We are blessed to have a dedicated team of staff who are passionate about serving the needs of domestic minor sex trafficking victims.

  • For general inquiries, please call our main office at (614) 665.0665
  • For specific questions, please see the staff directory below.

Meet our Staff

  • Melissa Harvin, Director of Administration

    Melissa joined YFC staff in 2017 as a Resident Assistant at the Gracehaven house. She loves being with the girls but her prior experience as an auditor quickly became useful to Gracehaven's administrative team. She has a degree in business from The Ohio State University and professional experience in both operational and financial administration. Melissa lives in Columbus with her husband and two children. Together they serve as a licensed foster family and enjoy caring for and learning from kids from hard places. You can find Melissa either with her head in a book or at a local farmers' market, yarn shop or recreation center with a few kids in tow. 

    Contact Melissa: [email protected]

  • Brooke Pollard, Resource Coordinator

    Brooke has a Bachelors degree from Ohio University in Communications and Psychology. Her passion to end sex trafficking started in 2009 when she interned at a jail where she performed interviews and psychoanalysis of the female inmates. She quickly discovered that all of these females had been abused as children, and never able to find recovery.  Her passion to start her own recovery house for sex-trafficked victims came after several years of never finding complete satisfaction in the corporate world. When researching sex-trafficking and rehabilitation centers she discovered Gracehaven. She now works as the Resource Coordinator where she works directly with the girls teaching life skills, while also performing administrative tasks. Brooke collabortes with community groups, coordinates volunteers, and is the contact person for general inquiries. 

    Contact Brooke: [email protected]

  • Carrie Rapp, Community Case Manager

    Carrie became excited about the mission of helping survivors of sex trafficking during an internship at Youth for Christ in 2015. It was always a dream for her that she would be able to eventually be involved in some way with supporting and advocating for the voiceless. Carrie was an intern at Gracehaven from January-May of 2018 and graduated in May with a degree in Social and Human Services from Columbus State University. Her passion is seeing survivors of sex trafficking and high-risk children understand how much God loves and values them, and for all people to live out their potential for a life full of the grace of Jesus. 

    Contact Carrie: [email protected]

  • Stephanie Rollins, Education Prevention Specialist

    Stephanie is a certified Peer Support Specialist (PSS) mentoring survivors on their road to recovery. Stephanie began her journey at Gracehaven as a peer supporter co-facilitating “My Life My Choice” at the Gracehaven house. As a twenty-one-year survivor of human trafficking, Stephanie brings life experience to her role and knows first hand the challenges of recovering from trauma. She demonstrates what it means to go from survivor to thriver. “My passion is to educate and spread awareness of human trafficking. I want to help other survivors find a life of freedom from the trauma and abuse we were forced to endure.”

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  • Elisha McNeal, Residential Program Coordinator

    Elisha McNeal graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2003. In 2008, she began volunteering with COFYC with the teen mom program. She had no idea that God would use those years to teach and prepare her for her future work. Elisha stayed home with her four children for their pre-school-age years and then, in 2017, God opened the door for her begin to working at Gracehaven. Elisha has developed a passion for doing trauma-informed care with the residents and is grateful that God has allowed her to partake in His work in freeing the oppressed. Elisha is active in her church and is happily married to her husband Joel. Elisha enjoys laughing, deep conversations, exercising and spending time with family and friends. 

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  • Traci Louden, Community Case Manager

    Traci graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a degree in Social Work. She's worked with Child Protective Services, but her passion has always been to work for a faith-based organization that serves families and at-risk youth. She joined our staff in January 2019. Her desire is that in the midst of her case management services she can help plant the seed of God's love, healing and grace. "When a client sees and understands that those of at Gracehaven care for all aspects of their life, it can open doors for God to work in amazing ways."

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  • Jessica Steinbrink, Community Case Manager

    Originally from Illinois, Jess received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University with minors in Substance Abuse Treatment and Equine Studies. She was introduced to domestic human trafficking and the prevalence of sex trafficking in Ohio during her undergraduate studies, and discovered Gracehaven while doing research for a class project and wanted to get involved. As a licensed social worker, she is committed to meeting unmet needs within her community and showing love to under-served people. At Gracehaven she focuses on connecting survivors with the support and resources needed to live fulfilling lives. Additionally, she leads support groups and teaches life skills at the Gracehaven house. Outside of Gracehaven, Jess is an avid equestrian, dancer, lover of country music, and active of her church.

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