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CARI HERTHEL

BOARD MEMBER

Cari is a survivor leader, speaker, consultant, and engaged coalition partner based in Monterey County, California. Following her own recovery from sexual exploitation, Cari worked for 27 years as a Recovery Resource Specialist in the areas of trauma, drugs, and alcohol. Her trainings go beyond trauma into complex intergenerational and traditional trauma. Due to her personal experience and as a child of the California welfare system, she focuses on issues concerning the welfare of children. California agencies seek her advice and consultancy to create Native American policies and procedures for children around education and prevention of sex trafficking. She is on the Survivors Leadership Council of Sovereign Bodies Institute and serves as the Vice Chair of the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County.

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