Catholic Health Association of the United States

Speaker Bio

Holly Austin Gibbs is the director of CommonSpirit Health's Violence and Human Trafficking Response Program. In this role, sheoversees efforts to implement policies, procedures and education that will assist physicians and staff in identifying patients who may be experiencing abuse, neglect or violence, including human trafficking, and in offering victim assistance to patients in a trauma-informed manner. In 2014, she published an academic book titled Walking Prey: How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery; and in 2019, she received the Sister Concilia Moran Award from the Catholic Health Association. As a survivor of child sex trafficking, Ms. Gibbs has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous organizations, including the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the AMBER Alert program.