Dan DeSaegher    Executive Director, CDO
dan@generatehope.org

 

Susan Munsey, LCSW     Director of Programs

 
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Lydia Eng, LMFT            Transition Program Director

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Mary Kilmer
Recovery Program Case Manager

 

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Rachel Devine
Donor Relations

 
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Janelle McCammack
Educational Instructor and Education Director

 
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Wheeler Crimm         Transition Program Case Manager & Internship Coordinator

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 focus 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 epidemic trafficking of America's teens. While assisting with anti-trafficking initiatives at PLNU, Dan felt a deep calling to help break the trafficking cycle, specifically focused on a healthy transition back to community. Dan is married to his best friend Nichole, and their first joy is raising four incredible kids, and recently, their first granddaughter.


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.

 

Lydia Eng, LMFT is our Transition Program Director. The Transition Program empowers Recovery Program graduates toward independence and interdependence with the community.  Lydia is committed to encouraging holistic health that is practical, relevant, and accessible to trauma survivors. Lydia graduated summa cum laude with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She has been contributing to the field of mental health for over 15 years and in various settings including transitional living, health insurance, community mental health, and private practice.  Lydia also served on faculty for five years at National University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program. Lydia is married to her husband, Scott and dotes on her 50+ plants and cat, Remington.  

 

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 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!

 

 

Rachel Devine started as a volunteer and intern at GenerateHope before coming on staff in 2017 as Donor Relations Coordinator. She is a Southern California native and attended Point Loma Nazarene University, graduating with a BA in International Studies. Rachel loves to travel and has been to 11 countries to date. She has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking for 6 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 anti-trafficking organizations in country and the different rehabilitation programs they offer. Rachel is deeply passionate about ending injustice and fighting for the freedom and dignity of women everywhere. When she has some free time, she loves to surf and be by the ocean. Her greatest joy is watching our survivors thrive and live into their God-given worth!

 

Janelle McCammack is our Instructor & Education Director, joining the GenerateHope team in March 2017. After earning her B.A. from UCSB in 2005, Janelle studied at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Basque Country, Spain. She then earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2009. Janelle worked with Learning Rights Law Center representing students and got her first taste of working in education. She continued providing pro-bono education advocacy as an associate with Morrison & Foerster, LLP. In 2012, Janelle decided that working in Big Law was not challenging enough, so she transitioned to teaching English at Forest Park Senior High School in Baltimore City.  While working with students in a project-based learning environment at High Tech High, Janelle felt a deep calling to provide education and opportunity to women trauma survivors. Janelle has two sons with her husband Brad, so when she is not at GenerateHope, she is dancing and imagining with her boys.

 

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.

 

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Kimberly Hariman          Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

 

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Bleu Oleson             House Mom

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Sherry Fair Resident Guide & Community Developer

Kimberly Hariman is a San Diego native and a Point Loma Nazarene University alumni. 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 combatting 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 spending time at the beach, exploring the outdoors, and going country dancing.

 

Bleu is one of two House Moms at the GenerateHope Recovery Program where she gently leads our residents. She likes to ride her motorcycle to her folks' house in Idyllwild. She enjoys power tools and building and creating things! The thing that’s most important to her is to live in a way that brings God glory, a life that honors Him & let’s His Light shine through her.

 
 

Sherry Fair, ERYT is a Resident Guide and Community Developer within our transition program where she hopes to directly impact the residents by demonstrating the importance of community, connection, belonging and Joy. As a teacher and practitioner of yoga for nearly five years, she has made it her primary focus to encourage these foundational truths as well as unconditional love with her students. She is happy to have joined a team of inspired women who are connected with God, driven by passion and purpose, and  courageously casting this same light and awareness into the darkest of places, including but not limited to San Diego’s survivors of human trafficking and any related horrific crimes against humanity. Along with being of service, Sherry enjoys the arts, specifically ceramics and pottery, as well as reading, writing, philosophy, comedic relief and public speaking. Some of her favorite authors include Dr. Brene Brown, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.

Derek Floyd
Grant Writer

 

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.

Board Members

Terence Rugg
Board Chair

 

 

Steven Cooper

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 and exploring 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!"

 
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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

 

 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

 

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.

BOARD MEMBER PROFILES TO BE ADDED -

Annie Rodriguez, MSW - Vice President, Neighborhood House Association

Beverly Liberman - Board roles in mentor and homeless programs; VP, Tiffany and Co