Board of Directors

Also meet our Educators, Researchers, and Support Staff and Other Volunteers.

Emily Prior, Executive Director
Emily E. Prior, MA
Executive Director

Emily E. Prior is the Executive Director for the Center for Positive Sexuality. Since 1996 she has been teaching formal and informal classes about a variety of sexuality-related topics including BDSM lifestyle, Polyamory lifestyle, Gender, Introductory and Advanced Human Sexuality Courses for Psychology and Sociology departments at universities, Teen Sexuality topics for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and others. Emily has studied human sexuality and gender topics from a variety of perspectives, including Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology and won the Vern Bullough Award for research. She is a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association , Community-Academic Consortium for Research of Alternative Sexualities (of which she is on the Research Advisory Committee), Los Angeles Sexologists Associates, and Phi Kappa Phi. To contact Emily, please email


Dr. D J Williams, Director of Research
Dr. D J Williams
Director of Research
D J Williams is the Director of Research for the Center for Positive Sexuality and a social scientist at Idaho State University. He completed doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the University of Alberta (Canada), and his scholarship intersects sexology, leisure science, social work and critical criminology. D J is a leading expert on deviant leisure (including both positive and negative forms), thus he is sometimes affectionately known as “Dr. Deviant.” He appreciates human diversity and creative expression. His research has been published in several academic books and journals, including Social Work, Leisure Sciences, Leisure/Loisir, Contemporary Justice Review, Australian Family Physician, Canadian Social Work, and the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. D J can be reached by email at
Victoria Killian, Director of Development
Victoria Killian
Director of Development
Victoria Killian is the Director of Development for the Center for Positive Sexuality. Victoria brings 10 years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning, and brand & marketing strategy. As a business development consultant she has helped various nonprofit organizations raise over $800,000. Victoria holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. To contact Victoria, please email
Karen Sabbah, Treasurer
Karen Sabbah
Karen Sabbah has 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper. She began working with the Center more than a year ago as an integral part of the Center’s first fund raiser and quickly moved up to being a Board member. She is also a graduate student at CSUN, working on her MA in Sociology. She was named the California Sociological Association’s Distinguished Graduate Student in 2013 and has won several academic awards for her research. Her research interests include gender, sex, culture, public health, and the dynamics of relationships. To contact Karen, please email
 Cielle Skye Williams, Volunteer Coordinator

Cielle “Skye” Williams
Volunteer Coordinator
Cielle “Skye” Williams is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Center. She is a college graduate with a bachelor’s of science in Captive Wildlife Care and Education and a minor in Psychology. She has also been a guest on the Center’s show “Is This Normal?” as an advocate for furries and people in relationships with Transgendered people. Skye can be reached by email
LaTerra McDaniels, Board Secretary

LaTerra McDaniels
Board Secretary
LaTerra McDaniels has been working in post production at a major studio for over 12 years.  In September 2013 she began volunteering for the Center helping with social media and running our new twitter feed @ctrsexpostive. She is an aspiring sex educator who’s just getting started in the field but has long dreamed of becoming a sexologist. She recently started a blog and plans on going back to school for a MFT degree in the next few years.