Pat Toner, M.Ed. is a former District Curriculum Coordinator for the Council Rock School District and has spoken at numerous workshops and conventions throughout her career. Pat has authored 12 books on Health Education and 2 books on Physical Education with Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster and J & B Products, Inc. Pat’s most recent books, “Sex Education: The Missing Pieces,” “Substance Abuse Prevention: The Missing Pieces,” and “Health Education A to Z” have won awards for excellence. In addition to teaching, Pat served as the varsity field hockey and lacrosse coach for Council Rock where she was named USA Coach of the Year, Trenton Times Coach of the Decade, and was recently inducted into the Bucks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Council Rock Hall of Fame.
Lauren Ewaniuk M.Ed is a certified secondary education teacher with nearly 10 years of experience in the areas of social sciences and family consumer sciences. She received her BSE from Millersville University and a M.Ed from Gratz College and a M.Ed in human sexuality from Widener University.
Her areas of interest include sex and technology, child development, and social movements in history. Along with her classroom experience she has collaborated with authors on books with topics that include controversial issues in society and historical moments and figures in sexual revolutions.
Ms. Beth Gellman-Beer, a Supervisory Attorney for the federal government, travels the country providing training sessions regarding significant civil rights issues related to sex, race and disability discrimination and harassment. With a longterm commitment to civil rights, Beth was interested in school law since a young age, when she was diagnosed with a learning disability in third grade and faced many obstacles and struggles as a result. Beth is passionate about her national leadership as she loves working with educators to support them in creating a more inclusive school culture.
Ms. Gellman-Beer earned her B.A. in Anthropology in 1997 from Franklin and Marshall College and her J.D. from the Temple University School of Law in 2004. Upon graduation, Ms. Gellman-Beer worked at a civil litigation firm, with some representation in employment discrimination lawsuits. In 2006 Ms. Gellman-Beer was hired as a general attorney for the federal government and was promoted to a Supervisory Attorney in 2010, where she leads a team of attorneys and investigators in investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination against institutions receiving federal funding. Ms. Gellman-Beer has lead her team in a number of high profile investigations and resolutions involving various civil rights issues including sexual assault, sexual harassment, racial harassment, disability discrimination, etc.
Chanel Broadus is an alumnus of the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program at Drexel University. She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Saint Joseph’s University. Ms. Broadus has over ten years of professional experience of administration in higher education, the legal profession, information technology, and human resources. During her tenure at Community College of Philadelphia, Ms. Broadus was crucial to the training and professional development of both paid and faculty advisors, and she devised an advising departmental manual that was used by all of the College’s campuses. Additionally, Ms. Broadus was a member of the Joint Curriculum Advising Committee, the Paralegal Advisory Board, the Student Appeals Committee, the Judicial Hearing Committee, and served as a Student Appeals Advisor.
Prior to her employment at the Community College of Philadelphia, Ms. Broadus interned, volunteered, and was employed in the legal and civics education sector. She has been affiliated with organizations such as Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, LEAP-Kids, The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD), the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, We The People, the National Constitution Center, and the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS). In 2009 she was named one of the 101 most top connected people in Philadelphia, by Leadership Philadelphia. She is also a certified mediator.
Dr. Erika Evans-Weaver is the Director of Master’s Program and Field Placement Director for the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University. She is also a specialist in the fields of family and sexual therapy with over 7 years experience in providing mental health services. She has contributed to sexualhealth.com and is Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has a private practice in Marriage and Family Therapy (Lessons in Freedom and Empowerment) and is also a co-founder of OurHealth, LLC, a Health Media & Education consulting firm.
Dr. Erika Evans-Weaver received her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University, her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University, and her BA in French/Spanish from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has been employed in a number of community-based organizations providing counseling and education to staff and clients about culture and sensitivity, effective communication skills, female sexual health, lifespan development, and relationship training. She also has extensive experience as an adjunct professor at La Salle University, Philadelphia University, Montgomery County Community College, and Cabrini College.
Glenn Yetter is a teacher of 8th and 9th grade gifted support in the North Penn School District. He has spent the last 28 years as a sixth grade teacher while trying to seamlessly integrate technology into his classroom. He has also served as a technology coach for the district and has participated in numerous staff development activities for the North Penn faculty. Glenn is a huge advocate of the student-led conference and has consulted with Rand McMillan and Educational Impact. As a big fan of Twitter, he was nominated this past year for a ‘Bammy Award’ for his use of technology in the classroom.
Glenn received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Temple University. He resides in Hatfield, PA with his wife Dr. Nicole Yetter.
Dr. Elana Betts is a certified school psychologist in the K-12 school system, with over 14 years of experience in public schools and approved private schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Penn State University, her M.A. from Rowan University and her school psychology certificate from Eastern University. In 2013, she received her Doctorate in Education (D.Ed.) from Penn State University in Adult Education.
Her areas of specialty include disability awareness, cultural competence (minorities, LGBTQ), and social justice advocacy work. She has worked in community mental health, K-12 education, and higher education in both administrator and counselor roles. Dr. Betts enjoys working with adult learners in college/university, workplace, and community settings.
Ms. Tracie Q. Gilbert is the founder of Gilbert Educational Ministries and an educator, with a passion for providing holistic development opportunities for adolescents and their advocates. Ms. Gilbert has over 15 years experience working with young people and youth development programs, in a variety of settings across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast. Currently, Ms. Gilbert resides in West Philadelphia, PA, where she provides health counseling and resource support for high school students.
Ms. Gilbert was the 2011 winner of the Women for Social Innovation’s Turning Point Prize, which she used to begin The Empowered Mom’s Think Tank, a 10-month initiative geared toward helping African American female caregivers talk to young people about sensitive topics. She has provided presentations for a wide range of special events, including the 2012 Black Male Development Symposium, the 2012 National Black Child Development Institute’s Annual Conference, and Congressman Chakah Fattah’s 2011 National Conference on Higher Education.
Mark Good is the principal and founder of Mark Charles Good, a company that specializes in diversity & inclusion training and effective interpersonal communication strategies for the business, education, and non-profit sectors worldwide.
In addition to Mark’s three decades of experience working as a diversity trainer and interpersonal communication specialist, he has also worked in the corporate sector and as a school counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.Mark has written and edited four books and is working on his fifth, due out in late 2014. Its working title is The 5 Steps That Make Diversity Work: A Handbook for Schools, Businesses, and Non-Profits.
Eli R. Green, PhD is an interdisciplinary sexualities scholar, Assistant Professor of Public Health at William Paterson University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University. Dr. Green is a nationally recognized trainer who helps non-profits, direct service, medical providers, and educational professionals expand their LGBQ and transgender-related cultural competency. As a consultant, he has developed and leads LGBQ & transgender specific train-the-trainer courses, and provides ongoing technical assistance and coaching for current educators and trainers. Dr. Green’s book, co-authored with Luca Maurer, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Reducing Prejudice & Building Skills is the first to offer best practices and lesson plans to lead transgender trainings. Dr. Green holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, in addition to Masters Degrees in Human Sexuality Education (Widener University) and Applied Women’s Studies (Claremont Graduate University). His research focuses largely on reducing prejudice toward transgender people and communities through education and training. He is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT).