Our staff is one of our greatest assets at SWITCH. Meet the team below.
ZAINA Greene, Executive Director
Zaina Greene has served as Switch’s Executive Director since 2016 and also serves as a Co-Chair to the Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force. She brings passion and a wealth of ministry experience to this position, having served women and youth through various organizations in her local community for over seventeen years. Most recently, she has been trained under Shared Hope International’s JuST Conference for four consecutive years.
It was 2012 when Zaina first learned that human trafficking was happening in her own state. This ignited something in her, and the more she educated herself about the issue, the stronger her resolve grew to take action. After much training, counsel, and prayer, she joined Switch in 2014. This role has only deepened Zaina’s desire to be a culture changer and to help mobilize Upstate South Carolina in fighting human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She believes an awakened and united community will see human trafficking abolished.
Lindsay Blair, Program Director
Lindsay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, and currently serves as the Program Director for Switch. She has worked with women in the commercial sex industry for over five years. Lindsay currently oversees the daily operations of Switch’s awareness, prevention, demand, intervention, and restoration programs. Lindsay has worked with other Switch team members and community partners to build a strong network of victim service providers to assist women out of the life of the commercial sex industry. Lindsay received training by Shared Hope International in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was invited to be a conference presenter at the Shared Hope International (JuST) Conference in Washington, DC in 2015. Lindsay frequently represents Switch on both the local and state level task forces fighting against human trafficking in South Carolina.
Kat Teears, Care Coordinator
Kat is gifted in compassion and has a holy discontent for injustice, fully equipping her in her calling to SWITCH. Kat has experience with Victim Advocacy and Ministry environments and has learned how relationship can fuel productivity. Her heart is to show the love of Jesus in all she does. She has served with the Julie Valentine Center as a victim advocate to help empower victims/survivors of sexual assault and/or child sexual abuse in re-establishing control of their lives. Kat has also served on staff with Set Free Alliance, an anti-human trafficking organization focusing their efforts in India. Kat is expectant to have dreams come to fulfillment and is grateful to serve alongside the people of SWITCH to fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation in South Carolina.
Maggie Turner, Care Coordinator
Maggie Turner, originally from Orlando, Florida has lived in the Upstate since 2011 with her family. She studied ministry at Emmanuel College and then earned her Master's degree in counseling from Clemson University. She is a published author and an ordained pastor. She is passionate about the church embracing the call to pursue justice here on earth just as it is in Heaven and she is committed to seeing the end of human slavery in the Upstate and beyond.