Lisa L. Thompson

Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking

The Salvation Army, USA, National Headquarters



Lisa L. Thompson is the Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking for The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. In this roll she develops and coordinates the strategies for The Salvation Army to create recovery services for survivors of sexual trafficking. Additionally, she works on public policy issues and initiatives related to sexual trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Ms. Thompson is a member of The Salvation Army’s International Anti-Trafficking Task Force representing the Americas. In addition, she directs the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking, a partnership of more than 30 faith-based, human rights, and child advocacy organizations dedicated to building an international movement to eradicate trafficking of women and children.


Prior to her arrival at The Salvation Army, Ms. Thompson served as Policy Representative for the National Association of Evangelicals' (NAE) Office for Governmental Affairs in Washington, DC, from 1998 to 2001. There she was heavily involved in NAE's efforts seeking passage of legislation now known as the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.


From 1996 to 1998 Ms. Thompson worked in the People's Republic of China teaching English as a second language for Educational Services Exchange with China (ESEC). While in China she taught both at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and Peking University, in addition to serving one year as Head Central Administrator of ESEC's Beijing office.


Ms. Thompson worked from 1992 to 1995 as a Project Administrator overseeing Community Development Block Grants and Neighborhood Revitalization Projects for private consulting firms in Kentucky. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.