2019 Planning Team

  • We are so excited about all of the amazing individuals who are helping us plan NSEC 2019!

     

    You can read below about their backgrounds and how they are contributing to the field of sex education.

    Alicia Andrews, MEd – Volunteer Coordinator

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    Alicia is a Public Health Sexologist, specializing in sexuality education and social health planning, works as a youth development educator. With over 10 years of experience in the Public-Sexual Health field as a health educator, she loves planning and developing programs, trainings, and events, including co-coordinating the first-ever North Carolina Sexual Health Conference. Alicia obtained degrees in Public Health Education from NC Central University and a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. Alicia merged her love of public health education and the intersectional support of sexuality studies. As a Public Health Sexologist, she is working toward normalizing sexuality conversations by educating the community on the importance of understanding ones’ total wellness is impacted by the comprehension of their sexual beingness. Alicia loves to educate the masses about those sacred conversations, SEX, and SEXUALITY. She believes freedom lies in the power of communication and knowledge.

    Nick Beard, LLB, LLM – CSE Program Coordinator

    Nick Beard comes to the CSE after completing a doctorate in law and gender studies at the University of Sussex, focusing on the intersection of gender based violence and refugee law. She has previously volunteered as a public affairs and development intern with Planned Parenthood of Delaware and graduated from the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College Dublin. She volunteers on a rape crisis helpline and with the Abortion Support Network and lives in New Jersey with her Irish husband and English cat.

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    Janel Coleman, BS – Website Support

    Janel Coleman is a K-5 Health Educator at the Dalton School in New York City. Her work at Dalton includes creating a new health program for the elementary division and developing middle school curriculum, all through a social justice lens. Specifically, Janel is interested in examining the sexual health impacts of race and culture on black girls and womxn. Janel obtained a Bachelors of Science in Public Health from The George Washington University. As a Certified Health Coach, she advocates for holistic health in her personal and professional life. Janel is an intersectional feminist, an active member of local social justice groups and enjoys learning about plant-based medicine. She looks forward to joining the NSEC planning team!

    Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, CPH, CHES – Website Coordinator

    Nancy is an Assistant Professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She received a MPH in Epidemiology and a PhD in Health Promotion & Behavior from the University of Georgia. Her research area focuses on understanding how people talk about sex (and how people talk to their partners about sex) and identifying different barriers to sexual pleasure. She has presented her work at both national and international conferences. At Truman, she teaches human sexuality and women’s health, and she advises (and trains) students in the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) on Truman’s campus to implement sexual health peer education programming. She also works with some of the medical students in Kirksville to help implement and evaluate sexual health programming on their campus. Outside of work, she’s either running, cycling, playing with her pups, or listening to a podcast.

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    Kimberly Dickman – Registration Assistant

    Kimberly is an educator and therapist who has worked with sexual assault survivors of all ages. Working for the US Air Force, she has lived overseas, worked in the Pentagon, and is a subject matter expert in sexual assault prevention. Through her work, she knows that healthy sexuality education is key to prevention of sexual violence (and it can lead to sexual pleasure!) She is a nationally requested speaker who engages audiences to act and engage to make a difference in their world. Kimberly loves traveling, running, writing and sharing the joys of life with her partner and daughters. One of the highlights of her year is attending the NSE conference where she gets to connect with like-minded sex positive friends.

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    Kristin Freeman – General Support

    Kristin Freeman is an independent sexuality educator from Dayton, OH. Although she has a B.S. in Business Leadership from the University of Dayton, she found her passion for teaching sexuality education after attending a “Sex Ed Boot Camp” through Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio. She has extensive experience in teaching sex ed to all age groups, and enjoys the diversity of people which with this job allows her to interact. She owns Team Freeman, LLC, a non-profit sexuality education company and is currently the health teacher at the Miami Valley School. She is also a certified HIV tester and has previously worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) for Public Health. When she’s not raising heck for the Dayton area “pro-lifers” she can be found reading, enjoying her husband’s culinary talents, playing with her two young daughters, and begrudgingly working out at the Y.

