Our Team

Meet the Asservo Team

Together, our staff represents decades of combined experience in law enforcement, military service,  advocacy, and research. We are all dedicated to the same mission and collaborate to compliment each other’s skills, combating human trafficking.

Joseph Sweeney

Joseph Sweeney

Co-Founder/CEO/Board Chairman

Joseph Sweeney serves as the Co-Founder/CEO/Board Chairman of The Asservo Project. For over 29 years, Mr. Sweeney has devoted himself to serving his country and community as a former SWAT Operator, Bomb Squad Commander, and U.S government Explosive Security Specialist.

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Frederick Woodard

Frederick Woodard

Director of Investigations

Frederick Woodard is a retired, highly-decorated detective with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and current Licensed Private Investigator.

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John D.

John D.

Intelligence Analyst/Linguist

John is a ten-year U.S. Navy veteran who learned Arabic and Somali at the Defense Language Institute.

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Lew Knopp

Lew Knopp

Director of Operations

Lew Knopp is a crisis and risk management specialist with over 29 years of service and active participation in the field. 

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Rachael Syska

Rachael Syska

Outreach Coordinator

Rachael, as one of the Outreach Coordinators for The Asservo Project, had her first exposure to human trafficking at a young age through a documentary film.

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Caitlin Colesar

Caitlin Colesar

Executive Assistant

Caitlin had her first exposure to human trafficking at college in a book studies course.

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Brenda Lutz

Brenda Lutz

Education and Awareness Coordinator

About 15 years ago my passion for stopping Human Trafficking ignited when I read a little book called “The Good News About Injustice”.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Our board represents decades of combined experience in law enforcement, military service, advocacy, and research. We are all dedicated to the same mission and collaborate to compliment each other’s skills, combating human trafficking.

Joseph Sweeney

Joseph Sweeney

Co-Founder/CEO/Board Chairman

Joseph Sweeney serves as the Co-Founder/CEO/Board Chairman of The Asservo Project. For over 29 years, Mr. Sweeney has devoted himself to serving his country and community as a former SWAT Operator, Bomb Squad Commander, and U.S government Explosive Security Specialist.

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Scott Dooley, CFA

Scott Dooley, CFA

Board Treasurer

Scott is a seasoned investment manager, entrepreneur, and innovative global executive with strong leadership skills and a focus on hands-on execution.

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Buddy Swisshelm

Buddy Swisshelm

Board Secretary

Stephanie Muick-Cervone, Esquire

Stephanie Muick-Cervone, Esquire

Legal Counsel

Stephanie is the owner and sole member of Cervone Law, LLC and has been a practicing attorney for 19 years. 

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Jason Burtt

Jason Burtt

Board Member

Jason Burtt is a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Grove City College whose primary role is to cultivate and steward significant philanthropic relationships that result in transformational impact.

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Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Board Member

Mike has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Asservo Project since its inception.

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Von Fisher

Von Fisher

Board Member

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