Alisa Bernard

Director of Education and Partnerships

Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Alisa Bernard has served OPS in a variety of capacities since 2013 including in her current role as Director of Education and Partnerships. In addition to co-directing OPS, Alisa is known for her expertise on multi-prong and asymmetric policy model responses to CSE and the impacts these approaches have as they are implemented within American social structures. She is an independent consultant, educator, and presenter having consulted to organizations and agencies across the US, including: Demand Abolition, World Without Exploitation and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. She is a founding member of King County’s Ending Exploitation Collaborative, is a member of the King County CSEC Taskforce, represents OPS on the Washington State Anti-Trafficking Task Force, and sits on numerous public and private advisory boards. She developed and delivers an online skill-building and empowerment mentoring series for survivors of CSE. Alisa uses her lived experiences of CSE, teen homelessness, domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse as a lens to inform her work and approach. She is an MPA candidate at The University of Washington and her writing has been featured in the Seattle Times, Crosscut and other online and print media.