March 8, 2017

I MINA'TRENTAI KUÅTTRO NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN
2017(FIRST) Regular Session Resolution No. 33-34 (COR)


Introduced by:

Telena Cruz Nelson
Louise B. Muña
Mary Camacho Torres    

 


Relative to recognizing and commending Holly M. Rustick for her commitment, dedication, and significant contributions in advocating for the protection of the fundamental human dignity of victims of human trafficking; and to further extending Un Dångkolo Na Si Yu'os Ma’åse' to her for her due diligence and selfless efforts to increasing awareness and finding viable solutions to combat human trafficking in our community and throughout the world.

 

BE    IT    RESOLVED    BY    THE    COMMITTEE    ON    RULES    OF    I MINA'TRENTAI KUÅTTRO NA LIHESLATURAN GUÅHAN:

WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was born on July 17, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan; and is the proud daughter of John Rustick and Deborah Ellen; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick has a brother, Jonathan Rustick; a sister, Sarah
Rustick; and she is a proud mother of a beautiful daughter, Isabella Joy; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick attended Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma, where she earned an Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies in December of 1999; she was awarded a partial scholarship to attend the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology in December 2003; and she is a graduate of the University of Kent at Brussels, where she attained a Master’s degree in International Political Economy in 2009; and
 

WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick began her professional career working as an elementary/middle school teacher at American Creativity Academy in Hawally, Kuwait, where she served from August 2004 to August 2005, and again from August 2007 to August 2008; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was a Sustainable Community Manager/Instructor at Aid4 in Meuloboh, Aceh, Indonesia from August 2005 to July 7, 2006; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was a Site Administrator at Linde Engineering Middle East in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from October 2009 to May 2010; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was a Business Development Executive at OHIO Group in Abu Dhabi, UAE from May 2010 to April 2011; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was a Grants Writer II at Here-4-You Consulting in Front Royal, Virginia from September 2006 to December 2012; and
WHEREAS,  Holly M. Rustick was a Grants/Programs Manager at Oasis Empowerment Center in East Hagåtña, Guam from March 2011 to November 2015; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick was a Grant Writer/Capacity Builder at the AmeriCorps Vista Service Center - Sanctuary, Inc., Guam from February 2016 to February 2017; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick is an Executive Director/Business Owner for WEGO Consulting, a grant writing firm specializing in courses, training, and grant writing, from December 2014 to the present; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick is a community advocate and organizer; and a Board Member of the Women’s Legacy of Guam, an active member of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and a Co-Chairperson of the Outreach &  Research Subcommittee under the Guam Human Trafficking Task Force; and
 

WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick successfully secured various recent grants, to include: the Family and Youth Services Bureau Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Shelter grant for One Hundred Twenty-seven Thousand Dollars ($127,000) in 2016; the Administration for Native Americans Social and Economic Development Strategies grant: “Dream Project” for $1.1 Million Dollars (2013-2016); the 2016 BRSS TACS Policy Academy: Building and Enhancing Sustainable Recovery-Oriented Systems and
Services grant for Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000); the Department of Justice Transitional Housing grant: “Animu Project” for Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) (2012-2015); the Department  of  Housing  and  Urban Development Permanent  Housing  grant:  “Empowered Together”  for  One  Hundred Twenty-nine Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($129,700) per year (2012-2015); the Department of Housing and Urban Development Transitional Housing grant: “Guma Bendisi” for One Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($125,700) per year (2011-
(2015);  the  Guam  Behavioral  Health  &  Wellness  Center  Contract  for  Residential Treatment ASAM III and III.5 for Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) per year (2014-2016); and Outpatient Substance Abuse Services ASAM II.0 for Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) annually (2014-2016), just to name a few; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick’s awards and achievements include: winner of the annual James Axel Award in Creative Writing (1999); winner of the Northwestern State University Media Day Award (1999); winner of more than forty (40) awards for various articles for the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association; writer of a self-published book of original poetry: “Curvature” (1999); the LCC Lab Theatre: Annual Ten Minute Festival, LCC Theatre Festival, & LCC Moon Madness Dance Festival
(2003); she appeared in commercials, short films, etc., and modeled in various fashion and fitness magazines; and she wrote a full-length novel entitled, “Handful of Smoke” which she is currently submitting to publishing houses for potential publication; and
 

WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick co-authored a published, academic paper entitled, “An Analysis of Human Trafficking Indicators on Guam” for the Pacific Asia Inquiry, a peer-reviewed academic journal. As a grant writer/researcher, Holly writes grants and proposals for organizations, including federal, local, foundation, and other grants; she researches various databases for additional funding streams and stays abreast of the political and social climate that impacts economies and grant funding; and
WHEREAS, Holly M. Rustick continues to research grants for sex trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, enterprise, and other grants as necessary for various clients; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that  the  Committee  on  Rules  of  I  Mina’Trentai  Kuåttro  Na Liheslaturan Guåhan does hereby, on behalf of I Liheslaturan Guåhan and the people of Guam, recognize and commend Holly M. Rustick for her commitment, dedication, and significant contributions in advocating for the protection of the fundamental human dignity of victims of human trafficking; and does further extend Un Dångkolo Na Si Yu′os Ma′åse′ to her for her due diligence and selfless efforts to increasing awareness and finding viable  solutions  to  combat  human  trafficking  in  our  community and throughout the world; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Speaker and the Chairperson of the Committee on  Rules certify, and the Legislative Secretary attest to, the adoption hereof, and that copies of the  same  be  thereafter transmitted to Holly M. Rustick; to Alicia Limtiaco, U.S. Attorney,  Chairperson of the Guam Human Trafficking Task Force; and to the Honorable Edward J.B. Calvo, I Maga’låhen Guåhan.

 

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