Andréa Quast is the Project Specialist with the Denver Anti Trafficking Alliance Demand Reduction Initiative and is a Program Assistant in the collaborative efforts to support the Rose Andom Domestic Violence Center. An employee of the Denver District Attorney’s Office since 2009, Andréa has worked collectively with system and community agencies to provide wrap-around services for survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual abuse in an effort to minimize the obstacles victims face in accessing the resources available to support living a life free from violence.
Sara Nadelman, M.P.H. is the Project Director for the Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance, part of the Special Projects Unit of the Denver District Attorney’s Office. She began her role in late June 2015. Ms. Nadelman received her B.A. in Sociology from Syracuse University in 2002, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. As part of her duties in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry (2002-2008), she was the first administrator for the Division of International Psychiatry, coordinated work on a Department of Education international psychiatry/public health grant and an anxiety/depression post-MI study. She also co-coordinated the Psychosomatic Fellowship. While working at MGH, Ms. Nadelman went on to get her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH ‘09).
In 2007, she served as a research intern with P.I. Paul Bolton, MD (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and spent 3 weeks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia performing capacity building research with World Vision International staff on the mental health issues of sexually trafficked girls. In 2008, Ms. Nadelman began her work at Boston University. As Administrative Manager for the Office of Academic Affairs for the Boston University School of Medicine, she worked on curriculum oversight projects as well as serving on the executive committee for the school’s successful reaccreditation. In late 2011, Ms. Nadelman began her position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the Project Manager for the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, a specialized physician support program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. Ms. Nadelman left Brigham and Women’s Hospital in March 2013 to begin her 2-year long role as Country Director at Transitions Global (who in September 2014 merged with Hope For Justice), an NGO based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia that provides holistic aftercare to victims of sex trafficking. She was responsible for oversight and leadership of all the Transitions programs on the ground in Phnom Penh.
Steve came to the Denver District Attorney’s Office in 1983, after seven and a half years in the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Colorado. Steve serves as the Director of Special Programs Unit. This includes administration of the Denver Victim Assistance Law and Enforcement Board. The creation and/or supervision of cutting edge criminal justice programs is an integral part of Steve’s work. These programs include the Denver Anti Trafficking Alliance, Cold Case DNA Project, Justice Review Project (Post Conviction DNA Innocence Review), Witness Protection Program (named a model of innovation by the National Association of Prosecuting Attorneys), Juvenile Diversion Program, the Rose Andom Family Justice Center, Elder Abuse Forensic Collaborative, Communities Against Senior Exploitation, the Drug Endangered Children Collaborative, and Courtrooms to Classrooms. The Denver Victim Services 2000 Project is designated by the US Department of Justice as the single urban site in the United States for a demonstration model of a victim services network.
Steve is the past Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Victims of Crime and a founding member of the Colorado Criminal Justice Commission. He has been a catalyst for developments of interagency protocols that have been replicated nationwide on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and victimization of the elderly and disabled.