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Melanie is an author, sex education consultant, and owner of
Honest Exchange, LLC. She has been an Our Whole
Lives facilitator for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
in Somerset Hills, New
Jersey, where she co-founded a health ministry service
group and a sexually healthy congregation interest group. Melanie delivers lay
services to UU congregations in the Metropolitan New York District. Melanie has
a B.A. in mass communications and a minor in women’s studies from California State University, Hayward,
and an M.Ed. in human sexuality education from Widener University, where she is a doctoral candidate in the same field. Melanie is
an adjunct professor of human sexuality at Moravian College and is a founding member of the
Consortium on Sexuality and Aging. She was named a 2007 Emerging Professional in
Sexuality Education by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Stephanie is a licensed clinical psychologist in private
practice in Oldwick,
New Jersey. She is a partner at
Oldwick Associates and is a consultant for the New Jersey Department of Labor.
She maintains a general practice in addition to specializing in marital therapy,
the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, psychotherapy with children
and adolescents, and women’s issues. Prior to opening her private practice in
1996, Stephanie was senior psychologist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
While there, she was responsible for training staff, psychology interns, and
psychiatry residents, in addition to providing direct clinical services. She
completed undergraduate work at New
York University and
received her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the
The Reverend Craig Hirshberg is a community minister in
private practice specializing in teaching spiritual and contemplative practices
and facilitating spiritual formation retreats. As a spiritual director she
serves as an adjunct faculty for the Shalem Center
for Spiritual Guidance in Washington, DC. For nine years she was parish minister at
the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills in Somerville, New
Jersey, serving as its founding minister. She received
her M.Div. from Drew Theological School in 1996, and her B.A. from Kent State University. Other formal study includes
programs at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance, the Barre Center
for Buddhist Studies, and New
York University. Other professional experience
includes positions in program development and international education for YMCAs
in Ohio, California, and New York. As a trainer for the YMCA of the
USA, Craig provided staff courses in
cross-cultural communication, group work, program development, values education,
and global education. Her “Global Education Workbook” includes 40 global
education activities in the areas of interdependence and cross-cultural
Richard is the CEO and founder of iobility, a
New Jersey–based consulting firm that specializes in aligning people and
organizations with a company’s mission, vision, and values. He has more than 25
years of experience working in the areas of ethical leadership, organizational
learning, leadership development, team development, and business transformation.
Richard has held executive positions within major corporations, including Senior
Vice President, People and Culture, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC);
Vice President, Organizational Learning and Workforce Development, Genzyme
Corporation; and Vice President, Leadership Development, Northern Telecom.
Richard has written more than fifty publications and training guides on topics
including ethical leadership, leadership myths and realities, corporate culture
change, spiritual leadership, wellness, and corporate culture.
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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
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