John’s passion is to build and grow organizations by inspiring those around him to work and be their very best.
John Patton was a member of the original Board of Directors for Sold No More. In May 2019 John was hired as Executive Director. Prior to Sold No More, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso region of the American Red Cross.
John is also an entrepreneur, growing several start-up companies, including his most recent endeavor Altrinsic Solutions, a software company where he served as Chief Operating Officer for 12 years.
Jerry has over fifty years of experience in visionary development and organizational leadership, having been a principal founder/executive leader for five nonprofit corporations.
Jerry is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Trinity International University, including certification by the International Human Rights Institute in Strasbourg, France. Jerry has served as a pastor, college faculty member, and high school teacher.
Jerry’s passion for justice and championing the oppressed has included ministering to those being brutally persecuted in Sudan during the genocide in the 1990s. The threads of justice, compassion for the oppressed, sexuality, women’s issues, and networking/coalition building are woven throughout Jerry’s life and ministry.
Jerry and his wife, Georgia, have three children, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. They have also experienced the devastation of child sexual abuse in their own family.
Lisa, Jerry Peyton’s daughter, ran away at the age of 14, ending up a victim of sex trafficking., which inspired a lifelong dedication to helping the next generations navigate the treacherous waters of sexual predators.
She has been conducting presentations on sexuality and predator prevention in schools for almost 20 years, as well as being the supervisor of a home for troubled teenage girls and a houseparent for a group foster home. She is the author of the Power Over Predators sexual exploitation prevention curriculum, and personally gives presentations to some 7,000 middle and high school students a year. Lisa is happily married with three children and five grandchildren.
For 19 years, Stephani served as a volunteer and then pastor to children and students. This created a deep belief in the value of young people and fuels her desire to combat sex trafficking.
Joining the Sold No More team as Operations Director in May 2018, this is Stephani’s second time serving on the Sold No More team. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and is a wife and step-mom to two teenagers.
She believes every student needs prevention education to protect themselves and others from exploitation and harmful relationships.
Felicia Ramirez brings 7 years of experience in education through College and Career advising and as the Youth Workforce Program Coordinator for the Metropolitan Education Commission. As a certified College Access Professional, removing barriers that prevent students from achieving their educational goals became her passion.
Felicia and her husband, Craig, were married in 2014 They have a beautiful blended family of 7.
Our Board of Directors
Richard Luebke – Board Chair
John Patton – Executive Director
Jerry Peyton – Board Member
Regan Andrews – Board Member
Steve ‘Magic’ Johnson – Board Member
Jeff Thune – Board Member