Advisory Council

Advisory Board

Darren Davis – In 1995, God led Darren out from his life in corporate America and into his true destiny as the Founder and Director of LIGHT International, a ministry which serves to mobilize a global church planting movement that trains and sends out end-time laborers into their God-given purpose. As the visionary for the LIGHT movement, Darren oversees all arms of LIGHT International, which includes the Eleventh Hour Initiative and The Harbour Church. He and his wife, Wendy have been married for 21 years and have three children: Savannah, Jesse and Luke.

Darren provides spiritual leadership and authority and is the designated mediator should there be an unresolvable conflict between board members.

Marie Ferri – Licensed Mental Health Counselor, British Horse Society Instructor, PATH International Instructor (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int.), FEI Level Rider (Federal Equestrian International) — Marie has run college level riding programs, developed and engineered an equestrian center, taught and successfully competed in dressage at the national level, and has worked with therapeutic riding programs for the last ten years. She has extensive experience working with addictions, trauma, Reactive Attachment Disorder, grief and loss utilizing the equestrian sciences.

Marie brings her extensive knowledge and experience with horses, equestrian services and mental health counseling to Hepzibah House as Double H Equestrian Center comes into being. She will serve as President of the Board for Double H.

John Griffey – John Griffey has more than 25 years experience as a security professional. He started his security career in the U.S. Marine Corps protecting U.S. Embassy personnel and property as a Marine Security Guard. He has overseen the management of security operations for US Diplomatic Missions and has conducted quality control inspections and specialized security training throughout the world. John is currently a senior executive in one of the largest publicly traded global security companies and is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

In serving women rescued out of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, security concerns need are of special significance. John brings his extensive skills and experience as a security expert to our work to provide physical safety for both residents and staff.

Katrina Rodriguez, Business Owner, Internet Business Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Trafficking Survivor — Katrina has many years in the beauty industry as a licensed cosmetologist and salon owner/operator. She has also begun a beauty industry search engine internet business. Katrina has been an educator and public speaker for a number of years with major manufacturers and is now lending her public speaking skills to Hepzibah House events sharing her story as a survivor, raising awareness and the importance of rehabilitation services for women coming out of this experience.

Katrina serves as a business woman and a survivor. She often speaks at awareness events and has a unique ability to communicate the significance of timely intervention and services to survivors. Her testimony is both heartbreaking and encouraging as she is living testimony of God’s faithfulness and healing grace.

Paula Thompson is a freelance Financial Accountant, who has been personally and professionally trained by a financial/law major, and has been keeping financial records for law firms and business investors since 1984.  Paula is currently the Vice President/Treasurer of an award winning Landscape Company that has been in business since 1995.  Paula also serves as an Elder at Jacob’s Well church in Boynton Beach, Florida.  Paula has completed over 7 years of theological studies and is the author of Rebuilding for Kingdom Living.  Paula lives in Coconut Creek, Florida.