Dr. Gail Dines
Founder and President - Culture Reframed
Dr. Gail Dines is Founder and President of Culture Reframed, and Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies
Wheelock College, Boston. Having researched and written about the porn industry for over twenty years, Dr. Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography shapes our identities, culture, and sexuality. She is a consultant to government agencies in the US and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland, and Canada, and a regular guest on television, radio, and print media. Dr. Dines’ latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages and adapted into a documentary film.
Director of Health Education - Culture Reframed
Liz Walker is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker, and author. In addition to her role as consultant Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed, Liz is Chair of the Australian non-profit eChildhood, mobilising responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography on children and young people. Well connected internationally, Liz regularly provides consultancy to government, non-profit, and professional organizations. Educators throughout Australia and internationally utilise the BODY IQ and RELATIONSHIP IQ programs, authored by Liz and underpinned by holistic sexuality education principles. Her work includes the children’s book: Not for Kids!
Dr. Jennifer Salerno
Founder - Possibilities for Change
Dr. Jennifer Salerno is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an advocate for adolescent risk reduction using youth-friendly technology and effective communication strategies. She has practiced for over 20 years, involved in many state and national initiatives to improve adolescent health. Jennifer founded Possibilities for Change and has worked in partnership with clinicians, researchers and youth to develop technology based adolescent risk screening and counseling tools, which are now being used by health professionals worldwide. She expanded her work in 2016 to parents of teens by releasing Teen Speak: A how to guide for real talks with teens about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Dana Entin is both a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Parenting Educator and Consultant who has worked with children and their parents for the past 30 years. For the past 14 years, Dana has worked primarily as a Parent Educator and Parenting Consultant. With her health science and medical background, she has provided services to parents and their children in both group and private consultation. She has taught and lectured in a multitude of settings, to both parents and preschool professionals. She specializes from birth through adolescence in areas related to health, prevention, safety, education, technology, development, nutrition, discipline, sleep and behavior.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Although Mark works with all adults, his primary area of interest and specialty is working with couples. This includes pre-marital counseling, communication difficulties, recovery from affairs and sex addiction, and parenting together after divorce. Becoming a Marriage & Family Therapist is Mark’s third career. He spent over 30 years producing fundraising TV programs for national and international non-profit organizations. Clients included World Vision, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, Food for the Poor, and Mercy Ships, among others. Mark also spent 5 years in financial services. Mark has raised two grown children and now lives with his wife and two dogs in Pasadena, CA.
Anya Manes is an educator and parent coach, specializing in helping parents talk with their kids about sex and relationships. As a high-school teacher for over a decade, she became intimately aware of teen struggles and how our current sex-ed programs and parenting culture fail to give kids the skills they need to navigate adolescence safely. Anya hosts the annual Talking To Kids About Sex Interview Series and speaks publicly at schools, parent groups, conferences, and private events. Privately and in groups, Anya coaches parents, helping them build skills around feeling and defending boundaries, articulating sexual values, answering children’s questions, and becoming critical thinkers about sex in the media.
Cyber Education Consultant
Lori Getz, M.A. Since 2004. Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008, Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security, and ethics. Since that time, Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world! Her mission is simple — to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers.
Dr. Sharon Lamb
EdD PhD, Professor
Sharon Lamb, EdD PhD, is Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at UMass Boston, where she has also served as Chair of the department and is currently Program Director of the Mental Health Counseling program. An experienced clinician, she is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology and she sees children, adolescents, adults, and couples at her therapy office in Shelburne, Vermont. She also trains doctoral and masters’ students at UMass Boston in advanced psychotherapy and personality assessment. Sharon does forensic evaluations in the state of Vermont as an expert in the best interests of the child, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and attachment.