Heather Williams, the founding member of Silence Softly Speaks, began this project after volunteering in 2005 – 2006 with the Development Educational Program for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC) in Mae Sai, Thailand. She volunteered for five months teaching English and using play therapy to work with 27 children ages 5 -18 who were victims of child labor and the sex trafficking trade. During this period she was able to travel to the surrounding countries of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and observed the conditions that led to and contributed to the problem of human trafficking. Mrs. Williams’ qualified accreditations and humanitarian work history are listed below.
Education- Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.
MA, Industrial Relations
Bachelors in Social Work
United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub Region (UNIAP)
Collecting data and providing support to the UN Inter Agency Reach Project on Human Trafficking thus helping UNIAP to gain overall knowledge of the human trafficking situation in relevant destination countries around the world, with an emphasis on trafficked persons from the Mekong Sub-region.
Development and Educational Program for Daughters and Community (DEPDC), MaiSai, Thailand
State of Michigan, Family Independence Agency
Facilitated the re-unification of children with families by interfacing with the juvenile justice, medical and educational systems.
Wilbert is one of the directors of The Silence Softly Speaks organization. Wilbert shares a passion for business and the anti sex trafficking trade. As a business owner, he started WILLIAMS-BAYER INDUSTRIES Inc on January 1, 2001. Williams-Bayer Industries is a Tier 2 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of components and assemblies for the Automotive Industry. Customers include the domestic Big Three and all Japanese Transplant Automotive manufacturers.
Wilbert has spearheaded the growth of this company with increased revenues from year to year. Prior to this, Wilbert worked for Chrysler Corporation from September 1984 to December 2000. Mr. Williams’ tenure at Chrysler encompassed several responsible Engineering Design, Development, Release and Management positions.
Wilbert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1981.
Mazie Henry has been an educator with the New York City Department of Education for more than 26 years. She teaches and mentors inner-city students and has been thrilled to experience and see many of them excel and become successful, productive individuals.
Mazie has done extensive research, conducted seminars and has applied the principles of Natural Healthy Living and Simple Remedies to family, friends and groups. These simple remedies have proven to be effective, inexpensive and efficient.
Hunter College: BS. Math and Computer Science
MS. Social Research
Touro College: MS. Administration and Supervision
TREASURER / FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Clover, an independent consultant, is an accomplished Internal Auditor with over 15 years of experience including designing the framework as well as evaluating control effectiveness. Clover’s auditing skills include several years of managing local and remote teams, nationally and internationally. Clover has a wealth of knowledge in Enterprise Risk Management, including evaluating management’s key certification controls and accounts to support internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) and disclosure requirements.
Clover’s skills extend to Tax and Accounting, in addition to her extensive years of Internal Auditing, and she has a passion for supporting people and organizations to be the best that they can be.
Education: Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) – UK; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA); and BSc Accounting – University of the West Indies, Jamaica
BICH-THUY (TWEE) SIM, MD
Twee is an accomplished researcher with a wealth of medical experience that spans over 14 years. Twee currently serves as the infectious diseases expert/resource by providing updated, clinically relevant technical information on HIV/ AIDS at regional and national levels including training in HIV care and treatment to Vietnamese healthcare workers. Provides recommendations and responds to inquiries by CDC-Vietnam and PEPFAR Vietnam Care and Treatment Working Group, Viet-Nam Ministry of Health and other government partners.
Twee has a number of publications and poster presentations to her accreditation; speaks Vietnamese and reads, writes, speaks conversational Spanish.
Education: University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, TX, USA – Doctor of Medicine; Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, USA – Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.), Engineering Sciences (Chemical and Biomedical) / Minor – Mathematics; University of Houston – University Park, Houston, TX, USA – B.S., Biophysics/ Biochemistry / Minor – Chemistry
Medical/Public Health Director
Alan joined the SSS Board in late 2012.
Alan has expertise in the fields of Epidemiology, Population Health, and Health Informatics. Alan is experienced in the communication and translation of business requirements between upper management and Information Technology staff/consultants on complex, system integration projects. Alan has over 15 years of experience serving in multiple liaison roles as a technical and/or business resource in clinical, research, and government (state, federal, military) environments. Alan has lived and worked in multiple domestic and overseas locations and is comfortable serving in diverse, cultural settings.
Education: PhD, Epidemiology (in process), Drexel University; MS, Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health and BS, Major Biology, Minor Chemistry, University of Houston, TX
Jihan Williams, Attorney At Law – Legal Advisor
Jihan was admitted to practice in 2013 in the State of Michigan with a focus on Commercial Litigation. Jihan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a JD from Notre Dame Law School.