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About Us

Amirah was founded in 2011 in response to the increased number of sex trafficking reports in Massachusetts and the low availability of services or resources for adults who are trafficked in the state. Originally conceived as an outreach services organization, Amirah began providing housing and residential recovery through group homes in 2014 and has since grown and transformed into a multi-pronged service organization today, providing mid-term housing through its Rapid Re-Housing program, economic mobility and stability planning, long-term housing navigation, comprehensive case management, peer care navigation, and community support. Amirah works in collaboration with state offices and peer service providers state-wide to coordinate comprehensive services for people trading sex, most of whom have experienced sex trafficking. Amirah’s Executive Director sits on the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking’s Subcommittee on Human Trafficking. Amirah is also a member of the EMMA Coalition, a state-wide group of lived-experience-led agencies advocating for better policies and practices to support people who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and prostitution.

Founded in the belief that no one was created to be bought and sold.

Lived Experience Led 
Evidence-Based Researched Driven

Our Team

Board of Directors

Greg Smith, Chair

Associate Professor of Business & Marketing, Gordon College

Greg Hood, Vice Chair

Physician Assistant, Lynn Community Health Center

Laurie Truschel, Secretary

Director of Student Ambassadors, Gordon College, retired

Sam Aureli, Treasurer

Associate Director of Real Estate, MIT

Craig Hurty

Retired HR Executive, United Bank and Aetna

Jacqueline Dyer, PhD, LICSW

Director and Associate Professor of Practice, Doctor of Social Work Program at Simmons University

Lilly Teixeira

Senior Accountant Consultant, Robert Half International

Markes Wilson, CPA

Consultant, Berrydunn LLP

Brad Small

CEO/Founder, Solomone Private Wealth

Stephanie Hadden, CPA

Professor in the Practice of Accounting, Gordon College

Advisory Board

Jan Carlberg

Peter DiMarzio

Victim Assistance Coordinator, Homeland Security
Kalya Hamlett Murray

Executive Director, Bethel Institute for Social Justice
Rod Hoffman

Zoe Kessler, LCSW  


Rachel Niemiec MSN, FNP-BC

Pediatric & Adolescent/Adult SANE, MA Dept. of Health
Dara Reppucci

Senior Corporate Counsel, Sanofi Genzyme
Hanni Stoklosa

ER Physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Jennifer Stuart, M.Div, LICSW

Brian D. Tobin, Esq.

Real Estate Broker & Attorney

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Stories of Hope & Liberation

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