Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce held its General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm, located at Harbor Terrace Restaurant, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz, FL  33558.

This month’s Sponsor was: Copperstone Executive Suites. The General Membership Lunch was open to all members and guests.

The Guest Speaker this month was: Liana Dean. The Topic was: Human Trafficking.

About Liana Dean:

Liana Dean is a Master Level Practitioner and Team Lead with BayCare Behavioral Health’s Community Health Activation Team (C.H.A.T.).

Please help the Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking to increase awareness about the crime of human trafficking. July 30, 2017 is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons.   In 2013, the United Nations member states adopted a resolution which declared that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”  Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Florida. Florida consistently ranks third in the nation with regard to the number of calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  In 2016, Florida had the third highest number of human trafficking cases in the country, with 550 cases reported.


You CAN help!!

  • If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


  • Raise awareness and share that July 30th is World Day Against Trafficking In Persons on your social media. You can use the hashtags #givehope or #EndHumanTrafficking.  Share the infographic below!



  • Support the Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking by:

  • Promoting that our PSA’s will be airing on the CW/WTOG-TV, a subdivision of CBS, from August 28th through October 27rd.  These PSA’s will air in 10 central Florida counties and are estimated to make 12 million impressions. 
  • Helping us to increase awareness about this issue by sharing the attached flyer on your social media, at outreach events, or via any other method that is appropriate for your organization.
  • Requesting a training from the Commission on this topic by sending me an email. We offer CEU’s!!
  • Following us on Twitter and Facebook @knowmorepasco


  • You can learn more about human trafficking from the experts by attending the 2017 Human Trafficking Summit in Orlando on October 2, 2017.  To register or for additional information, please visit www.humantraffickingsummit.com.


Thank you for your support of this very important issue! If you have any questions about the Commission or are interested in partnering with us in some way to combat the crime of human trafficking, please feel free to contact me.




Liana Dean, MSW

Chair, Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking

Community Health Leader

Community Health Activation Team (C.H.A.T)

BayCare Behavioral Health- Magnolia Plaza- MS 854

7809 Massachusetts Ave.

New Port Richey, Fl 34653

Office: 727-315-8652       

Cell: 727-809-0197

Email: Liana.Dean@baycare.org

Web: www.baycare.org/behavioralhealth

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