Leadership & Staff

Coalition Leadership

CATE leadership is made up of executive leaders from our Collaborative Partnership organizations. Collaborative Partner organizations have made anti-trafficking interventions an organizational priority, strictly adhere to shared values, share responsibility and resources, and are considered equal partners in the leadership of CATE.

Currently, CATE is hosted and administratively supported by Healing Action, a Collaborative Partner Organization.

Coalition Staff

Linda McQuary, MSW

Membership Coordinator


Linda McQuary, LCSW, as the manager of Missouri Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE), is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluation activities associated with the coalition.  She holds a Master of Social Work from St. Louis University.  Linda began her career working to protect child abuse victims in both rural and urban areas of Missouri. Her passion for protecting this vulnerable population transitioned from direct services to a trauma informed leadership position, building, training, and facilitating multidisciplinary teams involved in the investigation, prosecution, and service provision of child abuse victims.  Most children served by these multidisciplinary teams experienced sexually abused, including victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  To ensure a healthy work/life balance, Linda enjoys spending time and receiving support from her significant other and his children (her “bonus kids”).  Bio coming soon!

Reach out to Linda at linda@mocate.org with any questions.

Tim Stout

Community Educator
AmeriCorps State Member
Tim Stout joined CATE as an Americorps State Member in August of 2020. He grew up in rural areas outside of St. Louis, but now lives in St. Louis County. From a very young age, Tim was surrounded by an extended family of social workers and instilled with the importance of working for others. This is Tim’s first time working in a non-profit agency, after an internship was cut short due to Covid-19, and he is very excited to serve CATE for the upcoming year. Tim graduated from Knox College in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology, and hopes to continue on to graduate school after serving with Americorps. 
Reach out to Tim at tim@healingaction.org with any questions.

Become a Member

CATE is currently accepting applications for membership. To request an application, email us at organizer@mocate.org

Make valuable connections with other providers and community members across the state facing the same challenges.

Professional Development

Build your team's knowledge and skills year around to continually meet the changing needs of human trafficking victims.

Practical Resources

Empower your staff with access to content and tools to solve problems and excel in the many jobs they do.

Education and training is available to membership and community members to ensure best practices in understanding, preventing and responding to human trafficking in Missouri.
Conferences, workshops and regional meetings facilitate a collaborative movement among community members and service providers in Missouri.
Recommended information and resources about human trafficking nationally and statewide.