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 reappointed to represent law enforcement for a term expiring March 1, 2023.

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, 2023. 

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.

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. 

Joyce A. Dixson-Haskett, of Oak Park, is the president of Daylily Health, LLC. She is a licensed master social worker and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Ms. Dixson-Haskett is appointed to represent individuals who have survived human trafficking for a term commencing March 26, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. She succeeds Deborah Monroe whose term expired March 1, 2021.

Judy Emmons, of Sheridan, is the legislative district director for Sen. Rick Outman and the former State Senator for the 33rd Senate District. She is also the owner and operator of Emmons Farms dairy farm. Sen. Emmons is reappointed to represent individuals submitted by the Senate Majority Leader for a term commencing April 23, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. 

Jeff S. Getting, of Kalamazoo, is the prosecuting attorney for Kalamazoo County. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University School of Law. Mr. Getting is appointed to represent a county prosecuting attorney who is submitted by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, for a term commencing March 26, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. He succeeds David Leyton whose term expired March 1, 2021. 

Alice Johnson, of Warren, is a human trafficking advocate for Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan and the founder of Sister Survivor National Connect. She is the author of Out of the Darkness: A Survivor's Story. Ms. Johnson is appointed to represent individuals who have survived human trafficking for a term commencing March 26, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. She succeeds Fadowa Harrel whose term expired March 23, 2021.

Kathy Maitland, of Sterling Heights, is the executive director at the Michigan Abolitionist Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University. Ms. Maitland is appointed to represent individuals submitted by the Senate Majority Leader for a term commencing April 23, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. She succeeds Shari Montgomery whose term expired March 1, 2021. 

Lisa K. McCormick, of Dimondale, is a judge with the 30th Circuit Court of Ingham County Family Division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Judge McCormick is appointed to represent a circuit court judge who serves in family court and is submitted by the Michigan Judges Association, for a term commencing March 26, 2021 and expiring March 1, 2023. She succeeds Judge Michelle Rick whose term expired March 1, 2021. 

Elizabeth Moon Carter, of Ferndale, is the director of social services for The Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division. Ms. Moon Carter is appointed to represent individuals submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term expiring March 1, 2023.

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.