Martina E. Vandenberg
Founder and President
Martina E. Vandenberg is founder and president of the Human Trafficking Legal Center. Vandenberg established the Human Trafficking Legal Center (formerly HT Pro Bono) in 2012 with generous support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) Fellowship Program.
Senior Staff Attorney
Maggie Lee is the senior staff attorney at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She leads the organization’s strategic litigation program.
Operations Manager and
Evelyn Chumbow is a survivor of child labor trafficking turned anti-trafficking activist and public speaker who focuses her life’s work on ending modern-day slavery. Today, Chumbow works tirelessly to raise awareness in communities to create employment opportunities for trafficking survivors.
Development and Communications Director
Shayna Horwitz is development and communications director for the Human Trafficking Legal Center.
Human Rights and Trade Policy Advisor
Anasuya Syam is the human rights and trade policy advisor at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She leads the Human Trafficking Legal Center’s initiative on the U.S. Tariff Act and forced labor, with a focus on conducting investigations and submitting petitions under the Tariff Act.
Agatha Schmaedick is the staff attorney at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She is a labor and human rights advocate with over fifteen years of experience both in the United States and internationally.
Development and Communications Associate
Clara Martin supports the development and communication efforts at the Human Trafficking Legal Center.
Fainess Lipenga has been an active member of the National Survivor Network since 2013. As a survivor of labor trafficking, she uses her voice and experience to educate the community and raise awareness.
Kendra Ross is a survivor-leader in the anti-trafficking movement. She serves as a consultant and advisor to the Human Trafficking Legal Center.
Spring 2022 Intern
Airin Ri is a Spring 2022 intern for the Human Trafficking Legal Center, where she supports database research and case analysis.
Alexandra Levy Yelderman
Alexandra Yelderman serves as special counsel to the Human Trafficking Legal Center. Formerly the center’s senior staff attorney, Yelderman has spent the past decade directing data research and developing seminal resources for attorneys and advocates handling human trafficking cases.