Intact America is people helping people. We are individuals who know each other well and have worked together for years to change our society. What we’ve learned from ourselves and our thousands of supporters is that no one gets involved in this issue for purely intellectual reasons. They get involved for personal and emotional reasons. Perhaps they were a victim or are now a survivor, or they are a friend or family member of one, or that they now regret their participation in this heinous act. Regardless of our histories, all of us here at Intact America are dedicated to stopping male child genital cutting.
Board of Directors
Georganne Chapin, MPhil, JD
Executive Director, Chairperson
Georganne has fought for humane, cost-effective, high-quality health care for more than three decades—as chief executive officer of a nonprofit Medicaid health plan, and now as head of the nonprofit Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality and Intact America. An intuitive intactivist since her childhood, Georganne became involved in the movement after studying bioethics and human rights law in a night program at Pace University Law School, and meeting (among other activists) Marilyn Milos, Steven Svoboda, John Geisheker, and Dan Bollinger at a Washington, DC gathering in 2003. Georganne lives near Woodstock in New York’s Hudson Valley with her life partner Pablo Weinschenk, cats Petey and Tatou, and a black dog named Tulip. Weekends, she runs the art gallery and giftshop next to Pablo’s glassblowing studio.
Dan Bollinger, BA
Dan cut his teeth on social-change issues while in college by working on the Equal Rights Amendment. Later, he was a workshop facilitator in the men’s mythopoetic movement helping men deal with unresolved masculine issues but then decided to get involved with the men’s issue he could personally relate to—circumcision. He was cut three days after his birth. It wasn’t until decades later that he realized the psychological and sexual tolls the trauma had on him. He has been active in the intactivist movement for the past twenty-five years. Dan is an industrial designer and he and his wife own and operate a small manufacturing company she started in Indiana. Their home is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away.” When he isn’t homeroasting coffee you can find him building something awesome in his shop, or outside biking or kayaking.
Marilyn Milos, RN
Marilyn is the founder and director of Genital Autonomy–America (formerly NOCIRC). Marilyn started campaigning against circumcision in 1979 when, as a student nurse, she witnessed the pain, trauma, and suffering of a baby being circumcised. She is a powerful worldwide voice for protecting all children—male, female and intersex—from genital modification. Marilyn is an expert on the penis, its role in sexual function and pleasure, and the harm inflicted by circumcision. Every day, Marilyn tirelessly fields questions from worried, expectant parents, and people seeking advice and reassurance. Marilyn lives in a cabin on a steep hillside north of San Francisco, where—in her spare time—she practices Tai Chi, plays pickle ball, and tends to her chickens for eggs and to her spectacular potted plants.
Chris Mauer, JD
Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977 with a B.S. in Economics, with distinction. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and attended the University of Colorado School of Business. Chris has practiced law, and offers tax and business planning for closely-held businesses and their owners. His work in this area included estate planning, business organizations, employee benefit plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, probate, and business transfer. Chris was a trumpet player and a rank leader in the University of Wisconsin Marching Band and has qualified to be a member of Mensa. He has two children, attends St. Michael Catholic Church, and has been involved with many community organizations, including youth sports.
Stephen Patterson, BS
Director of Communications
Stephen originally came to Intact America as a summer intern after having attended the 11th International Symposium on Genital Integrity, which took place in Berkeley, California. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Rochester Institute of Technology where, while a student, he organized a symposium about circumcision for the AALANA Collegiate Association (ACA), and invited Georganne Chapin as a guest speaker. Stephen returned to Intact America in 2015. He works largely behind the scenes overseeing the organization’s social media, communications, website, and constituent outreach.
Director of Philanthropy
Tracy is a Michigan native. She studied Computer Information Science at St. Joseph’s University while working for a Philadelphia nonprofit. After graduation, Tracy found herself working as a technology leader. She quickly realized that corporate life wasn’t for her and changed her focus to the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes over 15 years of fundraising and communications for several nonprofit organizations and, as an independent consultant, helping them to create development plans and implement growth strategies. Tracy became interested in the intactivist movement while pregnant with her son (now 16) and seeing the pressure put on parents to circumcise despite no medical necessity. She is thrilled to have joined the Intact America team. Tracy spends her spare time cycling, enjoying yoga, writing, reading, and hanging out with her family and two dogs.
Manager of Outreach and Community Engagement
Sergio Fernando Serratto was born in Uruguay and came to the United States in 2000. In 2006, he started college. That same year, he was nominated to serve on the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board. After receiving his Associates Degree in Business Administration, Sergio transferred to NYU’s Stern School of Business and, upon graduating, began working for Barclays Capital. Subsequently, he was hired as personal assistant to philanthropist David Rockefeller, and later, as Community Liaison for New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. In 2020, Sergio joined the staff of Intact America, where he works on both programs and donor relations. He also serves as a member of the Westchester County Hispanic Advisory Board, as president of the Westchester Community College Alumni Board, and as a board member for the Westchester Community College Foundation. Sergio is the full-time custodial parent of two beautiful children, Valentin and Luciana.
Chief Financial Officer
Howard Birnbaum received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College in 1968. After working in public accounting for three years, he began a career in healthcare that started at the Central Office of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation where he was responsible for developing and monitoring the revenue and expenditure budgets of the eighteen member hospitals. He then moved to Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, where – as chief financial officer, he oversaw the finances of that facility, as well as – later – the Queens Health Network. In 1998, Howard came to Hudson Health Plan, a Medicaid managed care plan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer until the company was acquired in 2014. Since 2016, Howard has served as Chief Financial Officer at the Hudson Center and Intact America.
Shelton Walden, BA
In April 1994, Shelton Walden was a radio host and producer at Pacifica Radio in New York when a friend recommended that he tackle the topic of circumcision on his program. One year later, Shelton interviewed Marilyn Milos, then the President of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, live on the air. From that point on, Shelton has delved deeply into this subject, attended conferences, and has himself been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows. Fighting for the rights of boys to be free from genital cutting has become his life’s work. Shelton is a native of New York City. He attended Fordham University, and received a a BA in political science in 1984. For 25 years, he was the host of Walden’s Pond, a weekly public affairs radio program broadcast from WBAI, the New York Pacifica Affiliate. In addition to broadcasting on radio, Shelton is a videographer who operates Walden’s Pond Media. Shelton serves as a consultant to Intact America, focusing on social media and the Intact America You Tube account.
Adam Zeldis, BS
Adam’s biography is in preparation.