SPEAKERS + PANELIST

 
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Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein from BOBB Films will be showing a sneak peak of their new documentary about Hormonal Birth Control with a Q+A to follow.

alisa Vitti, HHC

Alisa is a functional nutritionist, hormone expert, author of WomanCode, and founder of FLOLiving.comMyFLO, the Cycle-Syncing™ and the Period Type™ Quiz .

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Ericka Hart

Ericka Hart is a celebrated activist, writer, speaker and sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University.

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Dr. Alfred Shihata

World-class researcher in Women’s health, specializing in contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted disease. The inventor of FemCap and FemmyCycle, Dr. Shihata focuses on advocating for the prevention of STIs/HIV.

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Dr. Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAc

Jill Blakeway has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist and founder of the YinOva Center in New York City.

MELISSE GELULA

Melisse is the Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of pioneering wellness media company Well+Good.  As the healthy voice of Millennial women, WellandGood.com reaches 5.5 million monthly readers.

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Nitika Chopra

Nitika Chopra is a certified life coach, wellness entrepreneur, go-to resource for young women around the globe, and a motivational lifestyle guru. She is the host of the talk show Naturally Beautiful on Z Living which focuses on a holistic approach to beauty from the inside out.

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Alexandra Fine

Alex, graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology concentrating in sex therapy. She is the founder of Dame Products, its first product and the most highly crowdfunded sex toy, Eva, and most recently Fin – Kickstarter’s first sex toy.

dr. Eden Fromberg, DO, FACOOG, ABIHM

Osteopathic physician and clinical professor, Board Certified in both OB/GYN & Holistic Medicine, & Founding Member of the Fascia Research Society. Founder and Director of Holistic Gynecology New York & a female structural and functional medicine specialist.

Rachel Budde

Rachel Budde is the maker and creator of Fat and the Moon herbal bod care. Fat and the Moon concocts plant based self care potions that are radically non-toxic, both in terms of ingredients and message. 

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Meika Hollender

Meika Hollender is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sustain Natural, a pioneering brand of all-natural, vagina-friendly products marketed to women. She is also the creator of GetOnTop, a national campaign aimed at getting women to take control of their sexual health.

Dr. Robin Berzin

Founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin went to medical school at Columbia University -where she co-founded the physician communication app Cureatr – and later trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Tanya Wills, CNM, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

Tanya Wills  is a graduate of the midwifery program at Yale School of Nursing, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing and also earned her R.N. She practices as a home birth midwife and provides well-woman care, primary care, and lactation consultations.

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Katinka Locascio

Katinka is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist, Bodyworker and Labor Doula. She founded Earth & Sky Healing Arts 15 years ago with a vision to help people live to their fullest potential while staying rooted in the wisdom of the body.

Dr. Joseph B. Davis

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He specializes in providing medical and surgical treatment for infertility, employing the Da Vinci robotic surgical system for the treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, and tubal damage.

Morgane Veronique Richardson

Morgane is a feminist activist, Doula and Childbirth Educator based in NYC. She is a member of the NYCDC and holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Gender and Peace Building from the U.N. University for Peace.

Nicole Jardim

Certified Women's Health Coach and creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower young women to reclaim their hormonal health in a fun and sassy way. 

Bryony Cole

Bryony Cole is the host of Future of Sex, a podcast exploring the emerging worlds of sex and tech, featuring topics such as intimacy with VR and robot cheating. Her podcast has been featured on Thrillist, The Change School, AskMen and This Woman Can. 

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Holly Grigg-Spall

Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of "Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control". Her work has been featured in the Guardian, Vogue, the Washington Post, Broadly, and the BBC, amongst others. 

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Farah Diaz-Tello

Farah Diaz-Tello is a Senior Counsel for the SIA Legal Team and a U.S. human rights attorney whose career is dedicated to the pursuit of reproductive justice, with a focus on pregnancy and the full spectrum of pregnancy outcomes.

Molly Hayward

Molly is the founder of CORA. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, featured in major television and media outlets, and garnered awards for her innovative approach to elevating women globally through for-profit business

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Mal Harrison

Founder of the Center for Erotic Intelligence, Mal Harrison is a sexologist, educator, coach, TEDx speaker, and former advice columnist "Ms. M." at the Museum of Sex. Her research and subsequent article on the internal clitoris went viral in 2011.

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Kristen Mancinelli

Kristen Mancinelli is director of education and partnerships at Extend Fertility, where she educates women on fertility and egg freezing and advocates for access to fertility education and de-stigmatizing conversations about female fertility. 

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Chloë Lubell

Chloë is a queer feminist Certified Nurse Midwife doing prenatal, birth, and postpartum care in a NYC hospital. She provides at-home IUI and fertility counseling through FridaCare and GYN care and trans healthcare through TheMidwfeIsIn.

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Aisha

Reproductive Health and Advocacy fellow at the RHAP. She is a Family Physician who focuses her work on reproductive rights as they relate to reproductive justice, including access to contraception and abortion in underserved communities

Lindsey Vestal

Lindsey owns The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre and postnatal women. She is a passionate promoter of bridging pelvic floor rehabilitation with lifestyle modifications.

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Rebecca Willa Davis

Rebecca Willa Davis is the founder of Rally+Rise, a local grassroots activist organization currently focused on updating New York's antiquated abortion law. By day, she's the deputy editor at Well+Good.

 

Jared Matthew Weiss

Jared is an artist, entrepreneur, and founder of Touchpoint, New York City's town hall about sex and partnership. Weiss has been featured on The Today Show, Bravo, Tyra, MTV. He’s given talks at Penn, Harvard, TEDx, and for dozens of Fortune 500 companies.

Vanessa Cuccia

Vanessa Cuccia is the founder and creator of Chakrubs; the sexual wellness brand that utilizes crystals in their products to promote self-soothing for those seeking physical pleasure as well as spiritual and emotional support.

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Emily Moonbeam Varnam 

Emily is the co-founder, along with Kelsey Knight, of The Fifth Vital Sign, a grassroots project using education as preventative care through body literacy and informed choice. She's an experienced birth worker, advocate, and intersectional feminist. 

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Jennifer is a leading writer, lawyer and advocate for equitable menstrual policy in America. Newsweek called her the “architect of the U.S. policy campaign to squash the tampon tax.” 

George Mussalli, MD (FACOG)

Dr. Mussalli is a Maternal Fetal Medicine OB/Gyn specialist specializing in low and high risk pregnancies. He is a co-founder of  Village Obstetrics and Village Maternity

SARAH WAXMAN

Sarah is the founder of At The Well, a women's health and wellness organization working to empower Jewish women and their friends to live more connected to their bodies, and spirituality.

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Jessica Vernon, MD,FACOG

OB/GYN faculty at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx. Provides health care to women from diverse cultural backgrounds in one of NY most underserved neighborhoods, empowering women to make their own health care decisions.

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R. Keith Bell, Dipl. Ac., L.Ac.,

Keith Bell is the founder and clinical director of Oriental Medicine Specialists  and a board certified and licensed acupuncturist, certified professional doula and expert in holistic health, women’s health and holistic fertility enhancement. 

Dr. Viral Patel

Viral is an Emergency Medicine doctor that trained and worked in urban, NY ER's for 6 years. Recently, Viral has been working at Oscar Health Care to improve access to quality care and helping with women's health and contraception questions.