Monthly luncheon featuring speaker:Heather Curry PhD. Lead Staff on Hillsborough County Commission on Human Trafficking
She will be discussing the Commissions work on education of the public on warning signs of trafficking as well as their efforts to stop it.
Heather Curry holds a Ph.D. in Communication, and has over a decade of experience working with community-university collaborations centered on community and family health and well-being. Having left her prior life in the world of academia, she now works for Hillsborough County in the Department of Homeless Services, as the Coordinator of Special Projects. As an educator, her interest has been largely in how communities self-organize around families, however they are uniquely defined, in order to promote growth and thriving. As a scholar, her interest was in social policy and the structure and function of community, both conceptually and pragmatically, a theme that runs through her efforts with the County. She focuses on strengths-based and systems-oriented approaches to community work, and brings cross-disciplinary perspectives in order to work alongside our care workers and community members as they bridge the gaps and strengthen the connections across systems of care.