Board of Directors

MISSSEY Board of Directors

Holly Joshi, General Member

Holly Joshi is an Oakland native who has been committed to the issue of commercial sexual exploitation for over a decade. As the supervisor of the Oakland Police Department’s Child Exploitation Unit, she crafted victim centered department policy, formed the city’s first joint trafficking task force with the FBI, and worked in collaboration with the Alameda County District Attorney, advocates, and survivors for the successful passage of Prop 35- California’s Anti-trafficking legislation. She served on Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Human Trafficking Task Force and has taught trafficking prevention, intervention, and response to law enforcement and service providers across the country. Holly sees education as an important leverage point in our fight for equity and holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership for Social Justice from St. Mary’s College. She believes in the resilience and brilliance of young people and the transformative power of an informed and engaged community.

Kelly Paschal

Kelly Paschal-Hunter, General Member

Kelly has been a mentor, advocate and supporter of MISSSEY for many years, and is committed to protecting the most vulnerable. She is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with a background in fundraising. Kelly holds a B.A. in Communicative Disorders, with an emphasis in Speech Pathology from San Francisco State University. As an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, she believes that as a community, our voices and actions can be impactful and lead to the eradication of commercial sexual exploitation.

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Jyotshna Kansakar, General Member

Jyotshna was born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas in Kathmandu, Nepal. She moved from Nepal in 2004 at the age of 19 to pursue an accelerated Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. After graduating, she obtained her CPA license in 2010 in the State of New Jersey. Since 2009, Jyotshna has held different roles within internal and external audit functions, gaining experience across several industries including energy, financial markets and technology. Her latest tenure is with Internal Audit at Google where she has focused on various verticals including hardware, corporate functions (human resources, payroll, equity), and ads.

Coming from a society where patriarchy still reigns and women are actively trafficked across the border to neighboring countries, Jyotshna is deeply passionate and remains a strong advocate for the welfare of women and children. She believes that empowering women is one of the most critical elements to ensure a functioning society. This interest has led her to volunteer her time with women at elderly homes in Nepal, be an active micro-financer supporting women in agriculture, and join the Board of MISSSEY.