    Ali HeadshotAli Glaser, MSW, CSE – VP of Community Services

    Ali is the Vice President of Community Services at PPNCSNJ and has 20 years of experience in the fields of youth development and prevention. Ali provides training in the areas of leadership, non-profit management, grant writing, teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent development, parent-child communication and self-care. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood in 2002, Ali worked at the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Senior Manager of Program Development and served as the Director of the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership, a statewide initiative of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership. 

    Ali is a Professor of Social Work at Rutgers University and has taught a variety of social work and human sexuality courses over the past decade. Additionally, she has developed several online professional training courses for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Ali holds leadership positions on several national and regional boards. She is the author of Developing a High School Mentor Program, a guide to utilizing high school students as mentors to younger children and is a contributing author to Unequal Partners

    ZeenaZeena Hazuri – Co-Chair

    Zeena is a Capacity Building Specialist for the CDC-funded national capacity building assistance program Hands United at the Latino Commission on AIDS. She is skilled at effectively tailoring and meeting the capacity-building needs of HIV/AIDS service organizations across the United States and US territories. She specializes in building capacity for recruitment strategies via social networks and linkage to care trainings. Her public health interests include reducing racial ethnic health disparities, especially among the African American community. Ms. Hazuri is experienced in conducting sexual/reproductive health and HIV prevention health education with women of all ages. She has held direct service positions with the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network, the Coalition on AIDS in Passaic County and The Central Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium. Her commitment to health education and risk reduction began on the campus of Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Ms. Hazuri is a young woman of color from a Pakistani and Panamanian union from New Jersey.  Zeena enjoys designing costumes, cosplay, and yoga.

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    Christian Hoeger, EdM, MA – Special Events Coordinator

    Christian Hoeger is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in Omaha, NE. She has a Master of Arts (MA) and a Master of Education (EdM) in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Christian has a private practice, Voice of Hope Counseling, and is the Director of Counseling at Girls Inc. of Omaha where she leads youth programming and teaches Sex Ed. She presents frequently at conferences, has been published in the Center for Sex Education manuals Unequal Partners and the yet-to-be named manual on Sexual Orientation and is one of the 2016 SexEdTank grant recipients for the book Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book. At home she is new mother of twins and is actually looking forward to one day giving them ‘the sex talk’.

    Goody Howard – Networking Coordinator

    Sexologist Goody Howard has been in this field for almost 12 years and is focused on empowering through sexuality education, exploration and awareness! Her primary goals are maximizing PoC representation in the sex ed industry and developing/facilitating sexuality training to underserved/ignored communities. Goody’s innate ability to genuinely connect with people and her energetic presentation style have served her well as she travels the country hosting workshops and events geared toward educating folks on all things rooted sexuality and confidence. Striving to normalize conversations about sexuality and its social impact is also at the top of her agenda. Goody is a member of WOCSHN and many other organizations and her work and competency speak volumes about her value to the team.

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    Jacob Kahn – Sponsorship & Fundraising Coordinator

    Jacob is a health educator for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, where he teaches a male responsibility curriculum called Wise Guys. He also volunteers with MADVAC (Men Against Domestic Violence Action Coalition), which engages boys and men with awareness and prevention strategies to eliminate domestic violence. A Class of 2015 alumnus of the University of Central Florida, Jacob received dual degrees in biology and international and global studies with a French minor. He is also a proud Sigma Pi Fraternity alumnus. Ultimately, Jacob aspires to become a medical doctor and continue working within the realm of public health.

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    Chanel Killebrew, MSW – Sponsorship & Fundraising Coordinator

    Chanel is a health educator in the school-based and community health program at Henry Ford Health System. She received her Masters of Social Work with concentration in Child & Family Services from Eastern Michigan University. Her experience encompasses working with adjudicated youth, youth in foster care and youth at-risk of out-of-home placement, homelessness, and substance abuse. Chanel is an actively engaged professional with a youth specific focus. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three sons.

