director of operations: Alycia Williams, MS, LPC, CST
Great Lakes (Chicago)
Alycia Williams, MS, LPC, CST is a psychotherapist and AASECT certified sex therapist who has specialized in relationship enhancement and personal growth for 20 years. She maintains a private therapy practice in Chicago. Alycia holds a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma State University and a post-graduate certification in sex therapy and sexuality education from the University of Michigan. She is on the faculty of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program where she mentors professionals in pursuit of advanced sexual health training. In her practice, she treats a wide variety of sexual and relational concerns, with a special interest in sexuality and anxiety. Alycia seeks to further the field of sexuality through skilled delivery of sex therapy, facilitation of cutting edge sexuality information, and promotion of sex positive dialogue.
DIRECTOR OF Medical outreach: PHILLIS MIMS-GILLUM, MD, CSC
GREAT LAKES (DETROIT)
Dr. Phillis Mims-Gillum is a board certified physician in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology with over 15 years of clinical experience. In addition, she is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor and provides dedicated Sexual Health and Counseling services in a health care setting. She is an Assistant Professor for the Wayne State University School of Medicine and teaching faculty for the University of Michigan SSW Certificate program for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She actively promotes Sexual Health as an important part of Total Health Care and Self care. In this capacity, she provides ongoing education and empowerment for patients and providers in order to create settings where open dialogue, acceptance, medical training, patient and client care, and multi-specialty collaboration will allow sexual health to be recognized and openly addressed in the health care setting and beyond. She is committed to creating and nurturing partnerships that help advance the field of sexuality by bridging the gap between Sexual Medicine, Sex Counseling, and Sex Therapy. A writer, blogger, and public speaker, Dr. Mims-Gillum enjoys sharing realistic and reliable presentations that empower as they promote healthy living, self-care, intimacy, sexuality, and more.
DIRECTOR OF finance: NISHA MCKENZIE PA-C
GREAT LAKES (GRAND RAPIDS)
Nisha graduated in 2002 with a Masters Degree in Medicine – Physician Assistant studies. Since that time she has dedicated her career to women’s health and wellness. Beginning in 2011 she intently focused on women’s sexual health and its relation to overall health after the realization that information is not being taught to medical providers in a way that can effectively be communicated to the women we are meant to help. She is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. Nisha mentors and teaches both Sexual Medicine and Women’s Health for the Grand Valley State University PA program and also enjoys teaching the OB/GYN residents of Michigan State University. She speaks at many medical conferences with a dedication to helping providers understand how to better include sexual health into general health. She is the founder and director of the Center for Women’s Sexual Health in Grand Rapids, MI. This was created to allow women the opportunity to explore questions or concerns about sex and relationships in a comfortable, educated environment lacking judgement and the typical medical time constraints. Her goal is to allow all women to embrace sexuality in a manner comfortable for them and to help create a network of providers who can work together to help relationships grow and improve, whether with oneself or wiith others
DIRECTOR OF communicationS: Michelle Herzog, MS, LMFT
Great Lakes (CHICAGO)
Michelle Herzog, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist at The Center for Mindful Living in Chicago. Michelle earned her Bachelors degree from DePaul University in Psychology and her Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has completed advanced training in sex therapy and sex education from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program. Michelle’s clinical practice is focused on improving the sexual lives of her clients. She encourages clients to deepen their levels of intimacy while expanding their sexual exploration and expression. As a client centered clinician, she integrates a variety of models into her treatment approach. She works with a range of sexually related constraints with a special interest in pre-orgasmic female clients and low desire couples.
DIRECTOR OF events: Priscilla R. De Llovio, M.A., LCPC, AMFT, CADC
Great lakes (Chicago)
Priscilla is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) specializing in sexuality and relationships. She completed advanced training in sex therapy from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program. She works with couples experiencing communication and intimacy issues, sexual dysfunctions, pre-marital counseling, infidelity, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Her specializations in sexual health are sexual transmitted diseases and sexual compulsive behaviors. She is also passionate about supporting and educating the Hispanic community about sexual health as her first language is Spanish. Priscilla earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in Puerto Rico and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler University in Chicago. She works as a staff therapist in Pinnacle Counseling, a group practice located in downtown Chicago and at the CORE Center as a bilingual mental health provider with patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Chicago.