Presenters

 

 

 

Dr. Wanda Polzin Holman, Clinical Director at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch

Dr. Wanda Polzin Holman has over 25 years of counselling and clinical experience working with children, youth and families across various domains including Health/Mental Health and Addictions, Children and Family Services, as well as Education.

Dr. Polzin Holman has a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D) in Counselling Psychology, a Masters Degree (MA) in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Social Worker.  Dr. Polzin Holman’s clinical training is multi-faceted, with specialization in Attachment, Trauma, EMDR, AAT, Neurobiofeedback, Family Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Concurrent Addiction and Mental Health interventions.

She has a deep passion and energy for working with children and caregivers, particularly in the area of attachment-based caregiving, trauma and trauma-informed care, family systems, complex case needs (dual diagnosis), evidence-based practices, supporting resiliency, and promoting wellness.

Sgt. Roland MISIK, NCO/ic of the K Division Human Trafficking Unit, Human Trafficking Provincial Coordinator, Alberta

Sgt. MISIK has been in charge of the K Division Human Trafficking unit since February of 2023 and his focus is on file quality assurance, education / advocacy and crime prevention. Sgt. MISIK has served with the RCMP for nearly 19  years with the majority of his service working in the K Division Serious Crimes Branch units including the Missing and Murdered Women’s Task Force (Formerly Project KARE), Major Crimes (homicide) and Historical Homicide Unit.  Sgt. MISIK’s service started as a General Duty member in Gleichen, Alberta which encompasses the Siksika Nation Black Foot Nation in Southern Alberta between 2005 – 2009. Sgt. MISIK also served for 4 years in the K Division INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team) where he investigated International Terrorism cases. He is experienced in forensic interviewing, source development, covert operations, judicial authorization drafting, project management and also holds a position as the K Division North Crisis Negotiator Team Leader.

Maggy Laton, Bilingual Partnership Specialist, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking

Maggy Laton is the Bilingual Partnership Specialist at the Centre and has worked with the organization since 2019. She has worked in the anti-human trafficking sector since 2015, working with children and youth providing frontline service delivery before moving into the role at the Centre.

At the Centre she works to support other nonprofit organizations in their work to end human trafficking.

She is passionate about ending all gender based violence and supporting survivors in exiting all forms of exploitation and abuse.