Coaxion is a non profit, non-governmental organization that works to unite, support, and fortify those serving individuals impacted or vulnerable to sex trafficking & child exploitation.
Coaxion recognizes that law enforcement agencies and critical service providers don’t always have the necessary resources to immediately address the complexities of human trafficking and child exploitation. Coaxion works with law enforcement and survivor treatment providers to promote a coalescence of all multidisciplinary professionals involved in the complex processes of child protection and healing.
Coaxion is an organization of professionals committed to ending child exploitation and sex trafficking. We fortify those who have the mandate to keep our children safe. We have dedicated our lives and efforts to this cause.
We have the ability. We have the knowledge, and we have the drive to put an end to child exploitation. This is what we do. This is who we are.
Tevya Ware serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Coaxion Global. She has worked in the nonprofit and for-profit space as a Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance for the past seven years.
During her career, she has facilitated growth from $990,000 to more than $38,700,000 in annual revenue with net assets exceeding $60 million.
Tevya has managed nonprofit organizations spanning Canada, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. Her expertise includes grant administration, regulatory compliance, nonprofit best practices, human resource administration, strategic partnerships, and audit management.
Tevya is passionate about strengthening individuals and building resilient communities. She has traveled across the world to provide sustainable vocational training in agricultural facility repair, farm work, and food preparation.
Tevya also serves as a Partner and active Board Member of Natural Biologics, a natural livestock feed supplement company. Tevya is the Founder and President of Ware Animal Products, a consulting business she created with her late husband, Richard Ware.
Tevya earned Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in Chemistry and Animal Science. She was the first author of a Malic Acid study, which was published in the Journal of Animal Science. The research was funded by the University of California, Davis, and Brigham Young University.
After her husband received his Ph.D. in Animal Science, Tevya put her education on hold to be a full-time mother. In 2013, Rich was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, at which time Tevya re-entered the workforce to cover the growing medical bills and to take care of her family. They fought cancer for two years and enjoyed three remissions; but ultimately, Tevya lost her best friend and sweetheart in 2015.
Carlos Rodriguez serves as the Chief Program Officer of Coaxion Global. Carlos worked in law enforcement for 27 years and has a long history of leading successful team-based programs and operations. He spent the majority of his career overseeing teams focused on complex investigations. He has received numerous awards and recognitions.
The most rewarding assignment of Carlos’ celebrated career was his time leading the Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF). The Task Force was on the verge of being cut when he was asked to build the program. He worked tirelessly to investigate crimes against children spanning Washington State and built a highly-trained and respected task force that has been replicated in multiple regions.
Carlos is recognized as a leading subject matter expert in the area of sex trafficking and child exploitation investigations. Carlos continues to consult and collaborate with leaders in anti-child exploitation throughout the United States and abroad. Most importantly, the teams Carlos built continue to succeed and lead the way in anti-child exploitation efforts.
Carlos believes that if we as a community want to effectively end trafficking and child exploitation, our approaches must change. He is committed to disrupting the business of child exploitation at the point of demand, as opposed to picking up the pieces.
Prior to his work in anti-trafficking, Carlos was selected as the State Coordinator for the Washington State Drug and Evaluation Classification Program where he managed all aspects of the program and collaborated with national and international agencies. He was then selected to lead the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team where he investigated mid-to upper-level drug trafficking organizations in an undercover capacity with both federal and local law enforcement personnel. Carlos was selected to lead Washington State’s Executive Protection Detail for two different administrations and was entrusted with the safety of the governor and the governor’s family.
In January of 1996, Carlos became a State Trooper. His first assignment was in Seattle where he was recognized for his DUI enforcement from 1996 through 2001. In 2001, he was recognized as “Trooper of the Year.” Later that year, he became an undercover auto theft detective. As an auto theft detective, he was selected as the “Investigator of the Year” by the National Insurance Crime Bureau for his efforts. Carlos was promoted to Sergeant in 2002.
Carlos began working for the Washington State Patrol in 1993 as a clerk and never planned on becoming a law enforcement officer, but in 1995 tragedy struck. His girlfriend’s brother was killed by a drunk driver on Mother’s Day. At that moment Carlos decided to become a state trooper to prevent others from experiencing the heartache her family endured.
Carlos married his girlfriend in 1996, and they have been together for 25 years. They have two children and two dogs that they love very much.
View Carlos’ full CV here.
Our Board of Directors
Francine Giani Luczak retired in January 2020, after a 35-year career as an executive in Utah State Government. As Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, she was responsible for policy-making and management over eight Division Directors and the mission of the Department. While Executive Director, Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed her Interim Executive Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC), where she implemented sweeping changes to employee practices and policies after numerous legislative audits and an internal investigation. Previous to her role as Executive Director, Giani-Luczak served as Director of the Division of Consumer Protection within Commerce.
Giani-Luczak was a steadfast consumer advocate who actively participated in public outreach to educate Utah citizens about fraud. Her public service was honored through the following awards; Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics “N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2011 and Utah Business Magazine’s “30 Women to Watch” in 2012.
