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Meet the Board

Trish Hotze Cowan

Trish Hotze Cowan

Trish is currently the Interim Board Chair. She has been honored to serve as a member of the board of Foundation Beyond Belief since its inception.

Trish is active with the Ethical Society of St. Louis (serving as Sunday School Director from 2005 - 2011) and enjoys being involved with the larger Ethical Humanist Movement through the American Ethical Union. She is currently the national advisor for the AEU's annual teen conference and assists with the national religious education and family conference as chair of the AEU Religious Education Committee. Trish's greatest joy is raising her two critical thinkers, Porter and Jessie.

Dale McGowan

Dale McGowan

Dale McGowan is the author and editor of ten books, including Parenting Beyond Belief, In Faith and In Doubt, and Atheism for Dummies. He was founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief. 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.

Clare Wuellner

Clare Wuellner

Clare is 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.

Greta Christina

Greta Christina

Greta Christina is author of "Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God," of "Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why," and of "Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless." She has been blogging at Greta Christina's Blog (originally part of the Freethought Blogs network, now part of The Orbit) since 2005, and is a regular contributor to Salon, AlterNet, The Humanist, and Free Inquiry magazines.

Greta is on the Speakers' Bureau of the Secular Student Alliance and the Center for Inquiry. She is co-founder and co-organizer of the Godless Perverts, a community organization in San Francisco that presents and promotes a positive view of sexuality without religion. In 2013, she was the Foundation Beyond Belief International Team's Honored Hero for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation’s Light the Night Walk, and she was named the 2013 LGBT Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association.

Rajani Gudlavalleti

Rajani Gudlavalleti

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.

Vic Wang

Vic Wang

Vic Wang is a lifelong atheist/agnostic who was born and raised in Texas. Vic has been active in the freethought community since 2006, holding numerous leadership positions in several of the Houston freethought organizations. His current focus is serving as President of Humanists of Houston, the largest chapter of the American Humanist Association with over 2,600 Meetup members.

Vic also has a writes the blog at Deus X'ed where he shares his thoughts about religion, secularism, and humanism. Vic earned a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin and works in the energy industry as a full-time information systems analyst.

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