Rebecca Alvarez, MSW, LSW, M.Ed
Rebecca emerged as a fledgling sex educator in 2004 with the women owned-and-run sex shop Babeland in New York City. In 2009, she co-founded ScrewSmart, a Philadelphia-based sex education collaborative that offers sexuality-based workshops, burlesque and drag edutainment. Her research on creating sexual comfort within the medical community as well as Intimate Partner Violence has been presented at sites including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the TransHealth Conference, and Widener University. She believes that the medical world has much to learn about pleasure-aware care and to this ends, has taught as a Gynecological Teaching Associate and a curriculum developer and facilitator for the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholar’s program. Currently, she works as HIV Mental Health Counselor at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Brian Flaherty went to Tufts University where misspent the first three years of his college education pursuing an engineering degree before bailing out at the last minute and getting an English degree. He went on to work his way up through the ranks of academic law librarianship despite the conspicuous absence of a law degree. He has worked as a legal reference librarian for over 20 years; given the intersection of his personal and professional interests, he has developed a specialty in researching issues related to sex and the law. In 2006 he helped incorporate Partners in Sex Education, a non-profit in the Greater Boston area dedicated to educating young people in schools, juvenile detention facilities and other youth organizations. He currently works as a librarian at New England Law | Boston, and as director of development and administrative factotum for Partners in Sex Education in Newton.
Derek Andelloux, M.D.
Dr. Derek Andelloux is a Family Medicine Physician who received his MD from Boston University, and will soon complete his residency training at Brown University/Memorial Hospital of RI in the summer of 2012. He has spent a significant portion of his training focusing on sexual medicine and reproductive issues, and is comfortable counseling patients on diverse and various aspects of male and females sexuality. A lifelong Rhode Islander, he is committed to providing quality healthcare here in the Ocean State.
Erica Busillo Adams is an experienced fundraising professional and current staff member at Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay. She is extremely passionate about the nonprofit sector and about CSPH’s mission, and is super proud to be on the CSPHBoard. Erica is also an active member of the PVD Lady Project, Providence HYP, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals-RI, and is a current RI Foundation Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program participant. When not geeking-out about her field, you can find Erica sampling one of RI’s many great restaurants, visiting a museum, or hopping a plane to her next travel destination. Erica studied Dance, Communications, and Comparative Religion at Northwestern U, and though she hails from Princeton, NJ / Philadelphia, PA, currently resides in Providence, RI with her husband, two stepdaughters, 90-pound chocolate lab, and tabby cat.
Cassandra got her start in sex education and non-profit development through an internship with The CSPH in 2012. She founded the Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) Resource Center at New College of Florida in August 2014 to provide campus resources for survivors of interpersonal and relationship violence and their support systems. She works as a Sexual Assault Response Team intern for SPARCC (Sarasota, FL) and serves as the director for sexual violence prevention education programming at New College of Florida. She is currently writing her thesis about the representation of sexual roles and feminine relationships in erotic adaptations of fairy tales and will graduate from New College of Florida in May of 2015.
Bonnie is an independent consultant and researcher with more than 30 years of experience in program evaluation, research, and strategic planning. She brings a gender and human rights perspective to sexual and reproductive health programs. Through interactive methods that build staff capacity, she assists a variety of NGOs, non-profits, foundations, and international agencies to design cost-effective and user-friendly monitoring, evaluation and learning systems. She also specializes in conducting advocacy evaluations and portfolio evaluations for foundations and donor agencies. Based on her research and evaluations, her publications include a book of advocacy research and program case studies: Running the Obstacle Course to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from Latin America (Praeger: 2006), as well as peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Currently, she works as the monitoring and evaluation consultant for EMpower, a global foundation supporting programs for vulnerable youth. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with proficiency in French. For more information on Bonnie’s professional experience, visit her website: www.blshepardconsulting.com