Planning Team Member speaker card for Lisangie Antoniello (she/her)

Lisangie Antoniello (she/her) has been a Planned Parenthood employee for 11 years. She has attended previous conferences and enjoyed them very much. She is the mother of three beautiful girls and is dedicated to making people’s lives better in whatever capacity she can.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Christine Arbor (they/she)

Christine Arbor (they/she) is an educator and intimacy director in Tucson, Arizona. As the co-founder of Consent Creatives of Arizona (CCA), she works with a variety of community theatres in Southern Arizona advocating for consent-forward theatre spaces. Christine also works as an educator at the University of Arizona’s standardized patient program, where she leads the reproductive health program and gives trainings in consent, self-advocacy, and effective communication. Christine did their undergraduate degree in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, and is currently pursuing an MEd in Human Sexuality, with a concentration in Sex Education, at Widener University.

Planning Team Member card for Kayla Concannon (she/her)

Kayla Concannon, MS, OTR/L, CBIS (she/her), is an occupational therapist and certified brain injury specialist. She works as an educator, researcher, podcast host, accessibility analyst, and mentor around Philadelphia, PA. Kayla is writing a textbook on neurodivergent relationships. She is working on a doctoral dissertation on supporting sexual identity development for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities enrolled in inclusive post-secondary education programs on college campuses. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Disability Services at Villanova University. Kayla is a white, bisexual, neurodivergent, vegetarian, petite, redhead, cisgender woman. She anticipates earning her Doctorate of Education in 2025 after defending her dissertation, inspired by #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs. She is the founder and owner of Collaborative Relational and Sexual Health (CRASH) Consulting, LLC.

Planning Team Member card for Nancy Daley-Moore (she/her)

Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, CPH, CHES® (she/her), is an Associate Professor of Health Science at Truman State University. She received her MPH with a focus in Epidemiology and PhD with an emphasis on Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia. Nancy’s time is mostly spent teaching, researching, and serving her community. Nancy teaches core public health and health education courses, as well as some specialty courses, such as HIV in America, Human Sexuality, and Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health. Her research largely focuses on sexual health in college students, including technology use in the classroom, abortion perceptions, and safer sex negotiation practices. However, more recently she has been expanding her research to investigate the overall wellness of college students and faculty and staff. In service to her community, Nancy is a Safe Zone facilitator and faculty advisor for the Sexual Health Advocacy Group.

Planning Team Member card for Ashley Edwards (she/her)

Ashley Edwards (she/her) is a Queer Black person who stands at the forefront of sexual liberation and education, wielding her expertise as a beacon for youth and young adults navigating the complexities of sexuality. With a rich background in sexology and sexual health education, Ashley has dedicated over 15 years to empowering individuals to embrace their identities and navigate the ever-evolving landscape of human sexuality while reminding us of the transformative power of education and radical resilience.

Planning team member card for Kelly Jean Gainor (she/her)

Kelly Jean Gainor (she/her) is the Training Manager for ETR, focusing on developing and implementing virtual Training of Educators in various evidence-based interventions. Before working at ETR, Kelly worked at several non-profit organizations delivering education directly to youth, training for educators and youth-serving professionals, and writing/designing lesson plans. Kelly attended Widener University, receiving her Master’s in Human Sexuality Education in 2012. Her favorite sex ed topics include body image and LGBTQ+ education. In 2020, Kelly had four lesson plans published in the teaching manual Orientation: Teaching about Identity, Attraction and Behavior.

Planning team member card for Lauren Garcia (she/her/ella)

Lauren Garcia, MPH (she/her/ella) serves as CityMatCH‘s Inclusive Strategies Manager in Omaha, NE. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Film from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health – Sexual & Reproductive Health from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Prior to joining the team at CityMatCH, Lauren served in a variety of clinical, research, non-profit, and activism roles. She has experience in teaching, program planning, development, research, and advocacy. Lauren is passionate about sexual and reproductive health/justice – including abortion access, and decreasing barriers to care.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling, creating scicomm content, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family Miguel and Karina, dogs, Parker, Keanu, and Coco, and cat, Lord Lasagna.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Ali Glaser (she/her)

Ali Glaser, MSW, CSE, CEC, CMF, ACC, serves as PPNCSNJ’s Chief Training and Community Engagement Officer. Throughout her leadership, Planned Parenthood has received national recognition for exceptional professional training and community education initiatives. Ali is a certified executive coach, a certified master facilitator, a professor of social work at Rutgers University, a dynamic trainer and facilitator, and an author.

