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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 Skanska at Royal Papworth Hospital as a Deputy Contract Performance Manager. Adam was previously Network Lead for the LGBT Staff Network at Anglia Ruskin and is part of the LGBT Steering Group for Skanska UK. Adam also supports his local Royal Air Force Air Cadet Squadron as is the Regional LGBT Representative.

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.
Dani Oliver
Trustee
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.
Grant Hawthorne
Trustee

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.

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.
Ramona Zadissa
Trustee

Ramona is a creative freelancer and community organiser. They have co-founded a number of cultural organisations with the aim of questioning norms and structures that support inequalities and discriminatory attitudes. Ramona loves organising events and eating good food.

Cici Carey-Stuart
Project Officer

Cici has been campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights for many years, such as being xir Student Union’s Trans and Non-Binary Officer, and has recently been doing fundraising work for the Gender Identity Research and Education Society. Xe studied music at Cambridge University, and 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
Volunteer

 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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