Stop It Now! Advisory Council Member
Nicole G. Epps
Executive Director, World Childhood Foundation USA
In 2021, Nicole G. Epps will assume the title of Executive Director of the World Childhood Foundation USA, after 5 years as the Managing Director of Programs and Policy. Before joining the World Childhood Foundation, Epps has been a non-profit leader in the anti-trafficking and street affected, vulnerable youth population, both domestically and internationally.
Epps is the former Associate Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex Counties, where she implemented and managed community outreach and the Fostering Futures program that provided life skills, HIV and STDI screenings for teens in foster care that will age out of the child welfare system. Prior to CASA, Epps led the U.S. office of anti-trafficking organization Apne Aap. She was charged with expanding Apne Aap's community programs to save the lives of human trafficking minority females throughout India. She led workshops, implemented anti-trafficking trainings and forged partnerships with public and private organizations, such as UNICEF, the UN and Morgan Stanley. At Safe Horizon, the largest victim services organization in New York, Epps created, implemented and managed Team Horizon, the first grassroots initiative of Safe Horizon. She served as the primary relationship manager for community-based target accounts and constituents, responsible for leveraging those relationships to maximize engagement through major gifts, corporate initiatives, partnerships and community relations.
Epps is a Steering Committee and Policy Co-Chair of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. She has been appointed to the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and chairs the Outreach and Engagement Committee. She is a member of APSAC’s Public Policy Committee. She is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s James Brister Society and serves in an advisory role for RAINN, Stop it Now!, Gallop NYC and Visions and Pathways.
Epps is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations. She received her MBA in Management and Marketing from the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business. She studied International Law, Economics and Organization at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is pursuing her MSW at Rutgers University School of Social Work.