Alma Tucker, Founder and President of International Network Of Hearts (INH)based in San Diego, Ca. and Red Binational De Corazones (RBC) based in Tijuana, Mexico. Alma has more than 20 years of experience assisting victims of human trafficking and advocating for their rights in the border region. INH & RBC are nongovernmental organization’s that support survivors of human trafficking. In addition, both INH & RBC provide training and education at an interdisciplinary and binational level to authorities, civic groups, church organizations and public/private schools. Alma, is also the founder of La Casa Del Jardin, the only group homes in Baja California designed for children (one boys home & one home for girls) recovering from human trafficking. For more than a decade, Alma worked as an investigative officer for the Child Protection Unit with the Mexican Consulate General based in San Diego, Ca. She serves as an academic honorary member of the National Commission of the Ministry of Interior to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Human Trafficking in the Country of Mexico.
Alma received her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Manolo Guillen is vice president and founding member of the International Network of Hearts (INH) and Casa del Jardin, a group home in Mexico for children rescued from human trafficking. For more than 20 years, he has worked with hundreds of sexually exploited children of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and ethnicities. He’s also a founding member of the San Diego County Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). In 2007, Manolo co-founded STARS, a counseling program for teen girls recovering from sex trafficking in San Diego. Manolo has worked as a consultant to the California Commission on Police Officer Standards Training (POST) developing training programs on human trafficking and with the San Diego Regional Police Academy to design a binational law enforcement training program to address cross-border issues such as human trafficking and child pornography. Manolo has spoken at international conferences, trained delegations from around the world and has guest lectured at universities in the U.S. and Mexico.