Deborah Pembrook

Consultant, Human Trafficking Outreach Manager, Monterey Rape Crisis Center

Monterey, CA

Headquartered in Watsonville, CA, Ms. Pembrook is the Human Trafficking Outreach Manager at Monterey County Rape Crisis Center and Chair of the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Ms. Pembrook left a successful executive position in a technology company to help her community end the types of exploitation she experienced in her childhood. An inspiring educator, she has partnered with and trained regional police and sheriff departments, probation officers, educators and direct service providers to humanize exploited children and vulnerable people. With ten years in the anti-trafficking field, her experience ranges from providing direct services to trafficking survivors and other survivors of violence to helping create a cross-sector community collaboration, and building community awareness, outreach campaigns and multi-sector response. Deborah has served two terms on the California Child Welfare Council’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team Survivor Advisory Board. She is the 2016 recipient of the YWCA Silicon Valley Empowerment Award.