Our Story

Our Mission

Coaxion is a non profit, non-governmental organization that works to unite, support, and fortify those serving individuals impacted or vulnerable to sex trafficking & child exploitation.

Coaxion recognizes that law enforcement agencies and critical service providers don’t always have the necessary resources to immediately address the complexities of human trafficking and child exploitation. Coaxion works with law enforcement and survivor treatment providers to promote a coalescence of all multidisciplinary professionals involved in the complex processes of child protection and healing. 

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Collaborators to End
We Are:
sex trafficking and child exploitation

We Value

Transparency & Integrity

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Innocence of Childhood

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Protectors of Children

Our Team

Coaxion is an organization of professionals committed to ending child exploitation and sex trafficking. We fortify those who have the mandate to keep our children safe. We have dedicated our lives and efforts to this cause.  

 

We have the ability. We have the knowledge, and we have the drive to put an end to child exploitation. This is what we do. This is who we are.

Tevya Ware, CEO

Tevya Ware serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Coaxion Global. She has worked in the nonprofit and for-profit space as a Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance for the past seven years.

 

During her career, she has facilitated growth from $990,000 to more than $38,700,000 in annual revenue with net assets exceeding $60 million.

 

Tevya has managed nonprofit organizations spanning Canada, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. Her expertise includes grant administration, regulatory compliance, nonprofit best practices, human resource administration, strategic partnerships, and audit management. 

Tevya is passionate about strengthening individuals and building resilient communities. She has traveled across the world to provide sustainable vocational training in agricultural facility repair, farm work, and food preparation. 

Tevya also serves as a Partner and active Board Member of Natural Biologics, a natural livestock feed supplement company. Tevya is the Founder and President of Ware Animal Products, a consulting business she created with her late husband, Richard Ware.

Tevya earned Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in Chemistry and Animal Science. She was the first author of a Malic Acid study, which was published in the Journal of Animal Science. The research was funded by the University of California, Davis, and Brigham Young University. 

 

After her husband received his Ph.D. in Animal Science, Tevya put her education on hold to be a full-time mother. In 2013, Rich was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, at which time Tevya re-entered the workforce to cover the growing medical bills and to take care of her family. They fought cancer for two years and enjoyed three remissions; but ultimately, Tevya lost her best friend and sweetheart in 2015.

Jon Lines, COO

Jonathan Lines is honored to join Coaxion Global as the Chief Operating Officer. Jon brings a wealth of applied leadership from his 30 years of Federal Law enforcement and non-profit service. In both arenas, he safeguarded the vulnerable from sex trafficking and child exploitation.

 

Jon retired in 2016 after 25 years of federal law enforcement where he began his career as a special agent in Phoenix, later transferring to Tucson and ending up in Utah. 

 

As an accomplished and decorated special agent, Jon served in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Investigations. Jon’s law enforcement career was punctuated by numerous prestigious awards for investigative and operational excellence, including a DHS Secretary’s Award for Excellence, and the DOJ Office of the Inspector General’s National Award of Merit, the highest honor an agent can receive. He finished his career in Utah as the Assistant Special Agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

 

Jon led those under his command to be perennial leaders in all categories of statistical productivity emphasizing innovation, efficiency, and accountability. Numerous critical initiatives conducted under his direction were adopted as national models, and his leadership helped distinguish the Utah HSI offices as among the highest producers in the nation. In addition to leading many federal national security criminal investigations, Jon was an accomplished undercover operative who later managed a regional undercover program. He was a pioneer of sorts, charged with shaping the newly birthed HSI in Utah, which was created as the investigative branch of DHS soon after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

 

Jon was instrumental in establishing HSI from its infancy in Utah to what is now a reputable and prolific force in the Utah law enforcement community. Jon excelled in leading his Utah offices and coalescing with law enforcement at all levels for optimal results. For example, Jon spearheaded a multi-jurisdictional task force, which removed over 800 violent gang members from Utah communities in a span of three years. This impressive feat garnered national attention, and Jon was called upon to coordinate national initiatives from HSI headquarters. He provided instruction throughout the United States in forums such as the National Association of Chiefs of Police Conferences, the National Sheriffs Association conferences, International Gang Conferences, and as a frequent guest instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy. He also shared his passion for law enforcement as an Associate Professor at Salt Lake Community College where he participated in developing Homeland Security curriculum.

 

He counts his most meaningful collaborative successes in the child exploitation investigations realm where his agents were integral members of the nationally renowned Internet Crimes against Children task force. Jon sat on the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking governing board and played a significant role in shaping anti-trafficking enforcement efforts in Utah.

 

Jon loved being a commissioned law enforcement officer and will forever cherish his membership in that honorable fraternity. Nevertheless, he did not relinquish his role in safeguarding others when retiring from a very distinguished law enforcement career. Upon retiring from HSI in September of 2016, Jon joined a nonprofit organization in an executive role to help the fledgling organization expand its reach and operational scalability. Jon excelled in helping both domestic and foreign law enforcement entities develop sustainable anti-trafficking and child exploitation strategies. He tapped into his years of law enforcement leadership to facilitate collaborative efforts with stakeholders from every segment of society. This approach includes contributions from governments, military, law enforcement, the intelligence community, NGO’s, private business, and stakeholders from every level of society—including private citizens and volunteers who are vital to ending child exploitation.

