MISSION

Rebecca Bender Initiative is committed to changing the mindset of our culture by equipping front-line advocates and communities on issues that affect today’s culture, and assisting victims of sex trafficking in finding true freedom through individual restoration and empowerment.

VISION

RBI's Vision is to see a world free of exploitation, where all people can go after their dreams with zealous abandon. We desire to help all people reach their dreams, knowing that their past does not have to define nor determine their destiny. By creating innovative and culturally competent programs, we are able to provide direct services to victims of sexual exploitation and assist those who are working the front lines in finding them. By participating in a multi-media approach, we can radically shift the way culture sees the issue of commercial sexual exploitation in America.
 

THE TEAM

 

REBECCA BENDER
Founder & CEO

NICK LEMBO
Deputy Director 

JODY HOWELL
Executive Office Administrator

KATHY BRYAN
Director of Elevate Academy & Speaker

ANGIE CONN
Elevate Mentor & Speaker

CHELAN RENE' RUSS
Communications Specialist / Donor Relations

LAUREN HALL
Prayer Director 

MELANIE HUGGARD
Elevate Life & Career Coach

DENI ANDERS
Elevate Life & Career Coach 

JESSA DILLOW
Blog Manager & Speaker

 
 

our board

 

LAURA HARVILLE
Board Chair

ASHLEE KLIENERT
Board Member

AL WINN
Vice Chair

SCOTT PETERSON
Treasurer/Secretary 

HENRY LOZANO
Board Member

ADVISORY BOARD 

TRINA WHITE-MADURO
Advisory Board

WILL HART
Advisory Board

ANGIE LOTT
Advisory Board