Recover Hope is a diverse team of professionals committed to bringing awareness and compassionate care to a world that is filled with more people in the social injustice of modern day slavery than at any other time in history.
Linda Hawkins, Recover Hope President/CEO, has known since age 12 that she was born to serve others. She served as a registered nurse specializing in Cardiology for 30 years and continues to hold her license, now 40 years. Linda graduated from Petersburg General Hospital and Richard Bland College, followed by a journey through the Virginia Commonwealth School of Business, with a final stop as an RN to BSN from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing.
As Linda was physically unable to continue in nursing, she became impassioned with the social injustice of human trafficking. Linda has helped support a local safe house for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors since 2016. Linda’s experience with the safe house is a significant part of why Recover Hope exists. Linda also served on the Richmond Justice Initiative Board of Directors from 2016 through 2019. She currently represents Recover Hope on the Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking (VCAHT). Linda has a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Jennifer, living in Chesterfield County, and has 3 grandanimals, Lulu, PJ, and Cyllah.
Danielle Radford serves as Vice President and Director of Operations for Recover Hope. She is passionate about prayer and using the gifts and talents that God has given His body, the church, to fight injustice. As a licensed elementary school teacher and mother of four, she desires to be a proactive resource for students, teachers, and parents in the prevention of human trafficking. Before teaching, Danielle served children and families as the Points of Love Children’s Outreach Ministry Director of Bybee’s Road Baptist Church in Troy, VA from 2000-2008. She was also a volunteer with Abolitionists Against Human Trafficking at Christian Life and with Richmond Justice Initiative. Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia and completed the teacher licensure program at the University of Richmond.
Elizabeth Rangel serves as Treasurer of Recover Hope. She has a love for building bridges that can help others meet the Lord. For 20 years Elizabeth was the head of the Hispanic ministry at Living Faith Church in Manassas, Virginia where she helped provide live translation of all church services as well as counseling and ESL services. In addition, Elizabeth was the owner of a tax and accounting business for several years. She later became involved with Abolitionists Against Human Trafficking at Christian Life as a volunteer and decided to get involved deeper by joining Recover Hope. Elizabeth attended Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela for Business Administration.