Board of Directors southern 2020-11-18T04:04:21+00:00
Maggie Bellino is a Licensed Master Social Worker working as a child safety specialist for the Department of Child Safety. Maggie attended one of SAAS’s presentations while studying at the University of Arizona, which is where she first learned of the prevalence of human trafficking. Maggie felt as though this could not be ignored, and she traveled to Indonesia and lived in Honduras to better understand power and control dynamics in different cultures, before settling in Tucson to continue this work. Maggie took over the role of President in 2017. In her spare time Maggie can be found hiking with her dog, cooking, designing the next home improvement project, or spending time with her family.
Sarah Herndon is a Licensed Master Social Worker currently serving as the Facility Administrator for a dialysis unit. Sarah was first exposed to Human Trafficking during a study abroad trip in Vietnam where she partnered with local social work teams rescuing minors out of sex trafficking. Upon her return to Tucson, Sarah joined SAAS’s Board of Directors and has been working to train abolitionists throughout the community. When she’s not working, you’ll find Sarah backpacking, reading, or participating in competitive running events.
Skylar Dickenson is a secretary at a Tucson dialysis clinic. After hearing so many shocking statistics about human labor and sex trafficking, she decided that this issue could not be ignored. Skylar was looking for an outlet to fill her passion for volunteer work and community involvement and joined SAAS in hopes for creating change and bettering Tucson’s community. Skylar is the secretary on our board and enjoys supporting our organization in many different ways. In her spare time, you may find her tending her garden, attending yoga classes, or hiking in southern Arizona.
Victor Bellino recently retired from a 36 year corporate career with Proctor & Gamble and COTY. He became involved with SAAS after his daughter, Maggie, recruited him! He is energized to help contribute to SAAS, and encouraged to see corporations like Delta Airlines (#GetOnBoard) and social influencers like Ashton Kutcher and Jada Pinkett Smith get involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Tori Bellino was first introduced to Human Sex Trafficking through a friend’s organization and realized how pervasive the issue is. Then her daughter Maggie became President of SAAS and thought joining the team would be a great way to become educated and involved in resolving the epidemic in Arizona and beyond our borders. Tori truly enjoys volunteering, especially with young teens who may be in crisis or just need direction. She has volunteered for many years in various organizations, and most recently assisted in a very successful fundraiser. She also enjoys being in the outdoors; hiking, walking, gardening, swimming. Eric Ferguson
Eric is a native Tucsonan who cares deeply for his community, and loves living in the Old Pueblo. He is happy to help SAAS with their IT needs, and loves being a part of the incredible work the organization does. When he is not working on computers, Eric enjoys riding his road and mountain bikes, volunteering at the Pima Animal Care Center, working with his pack of rescue pit bulls, and fly fishing.