Founder | friend | child trafficking survivor champion
Dr. Brook Parker Bello, PhD
Founder, CEO More Too Life
Dr. Brook Parker-Bello is a clinical counselor, author, advocate, actress, ordained minister and founding CEO of More Too Life, Inc., a non-profit, human trafficking reduction and survivor empowerment organization. A survivor herself, Dr. Bello draws from personal experiences, and her training as a pastoral clinical counselor, to help survivors discover their authentic identities through mentoring and education.
More Too Life Foundation, an Open Doors Outreach Network Provider. More Too Life provides direct victim services, training, education, awareness-building events and prevention programs for court-appointed services in eight Florida counties. These initiatives feature curriculum written by Dr. Bello and an online learning management system for anti-trafficking programs and the criminal justice system nationwide. Recently, Dr. Bello, who was named a Google Next Gen Policy Leader in 2019, has leveraged technology to expand More Too Life’s impact with the Coming Home online case management system and mobile app, and VR Eval. Coming Home is the first interactive app and adaptable online mentoring case management system for victims and trauma victims seeking mentoring, case management or support resources. VR Eval is a new company founded by Dr. Bello along with Call of Duty co-founder Chance Glasgow, author and educator Carlos Wallace and Root VR tech creator David Waldenberg. VR Eval collaborates with CyberDream, which will aid in expanding the functionality of this platform – a first of its kind machine learning-enabled tool designed to support trauma victims, law enforcement and victim advocates. The Virtual environment allows for a safe, anonymous, de-biasing and soothing environment for interviews, mentoring, education and therapy.
A sought after thought leader and speaker, Dr. Bello has written several books, including Living Inside the Rainbow and the Living Inside the Rainbow Study Guide. She is currently finalizing her memoirs, which will be published in 2022. She has spoken alongside presidents, prime ministers and fellow changemakers at universities, conferences and federal agencies including a keynote with Ashton Kutcher at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development national conference, and presenting with President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
In 2016, Dr. Bello received the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama and in 2019 she received the Advocate of the Year Award from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott, and was named by United Way Worldwide as a Hero for her work. She serves as an expert consultant for the US Dept of Health and Human Services Title X Clinics and the US Dept of Justice on human trafficking cases.
Dr. Bello received her doctorate from Covenant Theological Seminary in Georgia and she is an alumna of the Masters Series for Distinguished Leadership. She lives in Florida with her husband and two adorable dogs.