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Darrion J. Beckles (he/him)

Darrion J. Beckles is a professional storyteller and creative strategist with over a decade of experience in content management, media production, journalism, and public relations. He has worked with small businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and print and digital publications. Prior…

Miranda Estes(she/her/hers)

Miranda Estes joins SIECUS as the State Policy Action Manager. She will lead the implementation of the SEPAC program to ensure member organization gain valuable advocacy, coalition building, and political strategy skills. Miranda looks forward to supporting and building relationships…

Sydelle Barreto (she/her/hers)

Sydelle Barreto joins SIECUS as the Assistant Director of Federal Policy. Prior to SIECUS, she was the Policy Communications Specialist at the National Association for the Education of Young Children where she helped uplift the voices of early childhood educators…

Nawal Umar (she/her/hers)

Policy Analyst Nawal Umar, MPH joins SIECUS as a Policy Analyst. She is responsible for tracking and monitoring state, local, and federal policies and impending legislation related to sex education and other progressive sexual and reproductive health issues. She is…

Jade Kling (she/her/hers)

Jade Kling has over 8 years of experience working across the development industry. Passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and equitable access to sex ed, she leverages her expertise in relationship management, growth strategy, and development operations in her mission to advance…

Donna Muñoz (she/her/ella)

Donna Muñoz has worked as an independent consultant, providing administrative and financial leadership and support, since 2015 for both non-profit and for profit clients in the metro DC area. Non-profit work is her passion and she has over 30 years…

Gail Cowan (she/her/hers)

Gail Cowan, MSW, is SIECUS’ Director of Development. She works closely with staff to manage the organization’s foundation, corporate, and individual giving. Previously, Gail was the Director of Development at the national adolescent sexual health organization, Advocates for Youth. She…

Michelle Slaybaugh (she/her/hers)

Michelle Slaybaugh is a dedicated Sexologist, educator, and activist with a Master’s degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and extensive post-graduate training in sexuality.  As a veteran speaker, Michelle has over 15 years of experience delivering impactful and…

Alison Macklin (she/her/hers)

Alison Macklin, MSW is the Policy and Advocacy Director at SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change providing strategic guidance to communities looking to advance sex education and is a national leader in the comprehensive sex education field for over 19…

Christine Soyong Harley (she/her/hers)

Since 2019, Christine Soyong Harley has led SIECUS to focus on sex education as a vehicle for social change, focusing on the broad benefits of comprehensive sex education to prevent child abuse and sexual violence, and to advance education on…