point Loma Nazarene University and later obtained her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2013. Christy is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has over 6 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings: private practice, community-based clinics, and group homes. In the past couple of years, Christy developed a growing passion for providing trauma-informed care. Christy has personally witnessed the devastating effects that trauma can play in one's life and is passionate about assisting people in overcoming their past so they can move from surviving to thriving. Lastly, Christy believes it's ultimately the Lord Jesus who does the healing work, she is simple his vessel of healing grace in the lives of her clients and considers it an honor to be part of their journey.
Ashley’s bio to come
Lee’s bio to come
Taylor’s bio to come
Marian’s bio to come
Brittany’s bio to come
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!"
Amie Lopez, Esq.
Amie Lopez is an attorney with a specialized practice in serving survivors of violence. Amie represents adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence, trafficking, and stalking, and also serves as a Guardian ad Litem for children who have been exposed to intra-family violence. Amie teaches at the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University and is a national consultant for the United States Department of Justice, Office on Victims of Crime and Office on Violence Against Women. Previously, Amie served as a National Training and Policy Attorney for the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence in Washington, D.C., where she developed and published legal manuals, treatises, texts, and training curricula; delivered legal technical assistance; and instructed at interactive national training Institutes. Amie previously supervised the Bringing Justice Home Project in Fort Collins, Colorado, a nonprofit legal practice who provided legal support and representation to indigent survivors of violence. Amie also served as a Deputy District Attorney for Colorado’s 8th Judicial District, prosecuting criminal offenses including domestic violence and sexual assault.
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.