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    Erica Klang, BA – Bookstore Coordinator

    Erica has been working as a Health Educator with Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region for 3 years. She provides comprehensive sexuality education for people as young as 4th grade through the senior citizen community. She earned a degree from The Ohio State University in 2015. Go Bucks!! Erica focuses her time on bringing compassionate, community focused, culturally relevant education to the youth she serves. Erica is also a Pleasure Professional on the online sex education platform O.School. In her live streams she emphasizes the importance of open dialogue in relationships while empowering people to discover pleasure in their bodies, whatever way that may be! In 2017 Erica presented at the NSEC in Atlantic City and is ready to spread joy and knowledge for the 2019 NSEC!

    CKD1Corbin Knight-Dixon, MS – Continuing Education Coordinator

    Corbin is a sexuality educator and trainer in New York City with over a decade of experience working with young people, adults, and professionals. He is committed to providing shame-free, inclusive, and participant-centered sex education. As the Associate Director of Adult and Professional Programs for Planned Parenthood of New York City, Corbin oversees training programs and organizational capacity building efforts that reach hundreds of providers annually. He also manages the new Sex Education for Adults program, which aims to reduce health disparities for New Yorkers in need of sexual and reproductive health services through high-quality sex education and direct linkage to care. Corbin is a consult and social media manager for the Center for Sex Education (CSE). This is his fifth year working on the planning team for the National Sex Ed Conference and his second year serving as the Continuing Education Chair.

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    Ashley Kuykendall, BS, CHES – General Support

    Ashley Kuykendall is the Sexual Health Promotion Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. As a consultant and small business owner, she works with health care providers and other clinical staff to improve clinical practices, policies, and environments to support the empowerment and wellness of LGBTQ+ patients. In addition, she has six years of health promotion experience working with individuals and groups of all ages to both provide sexuality education and to empower them with peer health education skills. She is currently pursuing masters degrees in both social work and public health at Washington University. In her free time, Ashley leads community organizing efforts for racial and reproductive justice in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. More information about her work can be found on her website.

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    Antonia Landels, BA – Volunteer Coordinator

    Antonia was born in San Francisco and raised by drag queens. She has been involved with HIV prevention in some aspect since the age of 12. She was a peer educator in high school, helped run a needle exchange program in college and is currently and educator in Northern California where she still works with youth and also provides trainings across the state for public health professionals and teachers. She has a addiction to making things look sparkly and is well known for her glitter pelvic and penis models. For Halloween she carves sperm and penis pumpkins and her Christmas lights spell out “safe sex”. She also enjoys learning new things and loves to horseback ride as often as she can. Lastly she couldn’t do all this with out the love of her partner and their 2 year old Great Dane puppy, Charlie “Shaft” Parker.

    Kristen Lilla

    Kristen Lilla – Co-Chair

    Kristen is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and is listed as a Kink Aware Professional (KAP) through the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF).   She has a private practice in Omaha, NE and works with individuals and couples doing sex therapy. Kristen also works part-time at Girls Inc. of Omaha as the Director of Sex Education.  Kristen obtained a dual degree from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, with an emphasis in high-risk youth and Jewish Communal Services, from the University of Denver.

    Additionally, she also serves on the Association of Private Practice Therapists Nebraska board, the Friends Board of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and the Women’s Fund Circles group. She is the AASECT Mid-Continent Section Leader for the state of Nebraska and has a position as the Chair of the Development Committee for the national AASECT organization. Due to her dedication to victims/survivors of sexual assault, Kristen has organized a community production of the award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, in Omaha since 2013. Kristen has notably raised and donated over $13,000 to local non-profit organizations in Omaha.

