JULIE CHAPUS, LMSW
Julie Chapus is a licensed Master Social Worker, 2001. She has worked in the Rochester Psychiatric Center, Park Ridge Chemical Dependency Unit, and Westfall Associates as the Dual Diagnostic Therapist treating chemically dependent and mental health diagnoses.
She saw a need for human trafficked survivors to have a stable and lucrative income through state licensure. She went to cosmetology school in 2016 in order to open up Miss Julie’s School of Beauty. And in 2021 gained her cosmetology instructor license.
Julie has taken her knowledge from the social work field and blended it with her training in cosmetology to create an in-depth class for a wide variety of professionals covering what trafficking is, what it looks like in our area, and what we can do about it.
Julie’s training was reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts including some from FBI child exploitation task force and domestic violence experts Stop Abuse Campaign, coalitions against trafficking, the medical field and has been given the green light across the board. In addition to training local salon professionals, Julie has provided training to the Global Public Health Association at RIT, and at Nazareth college to psychology students, social workers, and nurses.
Additionally, Julie is working to combine resources across the county to support victims and create a permanent means of escape from trafficking through the first school of its kind in the USA.
Founding Member and Co-Author
Chloe co-developed the material for MJSB's Awareness Training Program. Chloe created MJSB affiliated agreements and all of the school's official documents.
Chloe holds a bachelor's in biology (2014) and has been freelance writing for the past several years as she homeschools her two boys.
Co-Owner Need + Co.
During the past 12 years Jordan has developed a voice in the small-business circle of Upstate New York as an entrepreneur, educator, and street-level community advocate. She has traveled internationally volunteering in the cosmetology industry, as well as community development and education. With a focus on empowering women to find their voice in business, Jordan looks forward to growing and building with Miss Julie’s School of Beauty. She sits on the visionary board with Rochester's Bossy, a group for women and non-binary business owners and is a public speaker inspiring harmony between business and life for entrepreneurs and management professionals.
She co-owns Need + Co. in Downtown Rochester. Need + Co offers education to help providers create successful businesses in authentic harmony with their lifestyles. Learning with Need is a choice to be part of a growing community that’s invested in cultivating good energy in the styling chair and the overall beauty industry. +Co cultivates a cooperative style business structure merging the beauty industry with education, local makers, and artists.
Director of Admissions & Accreditation Policies
Melissa Hartwig is a microscope scientist, mold department manager, and assistant laboratory manager at EMSL Analytical. Previously the Fundraising Chair at QUEST Horsemanship, Melissa is applying her skillset and passion to help others by coordinating our volunteers and creating policies and procedures that can streamline easily into accreditation standards for the school.
Facilitator, and Salon Advocacy Educator
Lindsay Betts is a licensed Cosmetologist, and holds certifications through the Safe and Together Institute, as well as Mental Health First Aide, Safe Zone, ACES, DV 101, Human Trafficking 101, and has been trained as a Mandated Reporter.
In the past, Lindsay has worked for a non-profit as a Domestic Violence Advocate, assisting survivors with safety planning, orders of protection, and navigating through both family, and criminal court systems. Lindsay partnered with survivors on their healing journey by providing emotional support, and education through a trauma informed lens. When an anonymous cash donation was made to the agency, Lindsay decided to put it to good use. She purchased hair supplies, and was able to provide survivors with full salon services at no cost to them. This salon visit was the first for some survivors, while another shared she had forgotten what she looked liked because she had been forced by her abuser for years to keep her hair a certain way. Helping survivors restore their dignity, and confidence was where Lindsay truly discovered her passion.