I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful mission and delighted to facilitate links between local community agencies and our enthusiastic Fellows. You only have to meet one of our Fellows to truly understand that one person can really make a vital difference. These young people are incredibly inspiring and all Houstonians should be proud of the impact our young citizens make on those most in need in our region…I know I am both proud of and humbled by their dedication.

Gabrielle Morrissey Hansen, Ph.D. has been a key opinion leader in sexual health and relationships for over twenty five years. In addition to her distinguished academic qualifications in health and education, and research on sexuality and relationships, Gabrielle has a highly successful track record in the media: in television, radio and print. Gabrielle first became a respected voice of her generation, with the publication of her first book in Australia, Sex in the Time of Generation X in 1996. Since then Gabrielle has written two more books, both of which continue to be in print internationally by HarperCollins.

Always a writer, Gabrielle is a nationally syndicated health columnist in Australia, and has been in print every week since 2002. Gabrielle’s columns continue to appear in print and online and her blog remains the “most clicked on” for all published articles across the bodyandsoul.com.au website, next to “dieting”. She aims to change this by making love and relationships ranked number one by 2016.

Gabrielle was a regular on-air contributor to Australia’s leading national breakfast television show, Sunrise, as their health+lifestyle producer and expert talent. Since moving to Houston, Gabrielle has appeared several times on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan.

In radio, Gabrielle has been able to reach a massive audience globally, through hosting her own syndicated show, The Naked Truth. It reached audiences across Australia on the FM dial, and overseas through its online channels. She has conducted interviews with MTV celebrity expert Dr Drew Pinsky, Oscar nominated actress Gabouray Sidibe, and an array of health professionals and television personalities, all discussing relationships, body image and sexual health. Using her warmth, ingenuity and persuasiveness, Gabrielle prides herself on having secured every interview on her own, without the aid of a single public relations or marketing firm.

Professionally, outside of the media, Gabrielle has held academic positions at three Australian universities in health science, medicine and psychology and now is the Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship housed with Baylor College of Medicine. Gabrielle’s goals include to increase the profile, scope and reach of the Fellowship across Houston.

Whether Gabrielle is speaking one on one with a Fellow, a student, a professional colleague, a client, or whether publicly addressing thousands in a theatre, Gabrielle delivers the same sincere belief that health is paramount, human connection and relationships are vital, and each one of us can make a positive difference in our world.