Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute


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College of Health & Human Services

Health & Human Services Building

Room HH 2638

2801 West Bancroft St./MS 119

Toledo, Ohio 43606

Phone: 419.530.5590

Fax: 419.530.4141



Celia Williamson, Ph.D., Director
She founded the first anti-trafficking program in Ohio in 1993. She has completed 9 studies, 17 articles/reports, and edited 2 books on sex trafficking; & she has received federal funding from 2002 to 2012 to conduct research in this area. Additional accomplishments include: founding the annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Work conference in Toledo; founding the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition; she sits as chair of the Research & Analysis Subcommittee for the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission; and is an Editorial Manager for the Journal of Human Trafficking. And most recently, she opened the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute in 2015 to further the mission of combating human trafficking & supporting victims of this crime through research, education, and engagement. 


Ashley Wickerham-Cutcher, MSW - Associate Director, Lecturer
Ashley earned both her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees at the University of Toledo. Ashley is the co-chair of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition’s Protocol Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission’s Research & Analysis committee as well as an International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference committee member.

Anna Schramm

Anna Schramm, MSW, LSW - International Conference Planner & Research Associate
Anna Schramm obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo, with a concentration in Child & Family. Anna interned at the Institute last year. Her focus was on educating healthcare professionals and students about human trafficking and how they can identify and report it. She was also involved in implementing human trafficking protocols in Toledo areas hospitals. This is Anna's first year as the International Conference Planner and Research Associate. As the Research Associate, she will evaluate the Pathways Program in Toledo and Columbus, which addresses the low birth outcomes for African-American women. 

 Ryan Kunz

Ryan Kunz, MSW - Research Associate 
Ryan obtained his Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Michigan with a concentration in Community Organization. Ryan previously interned at the Institute during his graduate program. During his internship, he focused on technology's role in human trafficking, as well as chaired the LGBTQ+ subcommittee for the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition. He has previously worked with transgender youth, LGBTQ+ students in higher education, and survivors of sexual assault. As a Research Associate, Ryan will be evaluating the Getting Healthy Zone pilot program, which aims to improve Toledo's infant mortality rate.















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Last Updated: 8/14/18