Our Founder

Deanne Lawson

Deanne has a passion for women who are marginalized by sexual exploitation. An RN since 1988, she has worked primarily in women’s health in the hospital setting and is currently employed as an RN at a local hospital.  Mid 2011 her world was rocked by a woman who was a sex trafficking victim brought to Milwaukee from out of state. Not knowing the dangers or even the definition of human trafficking she assisted this woman to a safe place and eventually back to her home state. That began the journey to today’s 501(c)(3) public charity – Inner Beauty Center.Deanne married Grant in 1991 who is now a retired pastor. They are parents of 3 now adult children.  She finds gardening and singing to be “therapy.” Deanne is down to earth, compassionate and definitely finds helping people most rewarding.

Executive Director & Founder