Rachel White, M.A., LMHC
Founder and Executive Director
Rachel R. White, LMHC: Rachel is a licensed counselor, an ambassador and advocate for trafficking victims, and the founder of Her Song Jacksonville where young ladies from Jacksonville and all over the nation find refuge in the aftermath of human trafficking. Rachel led Her Song to open the first residential safe homes with comprehensive programs in the Northeast Florida area for sex trafficking victims closing a gap in services for the First Coast. Rachel and Her Song work with dedication to end the slavery of girls in our community and create a 100-year legacy of freedom and vibrant living for the exploited by offering programs that assist young women in exiting cycles of abuse and trauma and empower them to take back their lives. Her Song reaches out and identifies victims hidden within our correctional systems, actively coordinates care in local anti-trafficking networks to ensure survivor needs are resourced, offers community-based economic empowerment programming for survivors, and supports the education of our youth through an educational curriculum in Duval County Public middle schools and high schools.
Rachel is an alumna of Baylor University (B.A.), of Liberty University (M.A.), and of the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Jacksonville, Florida. She received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award in 2016 at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., for her leadership and work in anti-trafficking in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Award for outstanding community service in a case that led to a trafficker being prosecuted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, has been recognized by the city council, local community groups, local newspapers and magazines, local faith communities, highlighted in podcasts, national and local online news and media articles, and local news stations.
Rachel is leading her team to meet the high demand for restorative services in the Northeast Florida area and expand to fulfill the urgent need for survivors of human trafficking to have a place to call home while they take steps to reclaim their lives. Rachel is married to Dr. Paul White and is a mom to four young adult children.
Kelly has been with Her Song since its inception in early 2013. She has a business background with experience in accounting, purchasing and manufacturing optimization, but her true passion lies in her philanthropic desire to help people who are hurting. As an extension of this longing for healed hearts, she has been involved in ministry to women and troubled teens for over 20 years. Kelly is currently serving Her Song in the capacity of Lead Coach and Outreach Coordinator. She is actively involved in her church and community working with international students from across the globe. Her compassion motivates others to realize their potential, and due to this, she has cultivated lasting friendships with innumerable individuals she has served. Kelly hopes for a renewed life for survivors of sex trafficking, by inspiring these women to regain a healthy sense of self-worth. She has been married for over 30 years and is the mother of two.
Courtney McClain joined Her Song in 2017, first through volunteering as a Project Coordinator for the safe house and now working as a Residential House Coach. She moved to Jacksonville a year ago from Richmond, VA. She has an extensive technical and administrative background in both the medical and educational fields, and she has led large-scale administrative initiatives in Henrico County Public School District in VA. Courtney comes to Her Song because of her passion for mission-minded work and her compassion to help and inspire others. She has previously spent time on International Mission Board sponsored mission trips to Greece, China, and South Africa. When she is not working with Her Song, you can find her spending time chasing sunrises and sunsets, spending time with her two children, two fur babies, and one grand-fur baby.