Meet the Board

We are recruiting new board members! Do you have an interest in making a change and supporting sex positive communities? Do you know someone who does? Here’s a complete role description. Just fill out this application and e-mail it to

The initial board was elected from a group of core members that were passionate about the idea of starting SPEEC. The board is now and will continue to be selected based on non-profit experience, community experience, skills, leadership qualities, motivation, and available time. New directors will be selected from nominated individuals at the end of each term or in cases of attrition.


Chair Angie
Angie Gunn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in private practice in Portland, OR, and online through Talkspace. She is out as queer, kinky, and non-monogamous and serves the LGBTQIPA+, kinky, non-monogamous, sexual trauma, and others as an ally, advocate, and resource for connection, change and healing. She also serves as Sex Therapy Expert for Talkspace, supporting more than 2000 therapists. Trained in sexuality, trauma, attachment and family systems, she works as a therapist and clinical social worker, identifying the barriers to healthy relationships, sexual expression, and overall well-being and assisting in developing resiliency skills. She’s also the board chair of SPEEC, a sexuality non-profit in Portland, Or. Experienced in training, facilitation as well as mediation across different audiences, Angie is an advocate and strong voice for empowerment, intersectionality, sexual expression and connection in our community.
@pdxtrauma on twitter
@connectivetherapyservices on Facebook
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Co-Chair Wee Heavy
Wee Heavy Walter-Stern is an activist and educator who identifies as Gender Queer as a non-binary transgender person, their pronouns are they, them, theirs. They are also SPEEC’s newest board member. In 2015 they co-curated an art show called Art Beyond the Gender Binary, using art to educate visitors. They have given talks on transgender and non-binary issues and rights in Portland, San Diego, in South Africa and to staff at Burning Man.

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Secretary, Treasurer and Scholar Mychel
Mychel is an “out” feminist and identifies with several of the communities that go under the heading of “sex positive”. She brings years of graduate education, including particular focus areas in gender studies and inequality. She has worked within the university setting on improving institutional conditions for people who do not conform to gender norms and/or heteronormative standards, and before that, did activist work with VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood and other groups. For the past few years, most of her volunteer work has been within the kink community and most of her activism has been education-oriented.
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Director  Judy
Judy brings to SPEEC her strong business mind and passion for creating sex-positive experiences and spaces. She is a technology and experience designer by day, as well as a lifelong geek for sex and relationships. Her special interests are polyamory, sex-positive parenting, consent culture, and bridging gaps between disparate communities. She is an active member and volunteer in sex-positive/feminist communities and ongoing events in Portland. She is also a parent, gamer, novice mountain climber, and passionate roller derby fan.
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Educator and Communications Director Jess

Jess DeVries is a somatic sex and intimacy coach and trained in the Somatica® Method. She delights in helping folks discover and celebrate their desires. She primarily serves the queer community with a specific focus on post-Christian folks creating space to release shame, reclaim body autonomy and inspire curiosity about pleasure and sexual expression.  She is passionate about expanding possibilities of what sex can be and guiding folks to define and pursue pleasure on their own terms. When she is not thinking about how erotic empowerment will save the world, she likes to make soup, have her hands in dirt, and watch the birds fly across the Portland sky.   

Facebook: @belovedcoachingpdx
Insta: @belovedcoaching
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