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ABOUT US

ACT is a private intelligence nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), based out of Long Island, NY, dedicated to ending Human Trafficking in the USA by providing Law Enforcement with additional resources and actionable intelligence.  EIN: 85-3473092

WHO WE ARE

We are US Special Operations and Law Enforcement Veterans that bring over 100 years of experience, with backgrounds from US Army Special Forces and Special Operations intelligence, US Navy SEALs, US Marine Corps Force Recon, the New York Police Department, and the Port Authority Police Department.

WHAT WE DO

Human Trafficking is a social issue and criminal activity that endangers our nations most vulnerable, primarily women and children. Our process is designed to maximize the power of justice to curb these heinous events. We work alongside Law Enforcement to hunt Human Trafficking networks and liberate innocent lives from modern day slavery. We believe that there can never be enough people working together to combat this issue. One person being trafficked is too many.

Nicholas DeFelice

Nicholas DeFelice

Founder & CEO | Chairman of the Board

As a former Paratrooper and Special Operations intelligence operative, Nick founded Atlantic Counter Trafficking (ACT) in October of 2020 after learning about the horror of a criminal activity that is human trafficking. When Nick realized that his skills and technical expertise could help people in need, he decided it was time to establish ACT and hunt human traffickers. Nick's goal with ACT is to use his experience to effectively disrupt human trafficking networks.

Nick served in elite Airborne and Special Operations units from 2016 to 2020, where he deployed to CENTCOM from 2017 to 2018. Nick was then selected for a US Army Special Operations Command assignment from 2018 to 2019. Nick left active duty in 2020, and is currently involved in the Special Operations community while continuing his education at Stony Brook University.

nick@actnowusa.org
Justin Yodice

Justin Yodice

Co-Founder & CFO | Founding Board Member
Development Director | Media Director
CEO of Ironside Intelligence Inc

Justin Co-Founded Atlantic Counter Trafficking (ACT) in October of 2020. When he heard about the opportunity to influence positive change in his community, he immediately took initiative, and helped form ACT. Justin is a results oriented professional with a major passion for helping those who have become victimized. He is a highly-motivated leader who implements the needed qualities to run the task at hand with maximum efficiency. Justin exhibits goodwill, diplomacy and the ability to get along with others at the highest capacity. With an extensive background in Finance, Justin is a huge asset overseeing ACT’s finances. Having been a small business owner for over nine years, Justin brings an immense amount of experience to our team across the board. As such, Justin is currently serving as our Chief Financial Officer in addition to being a founding member of the board of directors.

In Justin’s free time, he serves his community as an Emergency Medical Technician. He has served the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps for over 5 years. To further his impact in his community, Justin coaches wrestling for the Commack Union Free School District. With over 7 years coaching the youth, Justin emphasizes building an appreciation for the sport and uses it to instill maturity and mental tenacity. Justin is also a mixed martial artist and an active competitor. He can also be found instructing at Trigon Academy in his free time. Justin attended Baruch College in 2017 for a degree in Finance. Currently, Justin is continuing his education at SUNY Farmingdale.

justin@actnowusa.org  
Sophia Fisher

Sophia Fisher

Board Member
Executive Director of Stop the Demand Project

Executive Director of Stop the Demand Project

Sophia is an anti-human trafficking advocate, working to crack down on the growing crime and bring about reform. Sophia has appeared on Breitbart national radio, Right Side Broadcasting Network, and numerous podcasts to discuss this global crisis.

Sophia is located in Akron, OH, one of the largest hubs for human trafficking in the United States. Whether speaking to students or spreading awareness on social media, Sophia desires to educate her peers about the reality of human trafficking. In January of 2021, Sophia launched Stop the Demand Project, a digital campaign dedicated to combating human trafficking through educational content.
Joe D.

Tom Buda

Investigation & Security Adviser
President at Buda Security Inc

President at Buda Security Inc

Tom Buda recently served twelve years with the U.S. Dept. of State as the Law Enforcement Liaison and Senior Adviser on security matters relating to the UN community. In 2006, while on active duty with the Navy, he managed the DOD distinguished visitors program at the U.S. Mission to the UN then returned to the Navy Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer specializing in Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection assigned to Submarine Group 10 providing security for ballistic missile submarines. Tom deployed once again in 2009 and was assigned to JTF Guantanamo with the Joint Intelligence Group supervising Intelligence Analysts and was assigned as Chief of Security for Military Commissions. 

 Previously, Tom served with the NYPD as a Detective for 20 years. His assignments included serving on the FBI/ NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the FBI NY Office Hazardous Material Response team. Tom also acted as a lead investigator on the attacks on September 11th, the anthrax attacks, responded to Yemen immediately following the attack of the USS Cole, and was designated as the FBI New York Office Special Events Coordinator responsible to assist in the security coordination for the UN General Assembly, the Republican National Convention, Special Session of Congress in NYC, and the World Economic Forum among other events. In addition, Thomas investigated domestic and International terrorist groups, the FBI/ NYPD Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, the 75th Precinct Detective Squad, Midtown North Detective Squad and the Organized Crime Control Bureau’s Narcotics division. He investigated such crimes as terrorism, homicide, armed bank robberies, kidnappings, gang violence, assaults, armored car robberies, bank burglaries, extortion and organized crime. Tom also provided training in Interview and Interrogation and crime scene investigations.

Tom is a licensed Private Investigator and security consultant specializing in armed and unarmed security and executive protection.
Matt B.

Matt B.

Board Member

Matt is a Special Operations intelligence operative who specializes in information collection. Matt brings a wide variety of training and experience to ACT. Some of his recent accomplishments include Airborne School, Joint CI/HUMINT Analysis and Targeting Course, Pre Special Forces Sniper Course, SFAUCC, and Basic Breaching.

While serving with US Army Special Operations Command, Matt has deployed and area expertise in the AFRICOM, SOCEUR, and SOCPAC regions. Matt has a demonstrated passion for combating human trafficking, and is constantly assessing for potential talent that can make a positive impact on this issue.
Joe D.

Joe D.

Board Member

Joe, having graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2012, brings strategic genius and expertise in communications, production, and messaging to combat human trafficking. As a small business owner himself, Joe advises the board on organizational decisions.

WANT TO JOIN US?

Want to join us? We are constantly striving to push boundaries and drive our Non-Profit forward. We thrive in a culture of restlessness and innovation, which is why we are always on the lookout for talented and inspired people to join the team - people who share our vision, who can make a difference and who want to be part of something big.

CONTACT INFO

125 South 2nd Street, Unit 2 Bayshore, New York 11706

info@actnowusa.org

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