Sujo John is an inspirational speaker based in Dallas, Texas. Born in Calcutta, India, he was launched into an international speaking career following the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001. Media from all over the world has taken interest in his story; Sujo has appeared and been featured in the BBC, CBC, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times- London, The National Post and countless other publications from around the globe.
Taking his story of hope around the world, Sujo John has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people in festivals, universities, churches, public schools, sporting events, Fortune 500 companies and community events in over 600 cities across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is passionate about seeing the evil of human trafficking end and believes there is a call on his life to be a catalyst for a culture of justice established in our world. He and his wife, Mary, are blessed with three beautiful children.
Clarissa is an Electrical Engineer with a Masters degree in Business Strategy and Information Systems from the London School of Economics (LSE). She specializes in Sustainability and Impact Investment and holds diplomas from the Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Program at Harvard Business School and the Social Entrepreneurship Program at INSEAD.Clarissa has a wide professional experience, having lived in the USA, Brazil, South Korea, UK, India and Qatar. Clarissa is passionate about fighting human trafficking and raising awareness about modern day slavery through fashion and art. She and her husband, Don, currently live in London with their three wonderful children.
Kari was born and raised in Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, and has played piano from the tender age of five. Before her involvement with YouCanFree.Us, Kari was on the national board of a community educational organization for students from 2001-2007. Kari has also served with various non-profit organizations for over a decade providing tutoring, mentoring, and resources to disadvantaged children and their families. Her passion is to see lives transformed and to see the “underdogs” in life flourish. Kari is the blessed wife of Marc, and the proud mother of three children.
Director, YouCanFree.Us India
Shekhar Kallianpur is one of the most sought after international speakers, based out of Mumbai, India. He is a brilliant motivational speaker, and in the last two decades has led people from all walks of life to recognize the true calling on their lives. He is a personal coach and guide to several personalities from the Bollywood film industry, and business leaders from all over South Asia. Shekhar is also the founder of Project Aashray, which feeds 300 street children and provides supplies for 100 widows each month. He is the author of the book, You Are Born Natural to Walk Supernaturally. Shekhar and his wife, Lavina, are the proud parents of two children.
Director, YouCanFree.Us Canada
Megan Palik is a small town fashionista who was born and raised in Lloydminster, Canada. Lloyd is a city that borders Canada’s two western provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has a passion for many things fitness and fashion. Megan is a high achiever and in 2008 graduated with a four year Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Megan has a passion to see human trafficking end and has travelled to India multiple times to witness first hand the horror and truth of slavery. She has a goal to work alongside the YouCanFree.Us team to lead this vision across Canada, across the globe, and particularly using fashion as a way to promote the cause.
Director, YouCanFree.Us Poland
Project Development Europe
Daniela was born and raised in Poland, and lived in London, England for several years. With a Masters in Pedagogy, and a Graduate degree in Human Resources, she is a passionate activist, and author of the book, Silence is Golden. Daniela founded Every-One project to raise awareness on human trafficking in Poland and the Polish community around the world.
Her vision is to work with governments, organizations, businesses and individuals to end human trafficking in this age. She believes that education through lectures, workshops and events is one of the keys to reach that goal. Daniela is the newest member of the YouCanFree.Us team, responsible for YouCanFree.Us projects aftercare and awareness projects in Poland and also with project development in Europe.