Placed Leaders

Lara Powers

Senior Manager, Program Learning & Impact, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

Humanity United

We partnered with Humanity United on the search for a Senior Manager, Program Learning & Impact, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. Humanity United is a philanthropic organization dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring peace and freedom. 

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Lara Powers to the role.

Powers is a consultant who has been on the forefront of domestic anti-trafficking efforts for over 10 years.

Previously, Powers was the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline manager at Polaris, where she oversaw hotline case quality and response; protocol and policy development; outcomes and impact management; and staff training, wellness, and professional development. 

In addition to her work at Polaris, she has advised the United Nations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a wide array of non-governmental stakeholders promising practices for survivor-centered, survivor-led engagement in the anti-trafficking field. 

Powers holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development from the American University’s School of International Service, with a concentration in human trafficking and gender-based violence.