Ali authored the chapter “Creating Partnership Synergy through Transformational Leadership” for the textbook The Role of Combined Action in Enhancing Organization’s Effectiveness. She is also the author of Developing a High School Mentor Program and served as a contributing author to Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships. Ali is passionate about ensuring access to comprehensive, inclusive, quality sex education, as well as coaching, developing, and supporting leaders, and helping people to live their lives with intention, passion, and purpose.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Lauren Hall (she/her)

Lauren Hall (she/her), a seasoned sexual health educator, has dedicated six years of service to Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey (PPNCSNJ). Currently serving as the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, she leads initiatives aimed at empowering individuals to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. Lauren’s passion lies in the intersectionality of sexual and mental health, where she works to dismantle stigmas and provide comprehensive support. Through advocacy, education, and community outreach, Lauren is committed to promoting holistic well-being and fostering a culture of inclusivity and empowerment.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Shayne Judge (she/her)

Shayne Judge MPH, CHES® (she/her) is a public health professional who has dedicated her career to advocating for comprehensive and inclusive sex education for all. Previously, Shayne worked as a peer educator during college, and later worked as a PrEP counselor for The Babs Siperstein Proud Center, where she provided support and education to individuals seeking HIV prevention medication. She then joined Planned Parenthood, where she created and continues to lead the Peer Education program “Spill The T.E.A!” Shayne has continued to grow in her role, becoming the Youth Development Manager, highlighting her ability to engage with youth and create a safe and inclusive environment for learning. Shayne is fiercely dedicated to empowering and supporting young people as autonomous, brilliant leaders in sex ed. Her approach in sex ed is guided and influenced by a phrase popularized by the disability justice movement, “nothing about them, without them.”

Planning Team Member speaker card for Olivia Friday LoneMan (she/they)

Olivia Friday LoneMan, MEd (she/her/hers) is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and, as a light-skinned Native, experiences both cultural tokenism and racial invisibility. With over a decade of experience in sexual and reproductive health education, she is the Senior Education Program Manager at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. She has primarily focused on working with historically and intentionally marginalized communities throughout her career. With a Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality Education and a BA in Gender Studies, Olivia firmly believes in the freedom, healing, and power that people-centered anti-racist sexuality education can bring individuals, systems, and institutions.

Planning team member Josie Libero (she/her)

Josie Libero, MPH (she/her) is a sexual health educator who has dedicated her career to advocating for comprehensive and inclusive sex education that is trauma informed. She is a trained Crisis Response Advocate and previously served as a sexual health peer advocate at Rutgers University, where she worked closely with survivors of sexual assault. Currently, she is a sexual health educator at Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, a role she has excelled in for the past two years. This year, she co-chaired the Teen Conference, highlighting her leadership skills and commitment to youth education. Josie is deeply passionate about sex education and is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge and support. She believes that sex education is one of the greatest prevention tools we have.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Lyndsay Mercier (she/her)

Lyndsay Mercier, PhD, M.Ed. (she/her) is a sexual health educator, author, and researcher with over fourteen years of experience working directly with adolescents and young adults surrounding sexuality. She is a recipient of both the William R. Stayton Award for Applied Leadership in Sexuality for her outstanding leadership in the field of human sexuality, and Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies’ Distinguished Dissertation Award for her doctoral study on the prevalence and experiences of women (AFAB) who experience orgasm during sleep. Lyndsay earned her PhD and M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and is currently a sexual health educator with Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania where she provides direct services with youth in the Philadelphia area.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Tara Norman (she/her)

Tara Norman (she/her) serves as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity for PPNCSNJ. As a people-focused professional, Tara is passionate about aligning with missions that advocate for and serve communities of color. Her commitment is to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are meaningfully reflected in organizational culture, legislation, advocacy, and healthcare delivery. Tara is a devoted advocate, educator, and leader in the fight to disrupt systemic barriers and improve health outcomes.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Jenn Pollitt (she/her)

Jenn Pollitt, PhD (she/her) is the Assistant Director and an Assistant Professor in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program at Temple University. She launched Temple’s first-ever Sex Ed Week, which is now an annual event, and other sex ed initiatives across campus, engaging faculty, students, staff, and the local community. She holds a Master’s in Education and a PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University, with particular focus on sexuality and disability, masculinities studies, and porn studies. As a sexuality educator for over 10 years, Dr. Pollitt has developed comprehensive sex education programs for folks of all ages, locally and nationally.

