Sue Goldstein is is the current President of ISSWSH. She is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, as well as managing editor of Sexual Medicine Reviews. She works at San Diego Sexual Medicine to develop clinical research projects, write protocols and oversee clinical trials, as well as supervise educational programs and support trainees. In addition, she develops programs for The Institute for Sexual Medicine, a charitable corporation dedicated to research and education in the field. Sue’s passion is education and in addition to co-authoring "When Sex Isn’t Good" to provide education and empowerment to women with sexual dysfunction, she has served as Education Chair of ISSWSH and currently serves on the Global Development and Online Services Committees and Chairs the Industry Relations Committee for ISSWSH. Sue also serves on the Educational Projects Committee, Fellowship Committee and Female Sexual Function Committee of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. Sue was the recipient of the ISSWSH Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and again in 2017, as well as the Distinguished Service Award from SMSNA in 2017.
Dr. Heather Quaile, (she/her) is a clinical and academic leader and entrepreneur. A double board certified, women’s and gender health nurse practitioner and advanced forensic nurse specializing in human trafficking and female sexual health. Dr. Quaile is also trained and certified as an AASECT sex counselor and sexual assault nurse examiner providing sexual health education, trauma-informed care, and information to patients of all ages. She created and implemented a medical program for emergency stabilization for commercial sexual exploitation of youth in Georgia. Dr. Quaile has been working in all aspects of women’s healthcare for over 22 years caring for women of all ages across the health-illness continuum and recognized the lack of sexual health awareness not just in her community but in its providers as well and founded, developed, and implemented her private practice The Sexual Health Optimization and Wellness (SHOW) Center. Her goal is to help guide patients through their healthcare journey and provide a range of services that address the biopsychosocial aspects of health, wellness, optimization, and sexuality. She is passionate about changing the systems and beliefs that have stigmatized women’s health and female sexuality through a non-judgmental, empathic approach grounded in evidence-based research. She has been a member of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) since 2015. She gained designation as a Fellow of ISSWSH and is a member of the education committee, website committee, peer reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, as well as co-chair for the scientific committee. She is Treasurer of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and is widely published in the field of women’s health, trauma-informed care, and regularly lectures to local and national audiences.
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and owns a private practice in the Washington DC region. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being ISSWSH Education chair, she also serves as Associate Editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. As a clinician and researcher, she is interested in reducing health disparities in women’s health and gender related care. Her current work focuses on big data from Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to explore healthcare utilization and quality of prenatal and postpartum care. Dr. Tenfelde completed post-graduate work in sexual counseling at the University of Michigan and is a certified yoga instructor, with a focus on pelvic floor health. She continues to practice clinically as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in a FQHC in Chicago.
Janeane N. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Population Health in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN. Dr. Anderson completed postdoctoral research fellowships in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the College of Medicine at UTHSC. She earned a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in health communication from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Anderson’s research targets the relationship between patient-clinician communication practices and clinical and quality of life outcomes among Black adults and adolescents. She studies the ways in which patients and clinicians share power and responsibility to achieve patient health goals in sexual health and chronic disease management. Extramural funding from the National Cancer Institute has supported studies that explore patient-clinician communication, treatment adherence, and sexual health challenges among Black and sexual minority women with early-stage breast cancer. She has received recent funding from the Washington DC Center for AIDS Research to develop a shared decision-making tool to facilitate pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation for Black sexual minority men and from the Tennessee Department of Health to train clinicians in optimal communication practices for PrEP uptake.
Dr. Anderson’s professional activities also include developing faculty resources and university-level programming to address diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and objectives. Some of her more recent efforts include developing pedagogical resources for UTHSC faculty to implement inclusive learning strategies in clinical learning environments and conducting professional communication workshops for College of Nursing and College of Medicine faculty to improve critical consciousness and communication with diverse students, patients, and community members. Dr. Anderson is frequently invited to give lectures on race, racism and other sensitive and socially relevant topics within U.S. healthcare contexts for national and international organizations, including the International Urogynecological Association, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Aimee Cloutier is a female sexual health Patient Advocate with over 10 years of progressive experience researching, educating, and advocating for patients on a variety of vulvovaginal, pelvic, and sexual health topics. She is passionate about partnering with patients to help them overcome the obstacles to finding evidence based resources that make it easier to understand their health conditions, how to find the health care professionals who have the knowledge and experience necessary to treat the more complex conditions, and she facilitates informed patient decisions and active participation in their care.
Aimee has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health organization since 2019 as a Patient Advocate and serves on multiple ISSWSH committees, including Chairing a sub-committee working to expand patient/provider communication, and she is involved in a wide range of advocacy initiatives such as creating patient resources. You can find the Healthy Hooha organization on all platforms under @healthyhooha as well as at healthyhooha.com.
Brooke Faught is a board certified, women's health nurse practitioner with specialty training in female sexual medicine and vulvoscopy. She completed her undergraduate training at The Ohio State University, her MSN at University of Pennsylvania and her DNP at Vanderbilt University.
