Elisabeth Townsend joined the Together With Love team as Executive Director in June 2022. Elisabeth has spent the majority of her life in Rhode Island and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Prior to joining TWL, she worked for an international nonprofit organization, supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and overseeing various programming. Elisabeth is passionate about connecting, equipping and empowering members of the community to use their unique gifts and abilities to make an impact in the lives of those marginalized and in the fight against trafficking. In her spare time, you'll find her hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Cindy Zulker is the Founder of Together with Love. Cindy grew up in New Jersey and has lived in RI since 1994. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology and Counseling. Cindy is responsible for the vision and direction of TWL as well as Awareness Events. She is passionate about bringing people and resources together to fight human trafficking. Cindy and her husband Tim have four children, one grandchild, and a Yorkie.
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Paula Francis serves as the Director of Administration for Together With Love. She has lived in Rhode Island all of her life. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Research Administrator. Paula has a passion for serving her community and fighting for justice. She has worked over 20 years for local nonprofit agencies serving women and children. Currently, she works as a Grants and Contracts Specialist. Paula is married and has a son in college.
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
Linda Summerly serves as the Director of Training for TWL. She is also a practicing Physical Therapist, who has had the privilege of working in a variety of healthcare settings over the past 30+ years. She and her husband live in Seekonk, MA and have two grown children, one son-in-law and one grand dog. Linda has a firm belief that all people have the God given right to be protected from exploitation and abuse, and therefore feels blessed to be part of TWL.
DIRECTOR OF BAGS WITH LOVE
Connie serves as the director of Bags with Love. She has a bachelors degree in communications. She worked in an emergency department for five years and most recently owns her own cleaning business. She has two grown daughters.
Robin Levasseur is a survivor of 20 years of commercial sex trafficking and addiction. She shares her journey of hope and survival at speaking events, as a mentor, as a trainer and by connecting with young people to address their vulnerabilities to exploitation.