Planning Team Member card for Johnathan Rodríguez-Báez (he/him/él)

Johnathan Rodríguez-Báez (he/him/él) is a passionate sexuality educator, born and raised in Puerto Rico, who now calls Reading, PA his home. He’s a Bilingual Community Educator for Planned Parenthood Keystone and offers education to a wide range of ages. Johnathan has a BA in Education from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. He uses his skills and cultural humility to bring difficult topics to his community in ways that make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. In addition to his work with Planned Parenthood, he has collaborated with The Real Deal 610, Barrio Alegria, The LGBT Center of Greater Reading, Hope Springs Clubhouse, and the Reading School District, furthering his commitment to promoting sexual health and well-being in diverse communities.

Planning Team Member card for Cory Roroya (she/her)

Cory Roroya (she/her) has been doing sex education in various forms for the past 10 years. Cory currently lives in Nashville, TN, and wants to sharpen her skill sets. She hopes to use this as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Planning Team Member card for Grace Schoenberger (she/her)

Grace Schoenberger (she/her) currently serves as the Program Director for the Center for Sex Education and has been planning and delivering inclusive, comprehensive sexuality education throughout the duration of her career. Since earning her master’s degree in Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University in 2019, she has been providing project management consultation to the Collaborative for Sexual Health Equity and Learning to help build the organization’s capacity and impact.

Prior to her tenure at the CSE, she served for 7 years at the Ohio Center for Sex Education at Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, providing leadership, education, and program development across Northeast Ohio. During that time, she acted as the project and instructional design lead for two sexuality education curricula: Get Connected: Virtual Sex Ed for High School and Adult Peer Education, using her experience adapting existing curricula to virtual audiences.

Planning team card for Amy Streavel (she/her)

Amy Streavel (she/her) As the Senior Director of Education Programs at Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC), Amy works to oversee programs that provide knowledge and skills to youth, parents/caregivers, and professionals who work with youth. In her over 12 years with PPOSBC, she has expanded education in both counties and led the education department to much success. In 2016, the California State Department of Education selected Amy to the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee for the 2019 revision of the Health Education Framework for California public schools.  Amy is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and received a BS in Cinema and Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Public Health from National University.

Planning team member card for Jessica Swanson (she/her)

Jessica Swanson (she/her) is a science communicator, full-spectrum sexuality educator and doula from the South. A dreamer and a schemer, she’s always excited to talk about and collaborate on different and creative ways we can better center justice and pleasure, and reduce stigma, in our work – especially in hostile environments. She currently leads the education team at Planned Parenthood Southeast. When she’s not nerding out over sex ed, you can probably find her eating a snack with her two kids, refilling bird feeders (birds need snacks, too!) or taking a long, slow walk.

Planning Team Member speaker card for Bill Taverner (he/him)

Bill Taverner (he/him/his). As the Executive Director of The Center for Sex Education, Bill Taverner, MA, CSE, ABS, has held leadership positions in sex education for over 25 years. He is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and founder and president of the Sex Ed Lecture Series. Bill’s bibliography includes authoring or editing over 85 works, encompassing books, curricula, journal articles, and other educational content. His latest editorial project is Dr. Tanya M. Bass’s book, Representation in Sex Education: Cultivating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Bill has been a steadfast advocate for sex education, reflected in his two addresses to U.S. Congressional briefings. His significant contributions to the field have earned him national recognition, including several awards from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the Social Justice Award from the Academy for Adolescent Health. The American Board of Sexology recently awarded him the title of Diplomate, acknowledging his extensive expertise and leadership in sex education.

Planning team member Arleny Valdez (she/her/ella)

Arleny Valdez, B.A. (she/her/ella) is a sex health educator for Planned Parenthood since 2023. Arleny has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science , with a double minor in Sociology and Psychology from Rutgers University and is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration.Arleny has a passion for the health field and connecting individuals to access to education and healthcare overall.

Planning team member card for Sahory Valdez (she/her/ella)

Sahory Valdez Torres (she/her/ella) holds a Bachelor’s in Social work from 2023 and presented the first all-Spanish workshop at the National Sex Ed Conference in 2023. Sahory is a New Jersey Insurance Assister.

Planning team member card for Sonja Vitow (she/they)

Sonja Vitow (she/they) is a progressive human sexuality educator pursuing their PhD at Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies. They have over a decade of experience teaching in middle and high schools and aim to empower children, parents, and other educators through trauma-informed consent and LGBTQIA+ education. In their free time, Sonja is a writer and Exhale Pro-Voice counselor. Please feel welcome to find them at or

Planning team member card for Morgan Winbush (she/her)

Morgan Winbush is a sophomore at Montclair State University, studying Public Health Systems Administration and Policy. What motivated Morgan to become part of NSEC’s planning process is a strong interest in sex education and its necessity in so many areas. Morgan aims not only to share awareness in different areas but also to learn from others and educate the community about the importance of sexual health. Morgan wants to help disseminate more information about sex education that can benefit people of all ages.