Jeanne Allert, PhD

Jeanne has an eclectic career history: from high school English teacher, to instructional designer, to technology director, to Internet consultant. For fourteen years she managed a successful consulting practice serving trade and professional societies in their use of Internet technologies. She is an international public speaker, technical trainer, industry author, and has served as adjunct faculty for several universities. Jeanne holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies, 2021.

Jeanne is a compelling speaker on the topic of domestic human trafficking and has delivered awareness presentations in several states.  She is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, Graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy, and a Human Trafficking Contributor for the National Advisory Council for the Conference on Crimes Against Women.

Jeanne founded The Samaritan Women in 2007 and serves as Executive Director. She is the chief architect behind The Samaritan Women’s spiritual healing program and spends a great deal of time educating medical, social work, and mental health professionals about the unique needs of trafficking victims. Her work has been featured in numerous articles and in the 2015 documentary “In Plain Sight.” In 2018 she created the Institute for Shelter Care, a national initiative to address gaps in service and quality for victims of sexual exploitation.


Allert, J. (2021, June 21). Justice Professionals’ Lens on Familial Trafficking Cases. Criminal Justice Review. 

Allert, J. (2017). SHELTERED – National Practices Survey Report. The Samaritan Women. 

Allert, J. (2016). Funding Landscape for Residential Service Provider Agencies for Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking.  The Samaritan Women.

United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. (2015). Residential Service Provider’s Guide to Working with Law Enforcement Referrals of Human Trafficking Victims.  



Ohio Attorney General’s 2021 Human Trafficking Summit
NC Child Advocacy Center, Fayetteville
Conference on Crimes Against Women
Christian Community Health Fellowship Grit & Grace Conference

Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Regional Meeting
NCOSE Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit (CESE)
Children’s Advocacy Centers of NC Reflections Symposium
International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference


Human Trafficking Awareness – Southeast Christian Church – Louisville, KY
Sheltered Conference 2019 – Southeast Christian Church – La Grange, KY
Children’s Advocacy Centers of NC Symposium – Kitty Hawk, NC
Conference on Crimes Against Women – Dallas, TX
Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit (NCOSE) – Washington, DC

Global Missions Health Conference – Louisville, KY
Christian Abolitionists Symposium – Washington, DC
Power Talks on Good Life TV45 – Orlando, FL
Q-Commons – Baltimore, MD
Eric Metaxas Show – Syndicated Radio
Family Radio Network – Syndicated Radio
Crimes Against Children Conference – Dallas, TX
Comcast Newsmakers – Online
American Association of Christian Counselors Regional Summit – York, PA
Conference on Crimes Against Women – Dallas, TX
National Organization for Human Services Mid-Atlantic Consortium – Arnold, MD
Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit – Washington, DC
Don Kroah Show – WAVA-AM, Washington, DC

SHELTERED Conference – Columbia, MD
American Association of Christian Counselors Annual Conference – Nashville, TN
Human Trafficking Summit, Georgetown College – Georgetown, KY
Rotary International Regional Conference – Hyattsville, MD
Global Trauma Institute – Philadelphia, PA
WAVA Women in Ministry Conference – Washington, DC
Brigham Young University Annual Human Trafficking Summit – Provo, UT
Health Effects of Human Trafficking Conference – Baltimore, MD

Baltimore City Grand Jury
Delaware Valley Adolescent Reproductive Health Conference, Wilmington, DE
Baltimore Conference, African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Delaware Medical Society, Wilmington, DE


Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2019, The Daily Record

Most Innovative Woman of the Year for Government and Non-profit 2018 – Silver Stevie American Business Award

Woman of Distinction Awards – Junior League of Baltimore

Make a Difference Award – East Baltimore Community

Service to Survivors Award – Friends of Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation

Individual Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Service, Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration

Howard County Soroptimist Ruby Award

Southeast Region Soroptimist Ruby Award

Maryland Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.