The Prevention Now Team

Our vision is to end human trafficking by stopping it before it starts.

The Co-Founders

After a combined 45 years in local, national and international law enforcement, Mark and Kristen decided they wanted to prevent crimes instead of reacting to them. Through their common passion for justice and recognition that human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, Mark and Kristen founded Prevention Now. Leveraging their unique backgrounds and vast networks they’ve established a vision where data and collaborative partnerships can be strategically used to stop trafficking before it starts.

Prevention Now Kristen Harris

CEO, Co-Founder Board President

Kristen J. Harris

Kristen has rich experience, ranging from investigative analytical work at the FBI, to strategic portfolio management at the anti-human trafficking non-profit International Justice Mission. After building a career reacting to crime, she’s passionate about pursuing innovative, data-driven solutions to stop human trafficking before it starts.

Prevention Now Mark Clookie

Co-Founder, Board Director

Mark D. Clookie

As the former Director of NCIS, Mark has nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience, in addition to serving as the V.P. of Global Investigations at anti-human trafficking non-profit International Justice Mission. Mark brings a wealth of wisdom, experience and a heart for preventing future trafficking victims to the mission.

Board Members

Prevention Now - Timera Hart

Board Secretary

Timera Hart

Timera brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience as a Product Manager for tech company Autodesk. She specializes in strategy development and execution, team-building for remote workers and process improvement. Timera is passionate about bridging the gap between data and action to find resolutions that will end human trafficking.

Prevention Now Cindy McGovern

Board Director

Dr. Cindy McGovern

Dr. Cindy has a doctorate in Organizational Communication with an Emphasis on Leadership and Ethics. In addition, she is an expert in change management, leadership, marketing and sales, and has a heart for helping organizations reach their full potential. Dr. Cindy is eager to apply these principals and ethical standards to combat human trafficking.

Prevention Now - Claire Wilkinson

Board Chair

Claire Wilkinson

Claire has over 25 years experience fighting for justice and combating human rights violations, first as a prosecutor with the Scottish Prosecution Service, then through international nonprofit organizations in East Africa. Claire currently serves as IJM’s VP of Strategic Partnerships of Africa and Europe. Claire has significant experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, building collaborative partnerships with governments and communities, as well as designing and implementing community-based programs.

Michelle Conn

Board Director

Michelle Conn

Michelle has more than 30 years of nonprofit fundraising expertise and a passion for using her skills to help nonprofits grow. Michelle currently serves as a Director of Strategic Partnerships for International Justice Mission where she supported IJM’s growth from $450,000 in 1998 to almost $70 million in 2019. She previously worked at United Ways and has consulted with many organizations over the years.