Meet Nancy Trifilo. She is the secretary of the Board of Directors and currently assists in Grant Writing projects for future programs. She is a major asset to the team. (part 5 of the “Heart and Part” series)
My “Heart and Part” of RMB
I have a heart to speak for those who have no voice. Compassionate from childhood toward others’ suffering, I have found myself in the arenas of alternative health care. My antipathy for injustice has motivated me to live out the Biblical mandate of Psalms 82:3,4: “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy. Help them escape the power of wicked people” and Proverbs 31:8: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.”
After working with sex trafficked organizations, and opening safe houses, I realized that I’m “wired” more for prevention than cure. Although cure is important, and many are stepping up to the plate to do that work, I feel passionate about working toward the goals of RBM: changing the mindset of the culture. In doing so, I’m helping bring change and prevention to our culture; this is why I joined the RBM team.
Working within my gifting (administrative, teaching) is what makes me come alive! I love to develop systems and processes in my administrative gifting and then help people understand the how and why of working within the system – satisfying my teaching gift. Being a part of RBM allows me to use my gifts, experience and my desire to see others’ live their purpose! We were born ON purpose – FOR a purpose! I’m living it!
I came to RBM from California, where I worked with Courage To Be You (C2BU) in Sacramento, a ministry that rehabilitates rescued victims of minor domestic sex trafficking. I was involved with C2BU in its startup and wrote the grant collaborative for the Sacramento Sherriff’s Special Task Force – a requested partnership with C2BU’s Courage House. The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) Grant was subsequently awarded and funded.
I lead the licensing team in the application process for procuring a California Residential Group Home license and acted as Operations Director for a short duration before resigning so I could write my book, Held Captive No More.
When I have time, I enjoy visiting with my children and grandchildren as well as swimming, snorkeling, organic gardening and my newest venture, maintaining a small property with my husband in Southern Oregon.
Nancy has written Held Captive No More and Open A Safe House
www.heldcaptivenomore.com – Shows the problem, cause and solution for addictions. Written to address porn addiction, it uses a unique process (Rophe Process) which identifies and helps heal the root cause of any addiction.
www.openasafehouse.com – A manual that helps establish any non-profit as well as maintain a safe house environment, giving practical options unlike what has been offered in the past.