Set Me Free Project, a nonprofit organization, was formed after learning about the horrors of human trafficking. Our mission is to educate the masses so traffickers lose their power. Human trafficking is defined as a form of modern-day slavery and the force, fraud, or coercion of a human being for the personal profit and gain of another, with the trafficked individual having limited freedoms and receiving little to no pay or compensation; it is now the second fastest growing crime (only second to the drug trade) globally and is a $150 billion business (including sex and labor trafficking).
When Set Me Free Project was made aware of the lack of education and awareness in the United States on the subject of human trafficking, we decided to fill that need.
Stephanie Olson – CEO/President
Stephanie Olson is a speaker, an author, and the CEO/President of Set Me Free Project.
Stephanie Olson holds a BA degree in Psychology. Her experience includes 6 years of curriculum writing and development for women experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and alcohol and drug addictions; 8 years of educating women in the area empowerment and intrinsic value; 4 years of educating youth ages 11-18 in healthy relationships, the dangers of human trafficking, and social media safety. Stephanie has had extensive training, research, and study of human trafficking prevention education and social media safety. Stephanie is also a sought after speaker on the subject of women, youth, human trafficking, and nonprofit business. Stephanie currently runs two nonprofit organizations, writes and develops the curriculum for Set Me Free Project, and trains the current speakers to speak to youth with an interactive and engaging approach.
Stephanie leads the Set Me Free Project to help prevent youth and young adults from ever seeing the “dark” of trafficking. She speaks to women, youth, and families all over the United States on life issues and the dangers of human trafficking.
Stephanie is available to speak to youth and families all over the country, along with offering training to industries (ie: medical communities, truck stops, pregnancy centers, educators, security personnel, and more) and leaders in the community that are interested in becoming educated on the subject of trafficking and on how to spot victims of human trafficking.
Cindy Hultine – CFO
Cindy Hultine studied in the area of business administration and accounting. Although Cindy knew she was called to work with youth she didn’t know in what capacity. After working in the business field since 1992, Cindy then stayed at home with her children, however, in many of her volunteer positions she handled the accounting portion of each organization. After working with a nonprofit organization from 2010 – 2014, Cindy found herself immersed in the world of counter-trafficking and she knew she was called to fight to keep youth safe. Cindy helped found the Set Me Free Project in 2014 and as the Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for the organizations day to day finances in addition to the financial goals, objectives and budget.
Danielle Howell – Youth Program Director
Danielle is a Nebraska certified teacher with B.A. and M.Ed. degrees in Elementary Education. She is an experienced classroom teacher and administrator, with 6 years teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K and 4 years as a Curriculum Director, leading and training a staff of over 45 teachers. She has planned and implemented staff trainings on a wide variety of topics, including child development, positive discipline, classroom management, language and literacy, and communication.
As Youth Program Director for Set Me Free Project, Danielle currently develops curriculum and speaks to middle and high school students with the aim of preventing youth and young adults from ever seeing the “dark” of human trafficking.
Cameron Badger – Speaker/Project Development
Our Board of Directors
Jena Bailey – President, Dino’s Storage
Ryandean Birge – Counselor, Kiewit Middle School
Rick Faber – Chairman for the Greater Omaha Vistage Board.
Barry Jurgensen – History Teacher, Arlington High School
Stephanie Olson – CEO/President, Set Me Free Project
Jon Olson – Sales, Quality Structures, Inc.
Lindsey Scott – Mental Health Coordinator, Project Harmony