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

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Board Secretary

Megan Dortch

Megan enjoys coming alongside innovative nonprofits in a variety of strategy, operations, project and program management roles. She was honored to work with International Justice Mission for nearly a decade, managing development and church mobilization initiatives with teams around the world. Megan cares deeply for the vulnerable, and is excited to be part of teams like Prevention Now pioneering innovative solutions. Megan also serves with Flourish Fund, a new venture philanthropy shaping faith-inspired strategies for systems change.

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Board Director

Kurt Heckman

Kurt has 25 years of experience founding and leading start-ups in aerospace engineering, cyber-security and math, to include companies like Sycamore and vCalc. Kurt also served in the Office of the Secretary in the US Dept. of Energy managing 21 external advisory boards covering missions of energy, nuclear security and science. Kurt is excited to combine his experience in technology and passion for humanity in the critical mission to prevent human trafficking.

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Board Director

Sheena McKinlay

Sheena has 20 years of experience in research, program development, and evaluation within nonprofit organizations and academic institutions. Specializing in community-driven innovation, she has directed and stewarded local and national initiatives focused on addressing inequities in health and education. She leverages mixed methods expertise within participatory frameworks to ensure health and human service interventions are community-centered. She has a demonstrated track record of working across sectors, engaging stakeholders from large institutions to grassroots organizations.

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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.

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Board Director & Treasurer

Eric Tan

Eric initially joined Prevention Now as a tech advisor providing expertise in Data Security, AI Risk Management, and Tech and Talent Strategy.  Having worked in a myriad of small and large scale tech environments, Eric currently is the CIO for Flock Safety, a start-up technology business that provides a public safety operating system and partners with law enforcement.  Eric is excited to bring his experience and energy to Prevention Now through his passion for the mission, his curiosity, and his strategic and solution-oriented approach.