leadership

Kayti Batya 

Survivor Leader

Kayti Batya joined Street Grace in the Fall of 2017 and serves as Survivor Leader for the organization. Kayti is a survivor of familial sex trafficking, both as a child and adult. Through her healing, she became passionate about what she could do to combat this horrible injustice and to help others. Her heart is not only to help other survivors and those being exploited but to also aid in preventing children from falling prey to it. Kayti has a unique perspective from a survivor’s standpoint that helps in the fight against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. 

Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson

Brand Ambassador

Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson serves as the Brand Ambassador of Street Grace. As the organization’s founding CEO, Cheryl firmly established the organization’s presence within the field and helped to solidify Street Grace’s niche within the faith-based community.

Cheryl has over twenty years of humanitarian work experience. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background specializing in women’s issues, specifically women and addiction. Prior to Street Grace, Cheryl held several positions at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) and was instrumental in the changes that renovated their women’s program.

She has also served on Drug and Alcohol Advisory boards, worked with World Hope International on women’s issues in Sri Lanka, and volunteered therapeutic services with Red Cross.

She is celebrating 31 years of marriage to Ernie Johnson this year. They have six children: Eric, Maggie, Michael, Carmen, Allison, and Ashley. Her youngest four children are adopted from orphanages in Romania and Paraguay, and from the U.S. Foster Care system.

PATTY GREGORY

Public Relations

Patty is a seasoned communicator and media enthusiast who uses her nearly two decades of media relations and campaign experience to serve as strategic counsel to promote the mission of Street Grace. 

Patty has led the development and execution of dozens of media relations and content campaigns for nonprofits aiding in brand awareness, intent to use and fundraising. In addition to communications strategy counsel, she provides social media, media relations and brand enhancement consulting services for nonprofits with the backing of her master’s degree in Public Administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in public relations from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia and also has an accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America. 

April Henderson

Director of Outreach- Atlanta

April Henderson serves as Director of Outreach for Street Grace. She is an Author, Youth Advocate, and Speaker with extensive professional experience in the educational and social service field, targeting the needs of at-risk youth and their families. April obtained her Masters in Education in 2006, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2003. She has dedicated her leadership and voice to servicing child victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, as well as homeless and runaway youth. 

April Henderson knows firsthand how turbulent it can be to cope with adversity during teen years, as she lost her brother at the age of sixteen. Her journey of overcoming this tragedy and rediscovering her identity, hope and courage led her to a career of working with youth in the social service field and educational sector. Her work also inspired her to pen, A Letter To You a book of 50 inspirational letters written to teen girls and young women in hopes to empower, inspire and enlighten them as they navigate through life. 

Kathy McGibbon

Director of Outreach- Houston

Kathy McGibbon is a mother, author, playwright and survivor of sex-trafficking. After many years of living in silence, Kathy decided to journal what happed to her as a way of dealing with the surreal experience. That journal became a book. That book became a stage play. Thus, she mustered the strength to join the movement against sex trafficking. Partnering with several nonprofit organizations, Kathy’s goal is to raise awareness, fight for those who are being trafficked, mentor those who have overcome it and help other survivors share their stories. She is now using her voice to inspire others to take action against such a horrible atrocity. She has spoken  to faith-based organizations, students, medical professionals, and politicians. In 2018, Kathy was invited into The Oval Office to witness FOSTA-SESTA be signed into law. Her story was also read on the House floor.

During  her time as a Program Director, Kathy developed a trauma-informed restorative care program for adult survivors of human trafficking. Kathy has dedicated her life to following the principles and beliefs instilled by her mother: Stand for what is right. Speak up about what is not. 

“I don’t believe my escape was just for me. By the grace of God, I can now go back and be a light in the darkness for others to find their way out too.”- Kathy McGibbon

Bob Rodgers

President and CEO

Bob Rodgers serves as President and CEO of Street Grace, bringing more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development experience to this role.

Previously, Rodgers served as the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University, which offers fully accredited graduate programs in Counseling, Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As president, Rodgers led Richmont into an era of institutional and financial growth, including championing the addition of a new accredited master’s degree program, spearheading the fundraising efforts for the opening of a $2.3 million Atlanta campus and launching two university-sponsored trauma centers in Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta. Prior to Rodgers’ appointment as president, he served the university in various roles—as a board member, consultant and executive vice president.

In a former position as vice president of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Southeast, Rodgers provided oversight and support for more than 22,000 employees in 21 states. In addition, through his firm Quantum Search, he has conducted more than 24,000 interviews and led searches for key leadership positions at Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Baptist Healthcare, Curtis1000 and other major corporate, healthcare and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Nationally recognized for his acumen in business, recruitment and team development, Rodgers is a sought-after speaker and panelist. He has written for a variety of business journals and other publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Lee University and a master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University (2017).

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Rodgers has hosted “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly radio broadcast, and is the co-author of the devotional “God Is With Us” (2013). He serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the chair of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing global human trafficking.

Brooke Ruffin 

Operations Manager

Brooke Ruffin is a graduate of the University of Florida and has a background in advocacy and performance. She has completed an Equity Principle contract with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and after moving to Atlanta she began teaching with The Music Class Inc. focusing on brain development and the effects of music on the memory.

Throughout her performance career, she has been a strong advocate and volunteer for sexual abuse survivors. Brooke is dedicated to the fight against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and is proud to continue her involvement with Street Grace. 

Camila Wright Zolfaghari

Vice President of Policy

Camila Zolfaghari has joined Street Grace in a newly created position as vice president of policy. Zolfaghari brings more than a decade of experience prosecuting human trafficking cases and advocating for legislative changes in Georgia and throughout the U.S.

Zolfaghari’s previous work includes being appointed by Georgia’s former Attorney General Sam Olens as the first chief prosecutor dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. While overseeing the Attorney General’s policy agenda on human trafficking, she also led trainings for law enforcement and prosecutors at the state and national level. Prior to that, she led the Human Trafficking Unit for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office where she was responsible for the prosecution of all cases related to human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Zolfaghari obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina and her LLM in International Law from the University of Amsterdam where she also conducted research in the field of International Law. 

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