Debra Haffner is the director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing and was just recently ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister. For 12 years, Rev. Haffner was the CEO of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. During her time there she formed the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing; the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education; the Commission on Adolescent Sexual Health; and the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education for kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has also worked for Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Population Institute.
Rev. Haffner's written work is comprehensive; she has written four books and co-authored a textbook and has published nine chapters in books and encyclopedias, more than 70 articles in professional journals, 14 monographs, and a number of pamphlets for the public.