SONK Consortium

Ending the Silence:
Shining the Light
on Human Trafficking

February 17, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Check-in 8-8:30 AM)
Sharonville Convention Center


Human Trafficking Survivor, Best Selling Author, Victim’s Advocate, Founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)



8-8:15 AM Registration

8:15-8:30 AM Welcome

8:30-11 AM Theresa Flores, LSW, MS (break included)

11 AM-12 PM Sharlene Boltz, JD

12-12:45 AM Lunch

1-3 PM Panel – Theresa Flores, Moderator

Pamela Matson, Former FBI Special Agent, Human Trafficking Investigator

Erin Meyer, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, The Salvation Army,
Coalition Manager, End Slavery

Sharlene Boltz, JD, Professor of Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Lisa Ramstetter, Human Trafficking Advocate, Covington KY Rescue & Restore,
Catholic Charities of Louisville

3-3:15 PM Break/Dessert

3:15-3:45 PM Wrap-up - Theresa Flores

3:454 PM Evaluation


Continuing Education Units
Contact hours applied for through Premier Health - an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association


Deadline: February 10, 2017

For more information, Paula Baumann,
or download the SONK Conference brochure

Sponsored by

Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing
Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky (SONK) Consortium
Beta Iota, Omicron Chi, Omicron Omicron, Rho Theta, Zeta Phi

Theresa Flores


Ms. Flores has been a licensed Social Worker for over twenty years. She received a Master’s in Counseling Education from University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University. Ms. Flores was appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission in 2009 and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate in supports of Human Trafficking Legislation. Her efforts were a major part of the success of these bills being passed into laws. In January 2012 at the State of the State Address, Ms. Flores received The Courage Award from Ohio Governor Kasich for her work in human trafficking. She also has received the 2013 Christian Service Award, the highest award given by the University of Dayton’s Alumni Association for her work with S.O.A.P.

Ms. Flores has been featured by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum in a traveling exhibit entitled Invisible Slavery. Her books include The Sacred Bath and The Slave Across the Street. The audio version of her latest book was nominated for The 2011 Audie Award, being in the top 5 of all memoirs and biographies and is on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Seller list for e-books. Her newest book was just released by Random House UK.

Ms. Flores was featured in a short documentary, The Girl Next Door, which has won many awards at film festivals all across the U.S. Her story has been seen on The Today Show, MSNBC: Sex Slaves-The Teen Trade, the 700 Club, CNN/HLN, Glenn Beck’s For the Record as well as many local and national radio shows. Her national rescue mission, S.O.A.P., has been featured on Dateline, Nightline and America’s Most Wanted.