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Who we are

Since 2009, The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health has been home to an interdisciplinary team, ensuring that our work addresses the physical, emotional, and mental needs that arise within the complex intersections of health and pleasure. Our team includes staff, our Board of Directors, interns, volunteers, consultants, and contributors.

Staff

MeganHeadshotsPrintReady--2Megan Andelloux

Founder & Director

Megan Andelloux, founder and executive director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH), is a Clinical Sexologist, AASECT certified Sexuality Educator, and ISSWSH Fellow. Her innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule have helped make her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the growing field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics. She is an in-demand lecturer at universities and sexuality institutions nationwide. She has delivered her dynamic programs at more than 175 institutions of higher education, including 7 of the 8 Ivy League universities.  Ms. Andelloux is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Brown University Medical School. She is frequently called on by TV networks for her insights and commentary, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox, and ABC as well as radio and print media. She has been labeled by the press as “The Princess of Pleasure,” and “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen.” The industry also recognizes her leadership in the field of sexuality.

Ms. Andelloux was presented with the 2012 First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology by Honest Exchange. Author of Hot and Fast: Sexy, Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms (Amorata Press, 2012), Ms. Andelloux has also written timely consumer feature stories, industry trend reports, and journal articles for the education and research communities. In 2011 she published Sexual Health Education and Policy in Medical Schools: The Importance of Incorporating Basic Human Rights into Medical Education and Training which lead to her involvement in the Medical School Sexual Health Initiative Summits in Minneapolis, MN. When she isn’t researching, educating or gallivanting with her sex nerd colleagues, she can be spotted snuggling with her kittens or rummaging around in curiosity shops.

Kira Manser

Program Manager

Kira is a triple threat: clinician, educator, and program manager with expertise in gender and sexual diversity, sexual pleasure, disability advocacy, and social justice. She is also a Licensed Social Worker with a Masters in Education in Human Sexuality.  Due to her obsession with learning she is also working to complete a doctorate in Human Sexuality from Widener University- examining the experience of gender identity development for neurodiverse individuals.  She has worked as a sex educator in a large range of settings, from middle schools to medical schools for over a decade.  She recently moved from Philadelphia where she worked as the LGBT Health and Capacity Training Manager at The Mazzoni Center, organized the 13th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, and co-founded the sex education collaborative ScrewSmart. Energetic and friendly, she strives to create spaces that challenge and support individuals to explore sexuality by using active methods and affirmative and feminist informed therapeutic modalities. She is excited to be back in Rhode Island, and humbled to be hired to work on the RI Trans* Health Initiative to create systemic change in support of accessible and sustainable health care for trans* Rhode Islanders.

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Operations Manager

[Shayna’s Biography is forthcoming]

 

erin_torso_edited-2Erin Basler-Francis

Content & Brand Manager

Erin started her career as a sexuality educator at age 4 when she learned about reproductive processes and shared the information with her (appropriately distressed) best friend. After a brief stint focused on becoming a fact checker for Dennis Publications, Erin started to pursue work in the disability services field. It was through working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the MA Department of Developmental Services, that Erin met her mentor, Pat Carney, and found her passion to provide accessible, comprehensive sexuality education to people of all capacities. Throughout the course of her B.A. from UMASS and M.Ed. at Widener University, Erin has spent much of her time learning all the sex and disability things including; capacity to consent, developmentally considerate educational methods, adaptive sexuality, and the importance of ongoing sexual education through the lifespan. Erin is a major academic nerd and reads about theory and writes lesson plans for fun. In her spare time, she is a cat mom, crafter, and hip hop fiend.

kayla_torso_edited-1Kayla Wingert

Event & Outreach Coordinator

Hailing from the small town suburbs just outside of the Windy City, Kayla is living in the Armory District while studying Event Management with a concentration in Sociology. While she never intended to fall in love with the east coast when she moved here in 2012, she has since found a second family and a place to call home in New England. Kayla started interning at the CSPH in September 2013 and was welcomed onto the staff in May 2014. Outside of the CSPH, Kayla coordinates a peer education program on her college campus and teaches her peers about sexual pleasure and health, gender identity and expression, gender roles, and consent. In her spare time, if she has any, you’ll find Kayla watching Netflix documentaries, lounging with her housemates, wearing an apron with no intentions to cook, or endlessly bragging about her beloved 5-year-old nephew, Noah.

lilly_head_edited-1Lilian Rogers

Intern & Volunteer Coordinator

Lilly Rogers graduated from Suffolk University in 2012, where she majored in Sociology with a concentration in Health, Medicine, & the Body and minored in Women & Gender studies. She currently resides in Rhode Island with a personal library that is threatening to encroach upon her entire apartment. Lilly also aspires to someday rescue a dog. Her passions lie in LGBTQA rights, feminism, and truly comprehensive, inclusive sexual health education for all the humans. She is a writer who hopes someday to brazenly publish her work, including a memoir about her process of coming out and her Femme identity.