Members

Human Trafficking Commission Members

Chad Baugh, of Canton, is the Director of Police Services - Police Chief at the Canton Township Police Department. Chief Baugh is appointed to succeed Tom Tiderington whose term expired March 1, 2019, to represent law enforcement for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Hassan Beydoun, of West Bloomfield, is the general counsel for the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Beydoun is reappointed to represent individuals submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Debi Cain, of West Bloomfield, is the Executive Director of the Michigan Division of Victim Services and the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. Debi spent the first 15 years of her career as the founding executive director of HAVEN, a suburban Detroit area sexual assault and domestic violence agency.  Debi then spent four years as the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Cain has a Master of Science in administration and a Bachelor of Science in psychology and political science. 

Debi is a founding member of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and has served as a consultant, author, and/or editor for a number of articles, manuals, and publications related to violence against women and children.  She has been involved in developing training curriculum for judges, police, Child Welfare staff, prosecutors, welfare workers, domestic violence and sexual assault program staff. Debi has received various awards for her work and dedication to the field.

Elizabeth Moon Carter, of Ferndale, is the director of social services for The Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division. Ms. Moon Carter is appointed to succeed Amanda Van Essen Wirth whose term expired March 1, 2019, to represent individuals submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Kelly Carter is the Chair of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission. She has been an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General for over 20 years with past assignments including the High Tech Crime Unit, Child Protection Unit and the Mortgage Fraud Unit. Just after former Attorney General Schuette took office, Kelly was tapped to join the new Human Trafficking Unit where she prosecutes human traffickers. She has convicted dozens of people under the state’s human trafficking statute. She regularly contributes to the Attorney General’s improvements to Michigan’s law, testifying on over a dozen occasions before Michigan House and Senate subcommittees considering legislation involving child sexual exploitation and human trafficking. She also frequently trains on human trafficking throughout Michigan.

Judith K. Emmons, of Sheridan, is the legislative district director for Senator Rick Outman and owner operator of Emmons Farms. She is a former State Senator for the 33rd Senate District and former State Representative for the 70th House District. Ms. Emmons is appointed to succeed Matthew Mingus whose term expired March 1, 2019, to represent individuals submitted by the Senate Majority Leader for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Fadowa Harrel, of Farmington Hills, is a human trafficking victim advocate with Common Ground non-profit organization. She earned her Master of Social Work in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Harrel is appointed to succeed Valerie Bass whose term expired March 1, 2017, to represent survivors for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

David Leyton, of Flint, is the Genesee County Prosecutor and a member of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. Mr. Leyton is reappointed to represent county prosecuting attorneys for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Deborah R. Monroe, of Madison Heights, is the chief executive officer and owner of Recovery Concepts of Michigan and a consultant providing statewide trainings for certified peer support specialists and certified recovery coaches. Ms. Monroe is reappointed to represent survivors for a term expiring Mach 1, 2021. 

Shari M. Montgomery, of Eaton Rapids, is the founder and chief executive officer of The House of Promise in Lansing, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of human sex trafficking. Mrs. Montgomery is appointed to succeed Kathy Maitland whose term expired March 1, 2019, to represent individuals submitted by the Senate Majority Leader for a term expiring March 1, 2021. 

Forrest Pasanski, of East Lansing, is the Director of the Bureau of Professional Licensing’s Enforcement Division within Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).  He previously served as an Assistant Attorney General and, as a research assistant, helped to establish the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Unit.  Mr. Pasanski earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and political science from Grand Valley State University and a law degree from Michigan State University.  He serves as the designee of the Director of LARA. 

Edward Price, of Detroit, is a Michigan State Police detective lieutenant at the 2nd District Special Investigation Section. D/Lt. Price is the assistant section commander and supervises MSP detectives in southeast Michigan. He is also assigned to the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force that investigates human trafficking and exploitation of children. He serves as the designee of the Director of the Michigan State Police.   

Michelle M. Rick, of DeWitt, is Chief Judge Pro Tem with the 29th Circuit Court of Clinton and Gratiot Counties, an emeritus Board Member for SafeCenter, and a member of the Clinton County Community Corrections Board. Judge Rick is reappointed to represent a circuit court judge who serves in family court submitted by the Michigan Judges Association, for a term expiring March 1, 2021.

Suzy Shkreli is Deputy Legal Counsel in the Executive Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She serves as the designee of the Governor.