 

Jon employs successful collaborative principles to effectuate holistic strategies for good to combat human sex trafficking and the exploitation of children. He adheres closely to the globally adopted tenets of prevention, prosecution, protection, and partnering to safeguard children here and abroad. He is committed to educating and empowering those best positioned to protect our children from the threats posed in today’s complex and often troubled world. He often quotes Sir Edmund Burke who said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” As he leads Coaxion’s efforts, he is deeply committed to empowering law enforcement professionals with the tools they need to end human sex trafficking and the exploitation of children. 

Jon is an honors graduate of Arizona State University and the Naval Post Graduate School where he received a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense. His thesis focused on how law enforcement at every level plays a significant role in defending our nation from transnational threats.

 

Jon adores his family and considers them his pride and joy. He has a beautiful wife, Kimberly, of 36 years, and four children, two boys and two girls. He is also blessed with seven grandchildren. It is their love, support, and patience which has allowed him to dedicate the last 30 years to safeguarding the nation and now children around the world.

Carlos Rodriguez, CPO

Carlos Rodriguez serves as the Chief Program Officer of Coaxion Global. Carlos worked in law enforcement for 27 years and has a long history of leading successful team-based programs and operations. He spent the majority of his career overseeing teams focused on complex investigations. He has received numerous awards and recognitions.

The most rewarding assignment of Carlos' celebrated career was his time leading the Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF). The Task Force was on the verge of being cut when he was asked to build the program. He worked tirelessly to investigate crimes against children spanning Washington State and built a highly-trained and respected task force that has been replicated in multiple regions. 

 

Carlos is recognized as a leading subject matter expert in the area of sex trafficking and child exploitation investigations. Carlos continues to consult and collaborate with leaders in anti-child exploitation throughout the United States and abroad. Most importantly, the teams Carlos built continue to succeed and lead the way in anti-child exploitation efforts. 

 

Carlos believes that if we as a community want to effectively end trafficking and child exploitation, our approaches must change.  He is committed to disrupting the business of child exploitation at the point of demand, as opposed to picking up the pieces. 

 

Prior to his work in anti-trafficking, Carlos was selected as the State Coordinator for the Washington State Drug and Evaluation Classification Program where he managed all aspects of the program and collaborated with national and international agencies. He was then selected to lead the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team where he investigated mid-to upper-level drug trafficking organizations in an undercover capacity with both federal and local law enforcement personnel. Carlos was selected to lead Washington State’s Executive Protection Detail for two different administrations and was entrusted with the safety of the governor and the governor’s family.

In January of 1996, Carlos became a State Trooper.  His first assignment was in Seattle where he was recognized for his DUI enforcement from 1996 through 2001. In 2001, he was recognized as "Trooper of the Year."  Later that year, he became an undercover auto theft detective.  As an auto theft detective, he was selected as the "Investigator of the Year" by the National Insurance Crime Bureau for his efforts. Carlos was promoted to Sergeant in 2002. 

Carlos began working for the Washington State Patrol in 1993 as a clerk and never planned on becoming a law enforcement officer, but in 1995 tragedy struck. His girlfriend's brother was killed by a drunk driver on Mother’s Day.  At that moment Carlos decided to become a state trooper to prevent others from experiencing the heartache her family endured. 

Carlos married his girlfriend in 1996, and they have been together for 25 years.   They have two children and two dogs that they love very much.

View Carlos' full CV here.

Francine Giani Luczak, Chairperson

Francine Giani Luczak retired in January 2020, after a 35-year career as an executive in Utah State Government. As Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, she was responsible for policy-making and management over eight Division Directors and the mission of the Department. While Executive Director, Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed her Interim Executive Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC), where she implemented sweeping changes to employee practices and policies after numerous legislative audits and an internal investigation. Previous to her role as Executive Director, Giani-Luczak served as Director of the Division of Consumer Protection within Commerce.

Giani-Luczak was a steadfast consumer advocate who actively participated in public outreach to educate Utah citizens about fraud. Her public service was honored through the following awards; Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics "N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award" in 2011 and Utah Business Magazine’s “30 Women to Watch” in 2012.

Previous to her Cabinet appointment, Giani-Luczak was press secretary and policy advisor to the late Utah Governor Norman H. Bangerter. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the George Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics for the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in New York City and received a Master of Public Administration from the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University.

Giani makes her home in Centerville with her husband. Giani-Luczak has held many titles during her private and professional career but her favorite is “mom” to her twin daughters.

John Neeb, Secretary

John Neeb has served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Pierce County (Tacoma) Washington since 1992. During that time, he has handled cases involving sexual assault, human trafficking, promoting commercial sexual abuse of minors, and homicide, and he has worked collaboratively with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) and the Northwest Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  John is on the Advisory Board of the Washington Homicide Investigators Association (WHIA) and is a member of the Tacoma Police Dept. (TPD) and Pierce County Regional (PCR) Child Abduction Response Teams (CART).

John has been married for 21 years to his wife Michelle and they have a daughter and a son. John is the Vice-President of the Neeb Family Foundation (NFF), a charitable organization that supports Christian ministry and Christian Education.

Ryan Jibson, Treasurer

Ryan is the Vice President & General Counsel for Browning, the legendary maker of fine firearms and outdoor products. Ryan also participates as a member of the Board of Directors for the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, which is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, and related components.  

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah, with a focus in criminology. Following his undergraduate studies, Ryan earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University’s School of Law in Washington. Ryan returned to Utah after law school, practicing law for several years at the law firm of Holland & Hart in Salt Lake City. Ryan’s practice focused on commercial and natural resources litigation.

  

Ryan and his wife Leslie make their home in Kaysville, Utah, with their four young children. 

Our Board of Directors