    In addition to doing therapy, education, and social activism, Kristen Lilla has been published in the 4th edition of Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships as well as a yet-to-be-named manual on Sexual Orientation, both published by the Center for Sex Education. She has also had material published on Girls Inc. Affiliate Central. In her free time, Kristen enjoys drinking banana lattes, playing with her two cat-kids, and traveling.

    Jessica Smarr, MPH – Speaker Engagement Coordinator

    Jessica provides comprehensive sexuality education in the Austin, Texas community to students and their parents through Unhushed. She strives to build inclusive and creative environments where students can be empowered through information, discussion, and the occasional felt board or fake mustache. Jessica completed her Master of Public Health with Texas A&M in 2016, where she focused primarily on pathways to improving sexual health in high risk populations. Currently, she is assisting Dr. Karen Rayne in the creation of comprehensive curricula for middle school students.

    Angel Tate-Moore, LMSW, MBA/HCM – General Support

    Angel R. Tate, LMSW, MBA/HCM has worked in the healthcare field since 1992, working in government, medical and non-profit settings. She joined Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast as the Vice President of Community Investment and Education Initiatives in September 2015. In her current role, Angel designed and facilitated the implementation of three community based education and youth enrichment programs; identified and cultivated relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure program fiscal sustainability, marketing and implementation in the affiliate service areas in Houston, Texas, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Louisiana.

    As the Community Relations/Partnership Development Director at The Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (CHEER) at MD Anderson Cancer Center, her responsibilities entailed program development and implementation; partnership development; grant writing, and staff management/training. She developed and implemented the community education model utilized at CHEER.

    In her role as the Texas State Director for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Recovery Program (HRP), Angel worked alongside Chapter Presidents to aid in the development of programs throughout the State of Texas to address the unique needs of each community following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Angel served as the Congressional District Director (2014-2015) and Congressional District Casework Director (2004-2007) in the 18th Congressional District from under the leadership of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

    Such positions equipped her with the insight required to be a passionate and tireless advocate for the rights of others.

    Angel received her Bachelor of Arts from Manchester College, North Manchester, IN; her Masters of Social Work, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI; and her Masters of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University, Houston, TX.

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    bill taverner smBill Taverner, MA, CSE – CSE Executive Director

    Bill is the executive director of the nationally acclaimed Center for Sex Education (CSE) and is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He has co-authored many sex ed teaching resources, including Making Sense of Abstinence; Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter; Positive Images; Sex Ed 101; and eight editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality. Bill served as editor-in-chief for the two-volume third edition of Teaching Safer Sex, which received the 2013 AASECT Book Award. A trainer of thousands throughout the United States, who has twice advocated for sexuality education at U.S. Congressional briefings, Bill has received other national awards recognizing his leadership in sexuality education: the first “Schiller Prize” given by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for best workshop using interactive strategies; Planned Parenthood’s “Golden Apple Award” for leadership in education; a Sexual Intelligence award naming him named “one of the country’s pre-eminent sex educators, trainers, and sex education theorists,” and the “Golden Brick Award” for “encouraging the growth of sex ed professionals.”

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    Courtney Waters, MPH, MS, CHES – Continuing Education Support

    Courtney Waters is an Assistant Research Social Scientist with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) at the University of Arizona. Courtney holds Masters degrees in Public Health and Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral Health from the Pennsylvania State University. Courtney is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has eight years of experience providing sexuality education in university, high school, and community settings. In addition to co-instructing and leading Human Sexuality courses, Courtney worked as an HIV pre- and post-test counselor, was the coordinator of SIROW’s Film & Toolkit Project: A Sexuality Education Initiative, delivered a sexuality education curriculum to racial and ethnic minority teens, and adapted a curriculum to serve homeless LGBTQ young adults. Courtney is currently Program Coordinator for an LGBTQ youth HIV prevention program called Spectrum and a reviewer for the Journal of Sex Research.

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