BILL TAVERNER, M.A., C.S.E., is the executive director of the nationally acclaimed Center for Sex Education and is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He has co-authored many sex ed teaching resources, including Making Sense of Abstinence; Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter; Positive Images; Sex Ed 101; and eight editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality. Bill served as editor-in-chief for the two-volume third edition of Teaching Safer Sex, which received the 2013 AASECT Book Award. A trainer of thousands throughout the United States, who has twice advocated for sexuality education at U.S. Congressional briefings, Bill has received other national awards recognizing his leadership in sexuality education: the first “Schiller Prize” given by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for best workshop using interactive strategies; Planned Parenthood’s “Golden Apple Award” for leadership in education; a Sexual Intelligence award naming him named “one of the country’s pre-eminent sex educators, trainers, and sex education theorists,” and the “Golden Brick Award” for “encouraging the growth of sex ed professionals.”


Jeffrey W. Anthony is the program coordinator of the nationally acclaimed Center for Sex Education. Jeff is the registrar for the National Sex Ed Conference, maintainer of the Sex Ed Network, distributor of the CSE’s award-winning resources, as well as managing the social media accounts. Jeff is a New Jersey State-Certified HIV counselor, as well as a certified health educator, with an broader educational background in public health and its intersections.

Prior to working at the CSE, Jeff worked for Rutgers University Student Life. He served as an assistant advisor to student organizations, and assisted in the implementation of student organizational training, and the first and second “Sex, Love, & Dating: Interpersonal Relationships” conferences at the University.

Jeff does in fact enjoy long walks on the beach in the moonlight, as well as cooking, museums, thunderstorms, parks, yoga, and Crossfit.

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Kiara is a program coordinator for the Center for Sex Education (CSE). Kiara is the assistant registrar of the National Sex Ed Conference, social media manager/marketer, and manager of our award-winning resources sold through our Sex Ed Store. Kiara is a PRSA certified public relations practitioner with a core concentration on nonprofit relations.

Prior to working for the CSE, Kiara worked with a variety of nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ where she devised a social media strategy for it’s Teen L.I.N.K.S education program. When Kiara is not working she starts her second job of professional binge-watching, as well as studying in the art of Cat Lady Wisdom, and enjoys all things pizza.

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Karen is the sexuality education and training specialist for The Center for Sex Education. A curriculum development expert with more than two decades’ experience in sexuality education, Dr. Rayne is passionate about providing comprehensive sexuality education to people of all ages and stages with sensitivity and a touch of humor. Dr. Rayne has served as chair of the National Sex Ed Conference and Associate Editor of the American Journal for Sexuality Education. She is the author or editor of several teaching manuals, including Streetwise to Sex-wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk YouthOrientation: Teaching about Identity, Attraction, and Behavior, two parent-child communication curricula (one for the Unitarian Universalist Association and one in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund and the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health), and two youth-focused curriculum (one for Girls, Inc. and one for a federally funded project through Carnegie Mellon University).