Who We Are

Who We Are

Ignacio G Rivera, Founder & Co-Executive Director, they/them

Ignacio G Rivera

Ignacio G Hutía Xeiti Rivera, M.A., is a cultural sociologist with expertise in sexual trauma, healing, and liberation for marginalized people. They are an internationally known gender non-conforming speaker, trainer, and consultant. Ignacio uses they/them/their is the Founder and Executive Director at The HEAL Project. For bio, CV, & promotional photos go here. 

Aredvi Azad, Co-Executive Director, they/them

Aredvi Azad

Aredvi Azad is a certified sex and relationship coach, and an educator, writer, and speaker who has been producing educational media on gender and sexuality, kink and BDSM, and intersectional approaches to relationship building for the past decade. An Irani-American immigrant, Aredvi is a Co-Executive Director at The HEAL Project. For bio, resume, & promotional photos go here.

Rida Chotani, Research & Communications Director, they/them

Rida Chotani

Rida Chotani is a genderqueer and Pakistani-American social media and marketing wiz, bringing their down-to-earth demeanor, and a commitment to growing awareness about CSA. Rida works to foster new relationships and increase our online presence. With their creativity and innovation, we are excited to see a growing engagement with The HEAL Project's mission to prevent and end CSA.

Misha Joy McClair, Media Arts Specialist, she/her

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Misha Joy McClair is a black Michigan State graduate and lover of TV, film, animation and all things media. She is the new Media Arts Specialist for The HEAL Project and has been editing video professionally for 6 years. Along with several short films, she has helped produce three indie and student feature films. Her goal is to make media that speaks to people and improves lives, whether that be for entertainment, education, or both!

Robin Marquis, Accessibility Support, they/them

Robin Marquis looks directly at the camera with a slight smile on their face and bouquets of flowers pour out of the back of their wheelchair. They are a light skinned white person with tattoos on their arm, silver eye shadow, and a red rose pinning their dark blonde hair away from their face.

Robin Marquis, a disabled artist and educator, is part of a national network of thought-leaders shaping the conversation about accessibility in arts and culture while contributing to local efforts that combine creativity, education, and activism to achieve social change. They currently serve as the Accessibility and Organizational Manager for The Peale in Baltimore, MD.

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