Vice President of Strategic Mobilization and Senior Advisor, Global Trafficking in Persons


  •  Sylvia Ui’lani Matayoshi is recognized as a subject matter expert on Human Trafficking. Her career spans over 25 years working on the frontline with law enforcement agencies and culturally specific organizations.

  •  She continues to train Law Enforcement Officers, Victim Advocates, Law Makers and Communities throughout the US, South America and with Native American tribes.

  •  Sylvia was the first full time Female Operative for an international operations rescue team, comprised of members with backgrounds ranging from CIA, Homeland Security, Navy Seals and the US Military. She is currently a Senior Advisor (lead), Global Trafficking in Persons Division for MPERS International.

  • Sylvia serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Lives Matter