about us

It all began with a passion.

 

Our founders are healthcare providers who are passionate about disrupting the $150 billion dollar global industry of human trafficking.

Their enthusiasm for people and justice, extensive experience in healthcare and the impact of the issue of human trafficking in the very places they live and work are what propelled them to create Reclaim611 and step into the fight.

The meaning behind the name...

 

Restoring Every Captive by Listening, Asking, Intervening, and Mobilizing

 

Isaiah 61:1

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners."

ABOUT RECLAIM611

Equipping frontline professionals to

Recognize, Respond, and Report victims of human trafficking.

Our team

Carrie Schirato

Founder

Hello, my name is Carrie Schirato. First, and most importantly I am a wife and a mother of 5 amazing kiddos. I have always been a bit of an adrenaline junkie and a people lover, so it’s
really no surprise that I have been working in the Emergency Department since 2005. I graduated from Baylor University (Sic’em) with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My love for
emergency medicine compelled me to complete my Masters and Post-Masters certificate at the University of Texas at Arlington, and currently I work as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Dallas Texas.

 

I have spent the majority of my career missing opportunities to help those who are victims of modern-day slavery. However, now that my eyes have been opened and I have been equipped to recognize, respond and report victims of human trafficking my life has been personally and professionally changed forever.


When you stand up for one life you never know the kind of ripple effect of love that will follow….that is my story!

candace rich

Founder

Hi ya’ll! I am Candace Rich, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Co-founder and Director of Operations at Reclaim611. But my favorite title is, Mom. My professional background ranges from Trauma ICU, Emergency Department, Urgent Care, and Primary Care Pediatrics. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech University and a Masters of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington. 

When I was introduced to human trafficking and how healthcare and school systems disportionately come in contact with these victims, I looked back at my own experiences and was overwhelmed by how much I had missed the red flags of many potential victims.

 

I came across a quote that forever changed my perspective on my role in anti-human trafficking, “Trafficking can only exist in an atmosphere of public, professional, and academic indifference.”

As a healthcare professional I felt as if it was my responsibility to know and do more for the victims of human trafficking.  Reclaim611 was created to give front-line professionals eyes to see the unseen, ears to hear the truth of victimization, and resources to recognize, respond, report, and RECLAIM the lives of the enslaved. 

 

Because if we are not BOLD, then we are silent. 

meet our reclaim611 board

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Judge Kimberly Johnson

Board of Directors

Judge Kimberly Johnson earned a J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist Law School and a M.S, cum laude, and B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of North Texas.   Read More>>

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Dr. John Garrett

Board of Directors

Dr. John Garrett currently serves as Medical Director for healthcare improvement at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Dallas. He serves as Vice Chief Quality Officer for Integrative Emergency Services. 

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Judge KimberlyJohnson

Dr. John garrett

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Cynthia Schmidt

Board of Directors

Cynthia Schmidt is an attorney and teacher living in Dallas. After clerking for Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, the Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas, she practiced law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  Read More>>

CYNTHIA SCHMIDT

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Cristina Squiers

Board of Directors

Cristina Squiers is an associate in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. She received her law degree magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University.  Read More>>

CRISTINA SQUIERS

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Paula Son

Counselor and Podcaster

PAULA SON

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Whitney

Survivor Leader

WHITNEY

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Tiffany Parker

Administrative Staff

TIFFANY PARKER

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April

Survivor Leader

APRIL

RECLAIM611 TEAM