Previous to her Cabinet appointment, Giani-Luczak was press secretary and policy advisor to the late Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the George Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in New York City and received a Master of Public Administration from the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University.
Giani makes her home in Centerville with her husband. Giani-Luczak has held many titles during her private and professional career but her favorite is “mom” to her twin daughters.
Having grown up on a Cattle Ranch in the Foothills of Alberta, Rob learned the value of committing to and completing a job early on. Helping out others in a ranching community was just a way of life and it did not take long or him to observe that teamwork not only quickened the pace but also improved the outcome through the skills and talents of many. In time, Rob found himself leading such efforts more often, than not.
Today, Rob Butler is the Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Porchlight Developments, a Real Estate Development, Construction Management and Consulting Company, based out of Western Canada. A strong believer in a core team of multi-talented people with equally strong core values, he believes that everyone deserves a great home and that we have the responsibility to make the world a better place. He is also the CEO of two other companies; Treeline Outdoors, a Roof-top Tent Company that brings people and families together in a safe, and respectful manner, enjoying nature as her true self, and Cascade Flooring, a company focused on the finishing touches, transforming a house into a home.
Often self-described as the Cowboy Photographer, combined with his passion for Overlanding, the perfect opportunity arises for Rob to meet new people, experience untamed lands, and to tell their stories through captivating images. His personal mission, “any space that I find myself in, I wish to leave it a better than I found it.” That philosophy merged with his natural ability to form relationships and his aspiration to put his professional abilities to good use, culminate in his wish to help children.
Ryan is the Vice President & General Counsel for Browning, the legendary maker of fine firearms and outdoor products. Ryan also participates as a member of the Board of Directors for the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, which is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, and related components.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah, with a focus in criminology. Following his undergraduate studies, Ryan earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University’s School of Law in Washington. Ryan returned to Utah after law school, practicing law for several years at the law firm of Holland & Hart in Salt Lake City. Ryan’s practice focused on commercial and natural resources litigation.
Ryan and his wife Leslie make their home in Kaysville, Utah, with their four young children.
Jessica R. Munoz is a clinical emergency nurse practitioner, and president and founder of Hoʻōla Nā Pua Pua (HNP) which means “New life for our children“, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the prevention of child sex trafficking and providing care for youth who have been exploited. Rooted on the “justice gene in her DNA”, her passion for shining the light in the dark places and watching new life come forth shapes her vision and life’s mission.
She provides executive leadership, innovation, and development of a growing social service agency. She has 15 years of health care experience, entrepreneurship, and community advocacy, transformational systems change, and leadership.
Over the past 12 years she has published articles, provided training and strategies on identification, intervention, and response for hundreds of health care professionals, service providers, law enforcement, and community leaders. She works closely with the judiciary, district attorneys, and state, federal, and local law enforcement to help shape a multi-disciplinary collaborative response to trafficked youth and young adults in Hawaii and beyond.
Since 2009, Jessica and her team have been driving the anti-trafficking movement in the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific. Her passion to serve exploited children and her pursuit of comprehensive understanding of their needs has fostered her role as a trainer and advisor in Cameroon, Africa with Vital Voices Global Partnership. She has also provided training on trauma informed survivor centered care and building MDT’s in Samoa, Cambodia, Africa, and Thailand. She has also provided services, training, and medical care in Guatemala and Mexico.
Through her work, Jessica has emphasized the continuum of care and the Response Framework needed for underage trafficking victims through collaborative, health centric, trauma-informed systems and victim-centered approaches and partnerships. One of her core initiatives is working to open Pearl Haven— Hawaii’s first residential treatment campus for sexually exploited teenage girls. Set to open April 1, 2021.
Of note, she and her team worked with CBS and the executive producers of the TV show Hawaii Five-0 to bring awareness through their March 10th, 2017 episode Puka ‘Ana or “exodus” which highlights the issue of child sex trafficking in Hawaii and the work being done by the organization. This episode had over 8.9 million viewers and multiple PSA’s created by the cast to help spread awareness.
Awards & Accolades:
- 2007 Kapiolani Medical Center Nurse of the Year for Women and Children
- 2010 awarded the Faces of Nursing for the State of Hawaii
- 2012 was the national awardee of the Emergency Medicine Physician Inc. Nurse Practitioner of the Year
- 2013 TedX Honolulu Conference speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator
- 2016 Cades and Shuttes Non-Profit Leadership Award for Ho’ola Na Pua
- 2017 PBN’s 40 under 40 Leadership Awardee
- 2018 Pacific Century Fellow Alumni
- 2018 Commencement Speaker, UH School of Social Work
- 2019 Hometown Hero, Hawaii New’s Now
- 2019 & 2020 Honolulu Magazine’s Woman of Distinction
- Omidyar Fellows Program, Cohort VII
- 2021 Honolulu Business Magazine “20 for the next 20”