Stacia Freeman has served in non-profit leadership since 2006. Her experiences include: research projects related to holistic care of trafficking survivors, residential care practices addressing stabilization and standards of care, and screening tools and curriculums dedicated to identification and treatment of youth at highest risk for exploitation and delinquency. In 2016, Stacia founded EPIC Girl to address secondary prevention strategies for female youth utilizing practices based in positive youth development. Under Stacia’s direction, EPIC Girl has screened over 1000 girls through the Davidson County Juvenile Court and the Department of Children’s Services to assess safety and help youth connect to much needed resources to mitigate their risk of exploitation and other negative consequences. EPIC Girl has served over 800 girls ages 12-18 through the Identity and Empowerment Curriculums and connected more than 200 girls to mentors.
Prior to working in the non-profit field, Stacia worked in healthcare. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Mark. They are parents to eight children ages 25-8.