Meet the Team

Sharon Windham

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Founder & CEO



Sharon Windham is a speaker, advocate, and educator for sexual health and human rights. Her advocacy work in sexual health and human trafficking combined with her personal experience with life after trauma led her to start United For Human Dignity. 


Understanding the emotional and psychological struggles that follow a traumatic experience, Sharon wanted to create a resource to help sex trafficking survivors have employment opportunities they deserve and reclaim their dignity and financial security.


Sharon has held various professional positions in education, marketing, and project management.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as the Director of Ethics and Diversity. 


Sharon has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Counseling. Her goal is to become a certified Sex Therapist. 


Sharon’s encouraging journey to motherhood can be read here: https://issuu.com/healthcrossings/docs/fall2011/10.

Darwin Ruiz

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 Communication Manager,

Health & Wellness Coach


Darwin Ruiz's work as an Exercise and Wellness coach focuses on issues related to chronic stress and pain. Using exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies, Darwin teaches others how to create lasting physical, mental, and emotional health.  


Darwin's background in the health and wellness industry gives him a unique insight into the role of self-care for human trafficking survivors.


Darwin has written extensively on a wide range of topics. His work with United For Human Dignity helps the organization share its message to a larger audience and provide the resources that help human trafficking survivors create new opportunities for personal and professional growth. 


Darwin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. He is a certified Exercise Coach, CHEK Practitioner, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the CHEK Institute in Carlsbad, California.

Jenny Lilley-Huynh

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Operations Assistant,

Volunteer Coordinator


Jenny Lilley-Huynh comes with experience in operations and accounting. She has strong values when it comes to customer service and is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals. 


Having lost loved ones, Jenny’s personal life journey has given her insight to the impact that drugs and prostitution has on people. She understands firsthand the value of kindness from others and how much it has helped her get to where she is today. 


For Jenny, joining United For Human Dignity is a way she can give back to her community and support survivors.


Jenny’s personal hobbies include entomology, horticulture, and billiards.

Board Members

Sharon Windham

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Gil Kauffman

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Mark Rudkin

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Judy Ney

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