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Meet the Board

Foundation Beyond Belief currently has five board positions with a three year term each.

To contact the board about FBB-related matters, email info@foundationbeyondbelief.org. Please give your name and organization, and state the purpose of your email. The board cannot consider requests unrelated to FBB business; such requests will not receive a response.

To learn more about the FBB board structure, terms, and roles, please view our bylaws (PDF). 

Clare Wuellner · Board President

Clare Wuellner · Board President

Clare is an active member of the Atheist Community of Austin. She was formerly with the Center for Inquiry in Austin, where she worked and collaborated with other secular organizations, helped design pro-science educational resources, and garnered the attention of local and national media to help illuminate and criticize the Texas State Board of Education.

Trained as an entomologist, Clare is a skilled researcher, writer, and educator. Through her efforts to partner with the Clergy Letter Project in the interest of promoting acceptance of evolutionary theory among religious believers, Clare is passionate about finding common cause to serve the greater good. Clare would like to help the Foundation continue to make a positive impact on the growth and development of our community.

Rajani Gudlavalleti · Board Treasurer

Rajani Gudlavalleti · Board Treasurer

Rajani Gudlavalleti is an Indian-American, queer woman who has made a home in Baltimore. A lifelong secularist, she came out as an atheist in 2013 when she discovered Humanism. Rajani has since integrated her atheist humanism into her work as a racial equity trainer and community partnership specialist. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by a Hindu mother, a scientifically reasoned father, and has a secular Futurist older brother.

Through her blog, Charmingly Hyphenated, Rajani explores issues that impact her multiple intersecting identities. She has extensive experience serving communities from within and in partnership with foundations, which she brings to her work with Foundation Beyond Belief.

Dale McGowan · Board Secretary

Dale McGowan · Board Secretary

Dale McGowan was the founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief. He is the author and editor of ten books, including Parenting Beyond Belief, In Faith and In Doubt, and Atheism for Dummies. He. He is currently director of engagement for Patheos, where he works with hundreds of writers in a dozen different world views. In 2008 he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parent education.

Dale holds a Ph.D. in music composition and theory from the University of Minnesota for reasons unclear. He lives with his family in Atlanta.

Janet Heimlich · Board Member

Janet Heimlich · Board Member

Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the founder of the national nonprofit organization, the Child-Friendly Faith Project, which raises awareness of religious child maltreatment. She is the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, the first book to fully examine the issue of child abuse and neglect enabled by religious belief. 

Janet has been a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and has written articles for such publications as Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Texas Observer. She has won more than nine journalism awards and honorable mentions, including the regional Katie. In addition, she is a professional copyrighter and website content creator. Janet graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in communications and a minor in English. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her teenage daughter.

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