About Maria Falzone, director and founder

Maria FalzoneMaria Falzone is one of the most sought after speakers on safer sex at the college level. Each year colleges and universities invite her back to teach the essential rules to greater and safer sex. Unlike other lectures, Maria shares her personal story of shame and suffering about sex and how after contracting herpes from a friend she was forced to honestly look at her attitude about sex. Her ability to connect with students in a very real and personal way allows her to lay the foundation to explaining the RULES to greater and safer sex. It is Maria’s life goal to end the shame, fear and ignorance about sex.

Maria reached headliner status in the top comedy clubs through out the US and Europe over 15 years ago and was invited to perform at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival where she met Suzi Landolphi, the creator of Hot, Sexy and Safer. Suzi hired and trained Maria to perform her show. A year later Maria created her funny, frank and personal lecture: Sex Rules!

Maria has performed standup on ABC, A&E, Showtime, TBS.

Mission Statement

The International Foundation for Comprehensive Sexual Health and Education (IFCSHE) is committed to shedding light on sex through education and online campaigns and also in the form of grants and scholarships.

The goal is to end sexual abuse, shame, and fear, as well as the spread of STDs. Sexual education empowers people to make healthy and pleasurable choices.

Circulation of this knowledge will also help protect children from sexual abuse.

The Board

Gabrielle Elkaim

Gabrielle ElkaimGabrielle Elkaim has spent the last decade working at the intersection of public health and development issues. Raised in Zimbabwe, she has worked for several international NGOs, consulted for a Danish development firm devising strategies to meet social investment challenges, and is currently a Health Insurance Specialist at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Elkaim earned an MS in Health and Demography from the London School of Economics and an Executive MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

A woman of eclectic interests, Gabrielle has also worked as a photographer, labored in a kibbutz in Israel, started a restaurant in Zimbabwe, and participated in a water ballet in Baltimore.

Dan Morgan

Dan MorganDan Morgan’s professional background is rooted in the entertainment industry. He has written for comedians and other entertainers, and continues to write, edit and consult in this capacity.

Morgan earned a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Miami, and a doctorate degree in Education from the University of Southern California. He has worked on a number of research projects related to sex and gender, has published articles in the fields of education and sociology, and is coauthor of a Sociology textbook.

Presently, Dan teaches university courses related to gender & sexuality, school violence and cross-cultural relations. In the consulting capacity, he facilitates workshops related to discrimination, diversity and inclusiveness to universities and other organizations.