Meet Holly Austin Gibbs

Program Director, Human Trafficking Response

Holly Gibbs oversees efforts to recognize and respond to victims of human trafficking in the health care setting.Holly Austin Gibbs is a survivor of child sex trafficking and an advocate against all forms of human trafficking and exploitation. Holly has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous organizations, including the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the AMBER Alert program. She is asked on a regular basis to provide testimony and input to law enforcement officials, legislators, social service providers, human trafficking task forces, and journalists.  Holly also serves on the Advisory Board for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, which works to counter human trafficking as part of its Humanitarian Action initiative.

In 2014, Holly published an academic book titled Walking Prey: How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery. In 2015, Holly joined Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.  As Patient Care Services Program Director, Holly oversees efforts to recognize and respond to victims of human trafficking in the healthcare setting.