ACCT Council Members

Members of the bipartisan council bring a deep range of experience as advocates, activists and communicators and share a common commitment to the eradication of the sexual exploitation of children.

Allison Abner

Allison is a founder of the Council and has a long record of raising the issue of domestic child sexual exploitation with federal policy makers. Previously, she served as board chair to The Rebecca Project where she was an architect of the ‘Dear Craig’ campaign to abolish child sex trafficking on Craigslist and helped convene top-level legislative and executive branch meetings with trafficking survivors and actress Demi Moore. She currently serves on the national advisory council for the ONE Campaign’s ONE Vote. In addition to her advocacy work, she is a television writer and producer, having written on two Emmy-winning seasons of The West Wing, for the CBS show Without A Trace, as well as pilots for Fox and ABC.

Autumn Hanna VandeHei

Autumn is a founder of the Council and a human rights and human services policy expert and advocacy consultant focused on solutions-based social justice advocacy and reform. Her expertise in communications and messaging on women’s issues and her access to the faith and conservative communities have enabled her to bridge the partisan divide in Washington, DC on issues like federal funding for AIDS and drug treatment for incarcerated women and girls. A former official in the George W. Bush administration, Capitol Hill policy advisor, and leader in community outreach efforts, she is also a former child protective services physical and sexual abuse investigator and case manager.

Tracy Sefl

Tracy is a founder of the Council and a leading communications strategist for Democratic candidates and causes, at the presidential and gubernatorial levels, focusing on top-level issues involving the economy, education, women's and civil rights. Trained as a sociologist, she has extensively researched violence against women issues, including mental and sexual health effects, and studied community-based strategies for assisting victims. Committed to activism and advocacy as an outgrowth of her political work in Washington, DC, she also serves on the Board of Directors of RAINN, which runs the national sexual assault hotline.

Juleanna Glover

Juleanna is a founding principal of the Ashcroft Group and works as a political and corporate consultant based in Washington, DC. Over the last 20 years, she has been engaged some of the most high profile political and corporate fights on behalf of both elected officials and corporations. She has served on the senior staffs in the White House, Senate and presidential campaigns. Widely profiled and lauded for her effectiveness, she specializes in working at the intersection of media and policy.

Susan M. McCue

Susan is President of Message Global, which advances social action campaigns, political advocacy and corporate social responsibility in the U.S. and globally. A top political strategist with numerous philanthropic roles including Trustee of Humanity United, she served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), was the founding President & CEO of ONE, has served in numerous political communications positions and is widely regarded nationwide as a top political strategist.

Daisy Hanna Schuurman

Daisy is an Advanced Certified Forensic Interviewer at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's in Norfolk, Virginia. In collaboration with investigative entities, she has been involved in the forensic interviews of over 250 alleged child victims of physical or sexual abuse and has served as an expert witness for the prosecution in numerous high profile court cases. She previously served as a Child Protective Services Child Abuse Investigator for the City of Virginia Beach, and has successfully helped lead the effort for the hospital to include education regarding identification of child sex trafficking in the routine training and protocol development for first responders.

Perri Peltz

Perri is a distinguished television news journalist and public health advocate. She recently directed the acclaimed HBO documentary, “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks” profiling the disparities in the U.S. health care system, is producing a documentary on recidivism in the U.S. prison system, and serves as a radio host on the Sirius-XM Network. In her television news career and through her volunteer work, she has won numerous awards including several for her reporting and advocacy on medical and public health issues.

Faiza Mathon-Mathieu

Faiza brings a strong commitment to the public interest to her role as HCM Strategists' government relations specialist, where she develops and implements federal outreach strategies for health and education clients. A graduate of Cornell University, Faiza taught sixth grade science and led a high school cross-cultural exchange program before earning her law degree from Georgetown University. While there, she worked for the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development representing low-income clients on affordable housing issues. Previously, Faiza served as Legislative Counsel at the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, where she represented the organization before Congress and federal agencies. Faiza is a barred attorney in Florida and New York.