Board of Directors

 

Officers

President, Mary Mihevic (she/they)

Mary has been involved in social work for over 24 years and most recently worked to change outcomes for LGBTQiA+ youth that have been touched by the child welfare system.
A member of this group since 2004, she attended her first conference in Cincinnati and became convinced of how important it is to meet and make lasting connections with others that have intersex traits.
Mary began volunteering for the Welcome Committee, and a year later ended up serving in the role of Communications Coordinator for AIS-DSD from October of 2016 through 2018. She has also assisted with planning and facilitating our conferences in Phoenix, Chicago, and Little Rock. Mary joined our Board of Directors in 2018.

Treasurer, Bethzaida Santiago (they/them)

Beth for short, is a non-binary QPOC and is really into computers and a huge nerd! they joined the group in 2015 and attended their first conference in 2016 at Denver. After a couple of days of being around other intersex people they knew they wanted to help wherever need. they quickly signed up to be apart of the diversity committed.
Beth started as a board member at large in 2019, they were excited to become the new treasurer starting in 2020. Beth loves to help out as much as possible and continue supporting as many people as possible, they learn first hand how important the bonds you make with other intersex people are and wanted to help others make those connections.

Secretary, Sarah Wootton (she/her)

Sarah has been a member since she attended her first conference at the age of 13. Diagnosed with CAIS at birth, her mother was instrumental in finding this support group. As a young adult, she really valued this group, where she met so many people like herself. As the InterConnect Board Secretary, Sarah focuses on communication, project management and the yearly election process.

A native of both the San Francisco Bay Area and Philadelphia, Sarah now lives in Sunnyvale with her fiance (soon to be husband!) Anthony and their 3 cats. She works in tech sales, and loves to sing, explore the natural world around her and cook new vegan recipes.

Members-At-Large

Shannon Brewington (she/her)

Living in California with her husband of over 18 years, Shannon works in public education as a Scenic Designer for a performing arts center.

She discovered and joined the group in 2016, after finding out the truth about her history.  Becoming a part of the community freed her from the shame, guilt and fear that overshadowed the majority of her life. With the conference/retreat in Little Rock in 2019, she knew she wanted to be involved as being a part of this community has given her a new lease on life.

Colleen McCartney (she/her)

Colleen is a Platinum wellness leader with doTERRA and has passionate hobbies of cosplay & mermaiding.  Living in Virginia with her husband Eric, she enjoys the company of their Rhodesian Ridgeback fur babies Fiona and Morgana.
Colleen’s focus is to get the Intersex community to communicate and collaborate, creating resources and support for the community at large as well as developing smaller local communities.

Jennifer Levine (she/her, they/them)

Jennifer specializes in clinical recruitment and community outreach for a small pre-commercial biopharmaceutical company in New York City. She can be found working on multinational clinical studies in depression, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, fibromyalgia and narcolepsy. She’s also a Certified Meeting Planner, specializing in pharmaceutical and medical conferences.

When she joined InterConnect in 2015, she was still trying to understand how she had been misled and misdiagnosed, shamed and made to live this part of her life in secret for so long. Through her work in the group via committee, her activism, and her videos chronicling her intersex journey on YouTube, she’s begun to live her truth, speaking up against intersex erasure and surgery in all parts of her life.

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).

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.
After her first conference in 2015 she fell in love with InterConnect and has been consistently involved. She is also an intersex advocate with interACT: Advocates For Intersex Youth and on the board of Intersex and Faith. She loves her community and is passionate about her involvement in intersex support and advocacy.

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.

* Due to personal and family privacy reasons, not all board members or staff may currently be listed on this page.

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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