The Jonah Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a team of volunteers; teachers, counselors, pastors, survivors, families, and students. Each with a desire to come together and be a voice for Freedom.
MEET OUR TEAM!
BINDI TILBURY - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Bindi, whose BA is in Childhood Development, has been in the field for 20 years, and considers it "a privilege to serve low income families and support their long term goals." Originally from California, she's directed a wide variety of care projects and teams. Currently she leads the Advocacy Team at the Jonah Project, teaching in classrooms and speaking on campuses across Spokane from WSU to Mt. Spokane High School. Bindi works with survivors and at-risk youth to help develop individualized care plans for healing and has bravely engaged in many environments in order to see a woman or child walk in freedom. She particularly enjoys educating students and exploring ways the community can serve our vulnerable populations. "Bee" finds happiness exploring cultures, foods, and other countries as well as spending time with family and friends. Her hope is to "continue to providing a platform for everyone to have a chance to be apart of the Freedom movement, and take a stand against trafficking." firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. NICK GOODWIN - PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Nick Goodwin began his career practicing at Eastern Washington Psychiatric Hospital, and after 5 years entered into teaching where he shares his passion for compassionate care with his students every day. Nick assists Jonah with everything from relocation to intake, and he and his wife Nicole have been integral members of the Jonah team, advocating for survivors of trauma. They have three beautiful kids at home and a bright future changing lives! In 2018 Nick also started Goodwin Health Cafe, which meets client literally where they are at. When asked about why Nick still invests his time in Jonah he said,"I work with JP because no matter how overwhelming and monstrous sex slavery is, they choose to face Goliath every day to free the girls and survivors. Freedom is the ability -without influence of violence, or manipulation or even circumstance - to say I will live the life that God has intended for me. Jonah provides that opportunity to people who have never had it. And I am honored to be a part of it." email@example.com
ALANA HOLMES - TREASURER Alana has been married for 17 years and has three amazing children. Originally from Selah, WA, she was an “Army brat” and moved abroad. Her husband Nick is also in the Army, which has brought the Holmes family to Spokane where they've made a permanent home. While pursuing her Masters in Accounting, Alana has also served as treasurer previously on a non-profit board. She has had a powerful journey with Jonah, sharing: “Not long after volunteering we were asked to go along with Aaron to meet a teen girl who was asked to leave the home she was in and had nowhere to go. My husband and I went along, invited her to stay with us for the weekend, fell in love and she became a part of our family! I was pregnant at the time, so bringing another child into our home was overwhelming, but we felt God's pull on our hearts to ask her to stay... and she did for eight months. And we still believe love ultimately triumphs and leaves a lasting impression." In addition to the journey, Alana inspires our team with our favorite Jonah quote - "In a world where you can be anything... Be available." firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIANNA OLESEN - REARDAN/DAVENPORT HUB MANAGER Jonah continues to encourage growth of the Freedom Railroad, expanding outreach and services to other areas - places like Reardan, WA where self described "small town girl" Brianna Olesen and Lau, her husband of 3 years, manage our FIRST Jonah Project HUB! Briana began advocating in 2010 with The Family and Community Leaders pf America, soon after travelling to Europe before entering the massage industry. Almost 2 years later she opened Heeling Hands Massage and began organizing community members and businesses, loving on local kids and speaking about compassion. She loves firing up people to see beyond themselves in order to serve others and says the scripture Jonah 2:2 hits home for her: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry." email@example.com AARON - FOUNDER Aaron spent most of his career in Corporate & Executive Protection in the California Bay Area. Prior to moving to Spokane, Aaron assisted business in training security staff, developing safety plans and assessing threats. Several years later his life completely changed - and he found himself coaching baseball at local high school! That's where Jonah began, and soon he was using his previous experience to train volunteers in order to rescue & relocate kids from terrible situations. He's an avid baseball fan, and is most at peace travelling, riding horses, or working to support avenues for young people to thrive.