Katie Rhoades, MSW Founding Executive Director

Katie Rhoades, MSW Founding Executive Director

Katie currently holds a Master in Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis, as well as a Bachelor in Social Work from Metropolitan State University.  Since 2005, Katie has been raising awareness about commercial sexual exploitation through speaking about her own experience as a survivor, mentoring other survivors and consulting with agencies that support victims of violence. 

Jennifer Hardy, CMPS        Peer Support Coordinator

Jennifer Hardy, CMPS        Peer Support Coordinator

Jennifer joined our team in November 2015 as our Peer Support Coordinator. She became passionate about helping other women after she was able to exit her own life of exploitation several years ago. Jennifer earned the title of Certified Missouri Peer Specialist in 2015 and is passionate about sharing her experience, strength, and hope with the community and other survivors of exploitation. 

Rhonda Peters                              Executive Assistant

Rhonda Peters                              Executive Assistant

Rhonda joined our team in June 2016 as our Executive Assistant. She is currently working towards a degree in social work while bringing her office and administrative skills to Healing Action and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.