David Warden is Chairman of Dorset Humanists. He is an Honorary Member of Humanists UK and Council Member for the South Central England Humanists Network. His career was in corporate training and he has recently qualified as a therapeutic counsellor. He loves reading and playing the piano.
Lyn Glass is our Vice Chair and Speaker Finder. Lyn's background is in corporate HR. She is a former Chair of Poole Arts Trust (Lighthouse), and currently board trustee director of BH Live (BIC, Pavilion, and 5 south coast leisure centres).
Chris Street is our Webmaster and for many years was our Education Officer and Project Lead for our Schools Education Project. Chris is also President of Atheism UK. Chris is passionate about science and he is a science and maths tutor.
Cathy Silman is our Secretary, Membership Secretary, and part of our Meet and Greet and Pastoral teams. Her background is primary school teaching and she is one of our school speakers. Cathy has also worked with VSO in Namibia.
Dean Robertson organises our social nights. Dean is an independent financial adviser and is interested in early Christianity and how people form their beliefs.
John Kingston is our Treasurer and sound and video technician. John is a retired IT Project Manager. He has a degree in philosophy but he claims to have forgotten most of it!
Phil Butcher organises our walks and short talks programme. Phil worked for over 40 years in the nuclear industry, mostly in the field of safety assessment, and for 13 years in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Susan Bryson is part of our Meet and Greet and Pastoral teams. Her first career was in fashion and then subsequently in the care and settlement of offenders, with a particular focus on the effects of imprisonment on the children of offenders. She also trained as a psychotherapist specialising in sexual trauma.
Simon Whipple is the lead organiser for the Dorset Humanists Choir. Simon was a junior officer in the Army and then a solicitor specialising in Social Welfare Law.
Ronnie Barr is our Social Media Coordinator, Diversity Representative, and the Young Humanist Ambassador for Dorset on behalf of Young Humanists UK. He's also a council member for South Central England Humanist Network, assistant editor and column writer for Humanistically Speaking, and is training as one of our school speakers.