CSPH Staff

 

Megan Andelloux

Founder & Director

megbioMegan 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 150 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

Training & Development Manager

(aida@thecsph.org)

Aida Manduley

Aida is a bilingual organizer, speaker, 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 training. Outside of her work at The CSPH, Aida is pursuing her MSW at Boston University and sits on a number of advisory boards around issues like sexual health education in Rhode Island. Her past projects include (but are certainly not limited to) working as the Sexual Health Advocate at a domestic violence agency, contributing to a quarterly magazine/endurance publishing event, volunteering as an advocate with a violent crime crisis helpline, chairing the board of non-profit that organizes low-income communities of color for socioeconomic and political justice, and sitting on coalitions around HIV preventioncomprehensive sexuality educationLGBTQ anti-violence work, and more. Recently transplanted to Boston for her graduate studies, you can often find her in New York City too, as well as bouncing around the country from conference to conference. Catch her if you can!

Alicia Gauvin

Operations Manager

(alicia@thecsph.org)

Alicia GauvinAlicia 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, joined the support staff in January 2013, and became the CSPH Operations Manager in June 2014. A native New Englander, Alicia is elated to reside in what she refers to as “the best state” – Rhode Island. When she is not working, 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.

Erin Basler-Francis

Intern & Volunteer Manager

(erin@thecsph.org)

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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. (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

 

Kayla Wingert

Event & Outreach Coordinator

(kayla@thecsph.org)

photo (2)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.

Lilian Rogers

Development Associate

(lilly@thecsph.org)

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.

Yvonne Yu

Online Media & Marketing Coordinator

(yvonne@thecsph.org)

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Yvonne came to Rhode Island after growing up overseas in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Dedicated to examining cultural intersections between race, gender, and sexuality, she is similarly passionate about creating easily accessible connections between sexuality educators and those who can benefit from their work. She is currently completing the fifth year of her Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology degree at Brown University.
Prior to joining the CSPH, she was investigating discrimination cases at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, building on a passion for public advocacy which she now extends to her work addressing sexual shame and misinformation. She held two consecutive Social Media internships at the CSPH, after which she joined support staff in January 2013. Alongside her work here, she currently works with Brown University’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Advocacy department, developing appropriate procedures for addressing incidents and offering full assistance to victims on campus.
Yvonne was a nationally ranked debater with the American Parliamentary Debate Association, which is pretty fitting because she will talk your ear off given the opportunity. You can find her on the Internet, where she spends most of her life writing short fiction and shopping for onesies on eBay.