In 2005, Brooke Faught developed and implemented the Women's Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) as a division of Urology Associates, P.C., in Nashville, Tennessee. She currently functions as the Director of WISH. She has been a member of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) since 2005. In 2012, she gained designation as a Fellow of ISSWSH and she currently serves as the Fellowship Committee Chair on the ISSWSH Board of Directors. She also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) from 2011 to 2017 including two years as Treasurer. Brooke Faught maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She also serves as faculty and a planning committee member for the annual NPWH/ISSWSH Sexual Health and Vulvoscopy Course for Nurse Practitioners.
Brooke Faught is widely published in the field of women's sexual and pelvic health. She regularly lectures to local, national, and international audiences and she is frequently invited to provide her expert opinion to various media outlets. Professional awards include the William Oxley Thompson Award for early career achievement and Alumni Transformers in Nursing and Healthcare through the Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Recent Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) 40 Under 40 award and the NBJ Women of Influence Award.
Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. He has authored more than 350 peer reviewed publications and multiple chapters, and edited 7 textbooks in the field. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, sexual health management post cancer treatment, genital dysesthesia/persistent genital arousal disorder, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Dr. Goldstein is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Voluntary Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and practices medicine at San Diego Sexual Medicine. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Sexual Medicine Reviews and founding Editor of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and a Past President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He holds a degree in engineering from Brown University and received his medical degree from McGill University. The World Association for Sexual Health awarded the Gold Medal to Dr. Goldstein in 2009 in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the field, in 2012 he received the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and in 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He is happily married to his college sweetheart Sue, and together they have three children and five grandchildren.
Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP, IF, CST, is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at Academic Urology’s Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg performs direct patient care, consultative services as a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator and sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Kellogg is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; Associate Professor at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is the course director for the Female Sexual Health Clinical Preceptorship and a member of the Board of Directors, Scientific Program Committee and Chair of the Fellowship Committee for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr Kellogg is a certified sexuality counselor and therapist. She has been a featured columnist in The New York Times “Ask the Experts’ column and is the author/coauthor of 2 books, 10 books chapters and 75 peer-reviewed articles appearing in publications including: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, International J Urogyencology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Women’s Health Care, Female Patient, and Journal of Sex, Education and Therapy.
Dr Kellogg speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to female sexuality, and has been featured in popular venues, including: The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, Discovery Channel, American Milestones, and Web MD.
Dr. Kellogg received her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality; OB/GYN practitioner certificate from the University of Pennsylvania; and MSN in Maternal Child Health from Loyola University in Chicago.
She is an active researcher and has been an investigator in a NIH trial and several industry trials investigating female sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain syndromes.
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is the chief of the division of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and psychological aspects of infertility.
Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials for treatments for female sexual disorders and consults for many pharmaceutical companies that are developing investigational drug treatments for sexual problems. She is an Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Menopause and Climacteric.
Dr. Kingsberg is a past president of The North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Jandra Mueller earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She began specializing in pelvic health conditions early on in her career along with sports and orthopedic physical therapy but after a few years, decided to focus completely in male and female pelvic health. Jandra currently practices in North County San Diego (Encinitas) and is the clinic director of Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center - Encinitas. In addition to her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, she also has her Master's of Science degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition, specializing in gut health, hormonal issues, and helping you understand your specific needs. She loves learning more about whole body treatment approaches in order to address the whole person and help her patients return to an improved lifestyle without pain.
Dr. Maria Uloko is a urologistwho specializes in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction, female sexual pain, low libido/desire, regenerative ED treatments, advanced erectile dysfunction, symptomatic menopause, atrophic vaginitis, urologic prosthetic surgery, Peyronies disease, and hormone replacement therapy. She provides care for all genders from all over the spectrum.
Dr. Uloko is a strong advocate of improving the quality of life of her patients by providing a comprehensive, compassionate and inclusive approach to often stigmatized subjects. She believes in empowering her patients to take ownership of their sexual health by providing a shame-free space to ask questions and share their stories. She seeks to close gaps in disparities of care and implement systems that promote diversity and inclusivity.
As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Physician at San Diego Sexual Medicine she is involved in training medical students, residents and fellows in urology and sexual health. Dr. Uloko completed a fellowship in comprehensive sexual health with a focus on prosthesis/reconstruction at San Diego Sexual Medicine and Scripps. She completed residencies in urology and general surgery at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and earned her medical degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.
Dr. Alyssa Yee is a fellowship trained Sexual Medicine Physician and Reconstructive Urologist who has joined Dr. Irwin Goldstein as a partner at San Diego Sexual Medicine and Scripps Health as a full time urologist. In her fellowship, she was awarded the SMSNA Foundation Research grant to investigate the pathophysiology of neuroproliferative vestibulodynia–a painful sexual condition of the vulva. Drawing from her research, Dr. Yee innovated the first sub-epithelial complete vestibulectomy surgery, allowing for decreased blood loss and post-operative pain with excellent response as well as the first buccal mucosal graft for vestibular reconstruction.
Her professional and research interests include neuroproliferative vestibulodynia, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, hormonally mediated sexual pain, spine pathology and sexual dysfunction, reconstructive urology, access to care, and penile prosthetic surgery. She is involved in several health-related non-profit organizations and sits on the medical advisory board for the Tight Lipped podcast. In her spare time, Dr. Yee loves cooking, dancing, and flying trapeze.