Board Secretary, International Institute of Buffalo
Amy Fleischauer, LMSW is currently the Director of Survivor Support Services at the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB), a program that supports the efforts of survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence in their work toward safety and self-sufficiency. Grounded in the principals of trauma-informed care, harm-reduction and the battered women’s movement, IIB provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services to approximately 180 survivors from 45 different countries of origin each year. Ms. Fleischauer has served as the co-leader of the Western District of New York’s Anti-Trafficking Task Force since its inception in 2007. In addition, Ms. Fleischauer serves as the Director of Survivor Support Services for the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium, providing training and technical assistance for organizations administering direct care to survivors of human trafficking across fourteen states.
Ms. Fleischauer is a consistent presenter and panelist at state and national conferences on topics including working effectively with law enforcement partners, trauma-informed case management, cultural competency, and managing large-survivor cases. She has a certificate in Trauma Counseling from the University of Buffalo and recently became certified by SAMHSA to train on the topic of “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses”. Ms. Fleischauer was awarded the 2010 FBI Directors Community Leadership Award and the 2009 New York State Governor’s Certificate of Recognition for her anti-trafficking efforts. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of Freedom Network USA, having held positions of Membership Co-Chair (2010-2013) and Conference Co-Chair (2013-2015)