Defiant Hope w/ Rob Morris

November 15, 2022
Hosted by Chris Meek

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Episode Description

This week’s guest on Next Steps Forward is Rob Morris, CEO and co-founder of Love146, an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation. Before co-founding Love146, Rob worked with Mercy Ships International where he directed training schools at the International Operations Center. He has lectured and taught in more than 20 countries on issues of justice, compassion, and human rights. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, the CNN Freedom Project, Forbes, WNPR, Alec Baldwin’s “Here’s the Thing” podcast on WNYC, Fox News, and more. In 2002, Rob traveled to Southeast Asia to learn more about the then-growing human trafficking movement and to take a dramatic step to expand his already established humanitarian background. Throughout the hour Rob will speak about what sparked that trip, how he was able to learn what he was hoping to while there, and how it eventually lead him to co-found Love146, in addition to the current work that Love146 is carrying out and the difference that the organization is making in the lives of others.

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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