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.
Sabrina Delgado - MSW Candidate, Intern
Sabrina is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at Sacred Heart University. She is working at PEHT as an intern for her generalist year. In addition to her schooling, Sabrina currently works as the Ryan White Quality and Development Coordinator for a local health center. 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.
Delaila is the Resident and Volunteer Coordinator at the PEHT restoration home, also an Alumni serving a second year for Public Allies. She follows her dreams to continue serving in her community as she strongly believes it to be her calling. She is a mother of a beautiful daughter who gives her the strength to pull through and is passionate in wanting to help others. Something Delaila loves to tell everyone is that ”It is never too late to try to better yourself”
Lera Homer - MSW Candidate, Intern
Lera is currently pursuing a master’s in social work at Sacred Heart University and is working as a first year MSW intern at PEHT. 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.