About Us

Who are we? We’re probably a lot like you. We’re daughters, sisters, friends and professionals. We’re wives to supportive husbands and we’re moms. We’re moms who recognize the inherent right of children to learn the science behind their bodies, how to stay healthy, to understand sexuality and how to respect themselves and their partners. We believe this simple philosophy is reasonable and practical. And we think the world would be better if kids were taught these lessons starting at a young age. So we started a conversation and are slowly making change.


Gina Tonello, STS Founder & Director

Gina owns Gina Tonello Designs, a shop found onĀ Etsy and AmazonĀ featuring hand stamped jewelry and gifts. She also owns Etsy gift boutique, Roxy and Cash. From Central New York, Gina graduated from SUNY Geneseo and worked in public relations for many years. She has served as secretary on the boards of ACR Health and The Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce. She is married with two children, 18 and 15 years old.


Caitlin Coulombe, STS Associate Director

Caitlin is a North Carolina native, happily settled in CNY for many years. Caitlin studied at Cornell and Wells College and worked in the non-profit sector in Ithaca for almost a decade prior to relocating to the Syracuse area in 2012. In her free time Caitlin enjoys exploring the outdoors, the arts, and is a travel enthusiast. Caitlin and her husband Brian are parents to three boys, attending local public schools.