Team

David Webb
Chair
David is an IT Director by background and now runs his own consultancy company. He also runs a social group for LGBT+ people in the Cambridgeshire area using the meetup website. The group meets most weeks for meals, drinks, coffees and other fun events.
Adam Olivant
Trustee
Adam is an experienced IT Support professional with background in Healthcare and Education. Adam is currently working for BT in their Field Customer Service division as a Customer Engineer Allocator. Adam was previously Network Lead for the LGBT Staff Network at Anglia Ruskin. Adam also supports his local Royal Air Force Air Cadet Squadron. Adam has interest in supporting individuals to be who they want to be by the use of coaching and mentoring. Adam was also the Young Person of the Year for Cambridgeshire in 2014 for learning from being bullied how to support others.
Catherine Meads
Trustee
Catherine has been conducting research into lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health since 1992, an area of profound health issues but little research or use of evidence to drive public health policy. Her work includes several publications, lectures to undergraduate medical students, an eLearning package for GPs and being on conference steering committees. One systematic review was used to obtain funding for an LGBT health centre in Birmingham. Recently she completed a best evidence review for Public Health England on healthcare experiences and health of UK sexual minority women.
Paulina Palmer
Trustee
Is a lecturer for the Gender Studies MA at Birkbeck College, University of London. Paulina also writes and publishes work in the field of lesbian/queer fiction and theory. She helped run the Cambridge Lesbian Helpline from 1979 until 2003. She is a member of Sister Act, the Cambridge-based lesbian/bisexual social organisation. She also runs a workshop on Queer Literature and Film in Cambridge during LGBT History Month.
Jamie Grant Hawthorne
Trustee
Jamie is an accountant by training and works with early stage life sciences and tech companies in and around Cambridge. Jamie also has his own holistic coaching practice and is passionate about personal development. Jamie grew up in South Africa and has also lived and worked in Canada and Ireland.
Ramona Zadissa
Trustee
Ramona is a creative freelancer with a background in Ethnology and Anthropology. They have co-founded a number of cultural organisations with the aim of questioning norms and structures in the established arts and culture. They are passionate about diversity and inclusion work. Ramona loves organising events and eating good food.
Molly Byrne
Project Officer
Molly recently graduated from the University of Cambridge where her Masters' research focused on the capacity of Tanzanian rap music to promote health communication about HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Encompass, Molly organised a Women's Speaker Series which incorporated many key LGBT themes, such as the impact of gay and lesbian parenting on child development. Molly also enjoys any forms of musical theatre.

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