meet the team
Nephtalie Dorceus, MPH, MCHES
Founder and CEO
Hey y'all! Nephy here!
I am the founder and CEO of Publicly Sexy and i'd like to welcome you all to get Publicly Sexy with us!
A little about me...
I have a BS in Health Science from Springfield College , I hold a MPH from New York University and I have been working in the sexual/reproductive health field for 10 years!!I am a trained sexual health educator and I have a strong background in black women's health and HIV prevention/education. I am a laid back Libra an womanist!
Gemina Gena, MPH, RN
Global Clinical Chair
Hello! My name is Gemina.
I am a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in global health. I have 14 years of nursing experience along with 10 years of US army experience as a medic. During those years, I have had the opportunity to work in various healthcare settings both domestically and internationally. Also, I have volunteered with many organizations domestically and internationally such as Girls Inc., Wounded Warrior Project, Off-Track Health, and Operation Smile UAE. My passion is to make healthcare access and delivery not only available but attainable to the disadvantaged and displaced.
Hey Hey! My name is Lorraine.
I am a proud New York City native, born and raised in Queens. I am an undergraduate from Pace University with a dual BA in Political Science and Peace & Justice studies, and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. My senior thesis, "Black Madonnas: The Stigmatization and Idealization of the Phenomenon 'Virginity' on African American Women" was published in my university's academic journal. I am currently a Teaching Artist and College Mentor at Brooklyn College Community Partnership where everything I'm passionate about comes to life in the classroom: performing and fine arts, social justice, raising awareness of racism and discrimination, and empowering the youth!
Felecia S. Farrell, LMSW, RYT
Mental Health Specialist
Hello! I'm Felecia.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, educator, blogger, and certified yoga instructor based in NYC. I attended Williams College before earning my masters in clinical social work from Columbia University. In the past I've partnered with initiatives such as S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective and Columbia’s Professional Development and Self-awareness Program, striving to foster anti-oppressive, equitable communities. I'm excited to be Publicly Sexy’s Mental Health Consultant, joining the mission to help people make informed decisions about their own health and well-being.
Hi my name is Wizzy, and I am the proud sister of Publicly Sexy's founder Nephtalie Dorceus. Although not a health expert, I am a passionate advocate on access to information pertaining to healthy decision making. As a former substance abuse prevention educator, and sexual health advocate, I understand the need to provide underserved populations with accurate and relevant information.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in communications and international studies and minor in French from Denison university. I have worked in both private and public sectors, domestically and abroad.
My name is Kia, and I’m a 20-something year old women’s health nurse in the Atlanta area. No kiddos, no pets, but I have a husband who is my best friend and I hang out with my momma a lot. I am an artist, I have a sleeve and a half of tattoos plus some, and I love food, sea animals, and traveling. I also have a collection of stuffed animals and dolls that may or may not be abnormal for my age.
I have a passion for sexual health and well-being, encouraging everyone to explore all aspects of their sexuality, and be well educated in their bodies. I look forward to helping everyone have fun and be raw and honest about their bodies while being safe and learning as much as we can!
Markyse Dorceus, FNP
Domestic Clinical Chair
Hello everyone, my name is Markyse.
I currently live in DC and work as a registered nurse. Along with my 7 years of nursing experience, I've worked as a Teen Health Educator/Adviser. I have a passion for health care disparities affecting women which has lead me to my current path of being a Family Nurse Practitioner. My goal has always been to provide health care to women, so I hope that I can be a resource to you all. We have a responsibility as women to support, uplift, protect, enriched and empower each other. I hope I can do just that using this platform. Let’s get educationally, publicly, unapologetically SEXY!!!
Deborah Onakomaiya, MPH
Hi I'm Debbie.
I hold a MPH from NYU College of Global Health and i'm also a member of the Delta Omega honorary society for public health. I'm excited to join the Publicly Sexy team as the new podcast editor! I have a background in public health communications and have created a video series called "Humans of GPH" and a public health podcast called "I am GPH" which shares stories of cutting edge faculty research, student internships and other activites within the NYU public health community. i look forward to using my skill sets to help produce some fun content for you all!
dr. makeda greene
Hello! My name is Dr.Makeda Greene. I am a bilingual school psychologist, and I recently transplanted to Washington, D.C. Maryland areas. I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in East Flatbush Brooklyn, NY. I attended University at Buffalo for my undergraduate studies in Psychology and Global Gender Studies, graduate studies in Global Gender Studies and Howard University for my Ph.D in School Psychology. My specialty is in bilingual assessments, black immigrant mental health (inclusive of Latino families), global school based mental health. I currently work in Washington, D.C. as a school psychologist.
I enjoy working with immigrant women and families on improving their mental health, overall well being, ensuring their access to proper mental healthcare and behavioral health. I hope that I can be a resource and a helpful agent in continuing your journey of independence, self care, positivity and supporting each other as women of color. Talk to you soon!