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.
Linda McQuary, MSW
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 email@example.com with any questions.