Board of Directors

 

Officers

President, Rebecca Baughman Kerns (she/her)

A returning President from 2006, Rebecca has been involved with the intersex community since 1999. Embracing the professions of nonprofit management and education, she feels Communication is pivotal to success in both positions.

Rebecca lives in the city of Columbia where, as a married mother of three, she freelances as a grant writer and English language tutor while completing her Masters in English at the University of Missouri.

With Complete Androgen Insensitivity, she has found an amazing home and wonderful friends through InterConnect in its current and past iterations. Watching incredible advancements in the intersex community, she’s seen the great distance we have covered and is excited to see what our future holds.

Treasurer, Ann Hill (she/her)

With over 30 years of nonprofit programmatic management experience, Ann has gained a variety of professional experience benefiting InterConnect and the community at-large, including; development, membership recruitment and retention, marketing and conference planning.

Ann and husband Robb have two children. The amount of education and support the family has received from our organization has been immeasurable. This support has made a huge difference to her family. They want the organization to be around for many years to come, providing education and support to others like they have received.

Secretary, Sarah Wootton (she/her)

Sarah has been a member of the group since 2001, when she attended her first conference in Denver. Diagnosed with CAIS at birth, her mother was instrumental in finding this support group. As a young adult, she really valued the inclusion and belonging she found at every conference. As the Board Secretary, Sarah focuses on communication, project management and the yearly election process.

A native of both the SF Bay Area and Philly, Sarah now lives in Oakland with her husband, Anthony, and their 3 cats. She works in tech sales, and loves to sing, explore nature and watch lots of HGTV!

Members-At-Large

Jennifer Levine (she/her, they/them)

Jennifer specializes in clinical patient recruitment and community outreach for a biopharmaceutical company in New York City. Put simply, she helps research sites enroll clinical studies in order to find new treatments for diseases and conditions of the central nervous system, such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, fibromyalgia and narcolepsy. She’s also a Certified Meeting Planner, specializing in pharmaceutical/medical conferences as well as patient outreach events.

She has been a member of InterConnect since 2015, having that year decided to live her truth, speaking up against intersex erasure and surgery in all parts of her life, including via her YouTube and Instagram. She’s also a dog mom to a “super chihuahua” named Mochi, enjoys hip hop dancing and long-distance running and will not shut up if you talk to her about pretty much any TV show or movie from the last 45 years.

She can be reached on most social media as @jennlevine.

Mari Wrobi (they/them/theirs)

A QTPOC and LGBTQIA+ advocate born and raised in California, Mari currently works full-time at the first and only shelter for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in Sacramento.
An artist, photographer, and graphic designer who focuses on creating art that is 100% queer, they further serve as an intersex rights advocate and educator with interACT (Advocates for Intersex Youth).

Sam Knudtson (they/them)

Sam lives a very intersectional life as intersex, autistic, and physically disabled. Eager to bring their knowledge to the table, Sam has experience working in, and with, nonprofits during most of their life.

InterConnect changed Sam’s life and has provided many meaningful relationships. With this new found home, they seek to give back to our community.

Raphael Nash (they/he)

Currently managing a software development team, Raphael grew up in an environment where their family created spaces to have people’s stories told. They strive to bring their technical expertise to help InterConnect achieve its mission of creating a similar safe space for the intersex community.

Raphael has been a member for over a year. Finding InterConnect on the advice of a therapist, the moment they attended their first meeting, Raphael realized they had “found my people”. They believe that everyone needs a place to share their story and be seen.

Sam Sharpe (they/them)

A PhD candidate in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, Sam received a BA in Biology from Carleton College. They completed a fellowship in science communication in 2016 and have given presentations at local and national conferences on plant evolutionary ecology, increasing inclusion in STEM education, and understanding biological variation in sex and gender.

Sam previously served as a member of the executive board of Gender Collective, a student organization that provides community, activism, and education on issues surrounding trans and gender non-conforming students.

Staff

Communications and Support Coordinator, Marissa Adams (she/her)

As the Communications and Support Coordinator Marissa is often the first point of contact for new members and other inquiries to the group.

Attending her first InterConnect conference in 2015, she has been involved with the group since. She is passionate about using her experience to support other intersex people and their families, welcoming them into the same community of support she feels at home with. She also serves on the board of the organization Intersex and Faith and was featured in the documentary film Stories of Intersex and Faith.

Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator, Courtney Skaggs (they/them)

With their first conference in 2020, Courtney’s activity in the group has really ramped up, getting to know many in the community.
Residing in San Diego, they’ve been reaching out to volunteers, contributing to online engagement, and coordinating monthly support groups and hangouts. Courtney plans to study public health beginning Fall 2021, as they shift their career to be focused on intersex equity.

We’re in this together.

InterConnect is committed to building a community for all intersex people, their families, and allies. A space where you are heard, valued, and embraced regardless of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, socio-economic background, ability, experience, or perspective. A community where you can bring your whole self. We’re in this together, join us.

Our Mission:

InterConnect is a compassionate and affirming community of intersex individuals, family members and allies, working together to promote a better quality of life through connection, support, education and awareness.

Our Vision:

A world in which intersex individuals are celebrated as a natural variation of human biology, and all intersex people feel safe, seen and supported.

Our Values:

We value the journey of intersex people, their families and allies, who support our right to self-determination, dignity, and purpose.

Be.SEEN

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