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New Members to SIECUS Board Bring Deep Knowledge and Expertise

February 7, 2023
Contact: Michelle Slaybaugh 

New Members to SIECUS Board Bring Deep Knowledge and Expertise

Washington, DC – SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change is thrilled to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH, Caleb Arring and Londyn Smith de Richelieu. 

“Rebekah, Caleb and Londyn bring a wealth of experience and a passion to advance sex education,” said Dr. John Santelli, M.D., M.P.H., Board Chair of SIECUS. “Their lived experiences, extensive knowledge and expertise brings a new perspective and energy to the Board, and we are eager to see the impact they will have in supporting the mission of SIECUS.”

We are ecstatic to welcome these accomplished individuals to our board,” said Christine Soyoung Harley, President & CEO of SIECUS. “Their passion for supporting the work we do is invaluable as we continue to assert sex education as a vehicle for social change.”

Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH (she/her), is a Family Medicine Physician at Cambridge Health Alliance and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. As the 2019 Larry A. Green Scholar at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine & Primary Care, she worked with SIECUS to develop the interactive story map, “Sexuality Education Legislation and Policy: A State-by-State Comparison of Health Indicators,” which explores sex education legislation by state, compared to each state’s respective health indicators: sexual violence, physical dating violence, bullying/harassment, suicide, contraceptive prevalence, STI rate and teen birth rate. This story map can be used as a visually accessible advocacy tool to demonstrate the breadth of health indicators impacted by comprehensive sex education, as well as provide a foundation for further research and advocacy in the fields of comprehensive sex education and interpersonal violence. 

Caleb Arring (he/him), is the Legal Director of Communications and Development Compliance for the Movement Voter Project, working to ensure that the organization is legally compliant with non-profit IRS and campaign finance laws. Arring has previously worked with LGBTQIA+ and HIV+ immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, provided know-your-rights information to the transgender community, and volunteered organizing and canvassing with political campaigns. Arring is passionate about using his activism in combination with his knowledge of the law to impact positive change. His breadth of legal experience includes direct client advocacy, litigation, arguing at the Ninth Circuit, and providing large-scale general legal information. Caleb is a queer trans man who enjoys life with his husband and their cats. 

Londyn Smith de Richelieu (she/her), is the Director Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs at City of Baltimore, where she advises the Mayor, City Council, and City agencies about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, bring the LGBTQIA+ communities and the larger Baltimore community together, to ensure that City agencies fairly and equitably address issues affecting Baltimore’s LGBTQIA+ community,  ensure LGBTQIA+ individuals have access to and inclusion in the services of the City of Baltimore. She is a proud product of the Baltimore public school system, Morehouse College, and Hofstra University School of Law alumni who has dedicated her career to the empowerment of marginalized populations the LGBTQIA+ community and exploring the intersectionality of identity to achieve overall equity. She comes with a vast amount of coalition-building around policy reform through her work with the National Black Justice Coalition, Congressional Black Caucus, SWOP, AIDS United, and many other community-based organizations.


SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change has served as a leading national voice for sex education since 1964, asserting that sexuality is a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. Through advocacy, policy and coalition building, SIECUS advances sex education as a vehicle for social change—where all people receive sex education, are affirmed in their identities, and have power to make decisions about their own health, pleasure, and wholeness.