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David Webb
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
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
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
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.
Grant Hawthorne

Grant is an accountant by training and works with early stage life sciences and tech companies in and around Cambridge. Grant also has his own holistic coaching practice and is passionate about personal development. Grant grew up in South Africa and has also lived and worked in Canada and Ireland.

Ramona Zadissa

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 equity, justice and transformation work. Ramona loves organising events and eating good food.

Dani Oliver
Dani is an IT Agile programme manager with a technical web developer background. He currently works at Arm as a Release Train Engineer and Agile coach. Originally from Spain, but a proud UK resident for nearly six years (and counting!), he is one of the LGTBQ+ champions at Arm promoting Inclusion and Diversity, and a passionate advocate for Physical and Mental health awareness.
Cici Carey-Stuart
Project Officer

Cici (he/him or xe/xem) is a recent music graduate from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Xe hails from the south coast but has now made Cambridge xir home, even though xe does really miss the sea. Xe has been campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights since xe arrived in Cambridge, first as xir college’s Gender Equalities Officer and then as the Student Union’s Trans and Non-Binary Representative. Cici also enjoys swimming, singing, and sci-fi.

Charmaine Powell
Administrative Assistant

Charmaine went from Creative Writing student to veterinary nurse on her path to Encompass Network. She lives in Spalding and enjoys dog walks, reading and slowly learning computer programming.

Jorge Prol Gomez
Volunteer - Project Support
Jorge is an HR professional working towards his CIPD qualification, originally from Spain Jorge lives with his partner in Cambridge and enjoy music and gardening. He is volunteering with the charity on a part time basis.
Jill Carey-Stuart

 After 15 years teaching in schools Jill was involved with a local home education group for 10 years; organising events and liaising with the local authority to enable home educators to access education services. Jill is volunteer fund-raiser for a small charity supporting visually impaired people in East Sussex; with many events cancelled Jill spent much of 2020 making masks and scrubs. Favourite pastime – starting things….

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