Aetna Better Health of California, a CVS Health company, has provided North County-based Sharia’s Closet with a $25,000 donation to help operate the emergency clothing center at the soon-to-be-opened One Safe Place in the North County Family Justice Center in San Marcos.
Nonprofit Sharia’s Closet provides free clothing and hygiene products to individuals and families in need, including those affected by human trafficking and domestic violence. The organization serves all populations, including refugees and those who are unemployed, injured, disabled or homeless.
One Safe Place is a “one-stop” help center that provides victims of violence and abuse with free supportive services, including legal help, counseling, food, clothing, advocacy and support and medical and employment assistance.
“So many people within our community face hardships that leave them without basic necessities, such as clothing and toiletries,” said Shamine Linton, founder and president of Sharia’s Closet. “Aetna’s donation will help our team carefully prepare personalized wardrobes to help abuse survivors find jobs and send their children to school with clean and well-fitted clothing, and provide them with a sense of dignity, optimism and empowerment.”
“It’s important that people who experience trauma in their lives have somewhere to go in their community to receive the services they need – all in one safe place,” said Kelly Munson, president, Aetna Medicaid. “Partners such as Sharia’s Closet and the North County Family Justice Center offer individuals and families with valuable support as they begin the process of healing.”
Ronne Froman-Blue, the retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, has joined TradeSun’s board of directors.
Froman-Blue’s decorated career with the Navy spans more than 30 years. She served as the first female Commander of the U.S. Navy Region Southwest and as Director of Ashore Readiness, which involved leading all Navy stations and bases around the world with a $7 billion budget. She’s also been involved with high-level assignments at the Pentagon.
Following her retirement from the Navy, Froman-Blue has held high-profile positions in San Diego, including the first chief operating officer for the City of San Diego and chief of business operations for San Diego Unified School District. She also worked at General Atomics as a senior VP.
“I have been impressed with TradeSun’s AI technology and how it is reducing financial crime in trade by taking a holistic approach,” Froman-Blue said. “Malign actors are present in many sectors and walks of life, and technology is crucial in curbing illegal activities.”
“Ronne brings impeccable leadership and a wealth of experience in strategy,” Nigel Hook, TradeSun CEO, said. “As TradeSun scales, Ronne will play an important part in rolling out the vision of using advanced technology to eliminate financial crime across trade — from maritime sanctions breaches to trade-based money laundering.”
AI-powered TradeSun’s platform is a one-stop offering for trade digitization, compliance and document examination. The platform extracts and standardizes transaction data, performs multiple compliance activities in real-time, intercepting illicit activities in flight and ensures trade documents meet international standards.