This January, Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Polaris and United Way are reflecting on compounding issues that are impacting human trafficking
Mara Vanderslice Kelly is the Executive Director of the United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking. The Center to Combat Human Trafficking convenes the leading actors in the anti-trafficking field, along with business and civil society partners, to elevate, align and scale the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.
Prior to joining United Way, Ms. Vanderslice Kelly served in President Obama’s Administration for five years. She served as Deputy Director of the White House Office and Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Domestic Policy Council. In these roles she helped lead the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership and her office's work to combat human trafficking.