Our Staff

Core Staff

Megan Andelloux

Founder & Director

megbioMegan Andelloux, founder and director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH), is a Clinical Sexologist and AASECT certified Sexuality Educator. 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 75 institutions of higher education, including 6 of the 8 Ivy League universities.  Ms. Andelloux is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Brown University Medical School and the Brown University Pediatrics Residency Program.

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 first Summit of Medical School Sexual Health Initiative 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.

Aida E. Manduley

Programming & Development Coordinator (aida@thecsph.org)

Aida Manduley

Aida is a bilingual organizer and educator hailing from Puerto Rico. To know her is to know her deep love of spreadsheets, color-coding, and keeping her calendar meticulously updated. At the Center, she’s held a variety of roles, but right now her main focus is working on nonprofit strategy, fundraising, and community outreach, as well as some of the special initiatives and speaking engagements. Outside of her work at The CSPH, Aida serves as the Sexual Health Advocate at a domestic violence agency and sits on a number of coalitions around topics like HIV preventioncomprehensive sexuality education, and LGBTQ anti-violence work. Her past projects include contributing to a quarterly magazine/endurance publishing event, volunteering as an advocate with a violent crime crisis helpline and chairing the board of non-profit that organizes low-income communities of color for socioeconomic and political justice. Though officially stationed in Rhode Island, you can often find her in Boston and New York City, as well as bouncing around the country from conference to conference. Catch her if you can!

Beth Papagolos

Executive Assistant (beth@thecsph.org)

31844_1301662749216_7311633_nBeth Papagolos’ path to the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health began right after high school when Beth began working for a sex toy party company. She quickly became disillusioned with the ethics of the home party industry, and spent several years working in corporate management while searching for opportunities to reduce sexual shame in ways that aligned with her personal values of authenticity and integrity. Beth returned to school in 2011 in order to pursue her dream of practicing sex therapy, and graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. After completing a year-long internship with the CSPH, Beth proudly joined the staff of the CSPH where she uses her interpersonal and organizational skills to help things run smoothly behind the scenes. In addition to her role at the CSPH, Beth helps to manage the behind-the-scenes machinations of Mijos Tacos, her chef partner’s restaurant-on-wheels. When she’s not working, Beth spends her time eating with her partner and two young children, weeding at her best friend’s farm and snuggling her animal friends.

Erin Basler-Francis

Intern and Volunteer Manager (erin@thecsph.org)

erinErin 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. (in progress) 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.

Support Staff

Alicia Gauvin

Educational Content Assistant (alicia@thecsph.org)

Alicia Gauvin

Alicia is a graduate of Clark University, where she received her degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. While at Clark, she became active in the campus’ peer-education sexual health group, Choices. It was through her involvement with this group that she came to know of the CSPH’s amazing internship program. She spent a year as the Web Development and Social Media intern, and joined the support staff in January 2013.
A native New Englander, Alicia currently resides in Manhattan where she is a Sex Specialist at the Pleasure Chest. She is also working on her Masters in Human Sexuality Education. When she is not working or studying, she likes to spend her time learning about antique medical devices (she curated the antique vibrators at the CSPH), watching 30 Rock, and spending time with her cat Lucille. (P.S. the object in her photo is a giant plush uterus).


Gypsy Starr Vidal

Writing & Policy Coordinator (gypsy@thecsph.org)

gvidal closeupA born-and-raised Texan, Gypsy Starr Vidal transplanted to New England in search of a little adventure and a whole lot of fresh perspective. Well, she got just that! An alum from Brown University, she received her degree in International Relations, focusing in Global Security and Latin America.  Upon graduation, Gypsy began working as a Litigation & Research Assistant with Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston, MA, where she remains today.  She also serves as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth.  In her spare time, Gypsy enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading, weightlifting, and watching Law & Order SVU marathons.