USCSAHT Announces Communications DirectorSeptember 15, 2022
BRIGHTON, MI — U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) announces its new Communications Director, Christine Commerce. Commerce began her tenure with USCSAHT Sept. 12, 2022 and will be the first communications director for the organization.
USCSAHT was founded in 2013 by a group of Catholic Sisters who were committed to ending human trafficking and supporting survivors and dreamed of creating a national network of resources and support. Today, this member-based organization has grown to include more than 110 congregations of women religious and numerous mission aligned coalitions and individuals throughout the United States. USCSAHT is the U.S. member of Talitha Kum, an international network of consecrated life working to end human trafficking.
Commerce joins USCSAHT as the organization continues to grow and diversify, increasing its impact in the larger struggle to end human trafficking and support survivors on their healing journey. She believes strongly in USCSAHT’s vision of a world without slavery and protecting the dignity of every human being. “I am honored to accept the position of communications director to further educate the public about this affront to human dignity so that together, we may stand in solidarity and break the invisible chains of modern-day slavery,” Commerce said.
Commerce brings her experience in the nonprofit world with volunteer management, education and outreach, program expansion, event planning, marketing and public relations to USCSAHT. She has previously served as Executive Director of Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful and most recently served as coordinator of the Diocese of Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. In addition to her extensive work in the nonprofit field, she has worked as an editor and reporter for Sunbelt Newspapers and freelance writer for the Florida Catholic, Orlando Magazine and the Tampa Tribune.
Commerce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida. “I am proud to have Ms. Commerce join our team. Her experience and passion for the mission of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is exactly what is needed as we communicate organization aims to our membership and the public at large,” said Katie Boller Gosewisch, USCSAHT Executive Director.
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