Elizabeth Koldyke Boolbol - Founder & Board Chair
Elizabeth has an array of public relations and marketing expertise through her extensive experiences in Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado and New York. Upon settling in Greenwich, CT, she led a real estate development business of building and selling single family homes.
Elizabeth now devotes her time and talents to philanthropic causes and raising her family. She is an active volunteer. Her service includes involvement with World Vision, Fairfield County Chapter Co-Chair and Greens Farms Academy Advisory Council where she is now on the Board of Directors. Elizabeth served on the Parent Association Board of Stanwich School with the role of President in her last year and was an Elder of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich. In 2015 she became a founding board member of Project Blessing, a long-term initiative of Stanwich School that has built a water system and community school in Rwanda. Elizabeth’s passion for global justice compelled her to launch PEHT in 2015.
Elizabeth graduated from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband Robert nd their four children, six dogs, two cats and ferret (RIP RIKKI).
Jamie Manirakiza, LMSW - Executive Director
Jamie Manirakiza, has over 10 years of experience in the field of anti-human trafficking. As the Executive Director of Partnership to End Human Trafficking, she brings her experience working in various roles throughout the Northeast. Prior to joining PEHT, Jamie, held several key roles with The Salvation Army. Her longest position was in Greater Philadelphia as Director of Anti Trafficking for the New Day to Stop Trafficking Program. Most notably, Jamie helped to start a drop-in center for women victimized by the commercial sex industry in 2010, incorporating models of harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the Sanctuary Model ® for trauma-informed care. Jamie was also part of the founding team to open up a residential program for survivors of sex or labor trafficking in the Greater Philadelphia region. In 2018, Jamie transitioned to work as the Territorial Anti Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for The Salvation Army Eastern Territorial Headquarters in New York. As Territorial Anti Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, she developed, implemented, evaluated, and supported the ongoing growth of direct survivor service programs and coalition building on a regional scale. She has managed numerous Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crimes grants to provide comprehensive victim services in various States across the Northeast. Jamie has consulted for Tahirih Justice Center, and provided training as a consultant for OVC-TTAC. Jamie continues to serve as an adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s Human Trafficking Certificate Program and has consulted on crime victim services for a number of national organizations on promising practices and trauma-informed care. Jamie is a founding Board of Advisor member for the Villanova University School of Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Jamie received her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed social worker.
Rebekah K. Gallant, CFRE - Director of Development and Business Operations
For nearly 17 years, Rebekah K. Gallant has successfully connected non-profits with investors whose philanthropy is critical to the transformative work of the sector.
As a Senior Development professional, Rebekah has raised more than $47M to advance the missions of national and international non-profits. Her work ranges from capital campaigns to annual fund initiatives in support of arts and culture institutions, religious non-profits, health and human service organizations, and public media.
Rebekah’s areas of expertise include strategic planning; foundation and government support; case development; principal, leadership, and major gift fundraising; as well as staff and board coaching and training.
Rebekah is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She received Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Rebekah lives in the Philadelphia-area with her husband and their three children.
Sabrina Delgado - Director of Programs
Sabrina is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at Sacred Heart University. Sabrina joined the PEHT team in January of 2021, as the Clinical Residential Advisor. Prior to joining PEHT, Sabrina, worked as the Ryan White Quality and Development Coordinator for a local Federally Qualified Health Center for over 8 years. Sabrina holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Services from the University of Bridgeport. She has a passion to serve, bridge the gap in disparities, and help enhance the services accessible to vulnerable populations. Sabrina’s desire to make a difference is to help set a better path for her son and future generations to come.
Rachel Gibson is a Licensed Social Worker from Hamden CT. She recently joined PEHT in February 2022 and is currently their Housing Navigator. Her past Social Work experience includes working with homelessness and housing. She also has experience organizing the community around Healthcare, Voting Rights, and Education. She graduated with her BSW from Cairn University in 2008, and a MSW from the University of Connecticut in 2010, with a focus on Urban Issues in Social work.
Lera Homer - Clinical Survivor Advocate
Lera is currently pursuing a master’s in social work at Sacred Heart University and is the Clinical Survivor Advocate for the PEHT program team. Before joining PEHT, Lera taught pre-school, kindergarten, third and seventh grade American/Immigrant history, at Greenwich Academy, Masters School, Dobbs Ferry and The School at Columbia University. Lera hold a B.A. in Sociology with a focus in Critical Race Theory and Gender from Columbia University. She lives in Stamford, CT with her husband, and has two adult children.
Jean Nangwala - Residential Counselor
Jean Nangwala joined the PEHT survivor care team in July 2021, as the Residential Counselor. Jean's talents are multifaceted! She is a singer, speaker, creator and survivor-advocate. She was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. Her passion for social justice stems from her personal experience of injustice and witnessing the same inequality across the globe. Her passion is empowering women to come together and alleviate systems that perpetuate social injustice. She loves using music and dance to inspire others to find liberation through their art. She is the curator of "tales of a black girl" and has curated spoken word poems around sexual violence. She has also helped in raising the voices of survivors for national and international organizations such as Brave Global, Made for Pax and Freely in Hope.
Katie Nelson Troyer - Creative Consultant