Meet Our Team
The POHL Board of Directors are Anthony M. Babauta, President and and Laurie Peterka, Vice President. Each member is passionately invested in humanitarian aid and refugee protection and uniquely experienced in the criminal dilemmas engulfing the Pacific Region. With over 25 years of experience, Pam Brown, Esq. holds extensive experience in combating the perpetration of, and aiding victims of, but not limited to; domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, labor abuse, immigration abuse, trafficking in persons, discrimination and criminal law. As the former Assistant Secretary of the Office of Insular Affairs, Vice President Babauta has vast knowledge of the criminal issues common throughout the Pacific Region and brings a different outlook on efforts to end heinous crimes and to assists local governments in their respective efforts. Vice President and Treasurer, Laurie Peterka has dedicated her career to issues and concerns facing the Pacific Region which has allowed her to travel extensively in the region. Each maintains strong networks and contacts that serve POHL's ability to primarily assist victims of these crimes but also to make an impact and drive change through collaborative efforts within the local community as well as the Pacific Region.