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About FBB Personnel

Foundation Beyond Belief has a small, highly dedicated and qualified paid staff who all have part-time roles. Staff members strongly believe in the FBB mission and bring that passion to their jobs.

FBB also relies heavily on equally dedicated volunteers to operate as efficiently as possible. A special thanks goes to our talented volunteer staff.

Scroll down to meet the faces of FBB!

Meet Our Staff

Noelle George · Executive Director

Noelle George · Executive Director

Noelle is a secular activist who grew up in Seattle, Washington and studied chemical engineering at the University of Washington. She has identified as an atheist since 1996, but didn't become passionate about secular activism until she moved to Texas in 2004, and was often asked "Where do you go to church?" After graduating from UW, she worked as a chemical engineer and project manager for a Fortune 500 company, and started volunteering for secular activist causes in 2008. 

Prior to joining FBB as a volunteer in 2011, Noelle worked with multiple national secular organizations - she is the former Ambassador Director for Atheist Alliance International, has consulted with American Ethical Union, and has founded two secular nonprofit organizations. One of those organizations, Secular Center, was merged into FBB in 2011 and incorporated to begin a new program called Volunteers Beyond Belief (now our Beyond Belief Network). Noelle has traveled around the country consulting with local secular groups on the topics of volunteering, leadership, and organizational skills. Noelle also founded the Mothers Beyond Belief Facebook group and is on the advisory board of Secular Woman.

In her free time Noelle enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano, and the rare occasions when she gets a full night's sleep. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and daughter.

Emma Renfrew · Development Director

Emma Renfrew · Development Director

Emma Renfrew has spent her career in various roles at nonprofits both large and small, and is thrilled to bring her experience to bear as Development Director with Foundation Beyond Belief.  Raised to believe in the tenets of humanism and secular Judaism, Emma feels right at home with the mission of FBB.

Emma currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter, though her heart remains in her hometown of Cleveland. In addition to wrangling a headstrong toddler, Emma spends her time reading; hiking the hills of Pittsburgh; learning to sew; and fantasizing about writing the Great American Novel, though her many and diverse talents do not extend to the writing of fiction.

Jennifer Brown · Technical Director

Jennifer Brown · Technical Director

Jen is a website and software developer who speaks English as well as Geek. She earned her degree in Computer Science from Yale and loves problem-solving.

Jen’s other roles include violinist, knitter, humanist, and age-grouper triathlete. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, her two teenage sons, and their ever-so-cute canine companion, Lily the mutt. She loves snow, good science fiction novels, and Oolong tea.

Wendy Webber · Programs Director

Wendy Webber · Programs Director

Wendy is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she was a founder of an atheist, agnostic, and multifaith community that continues to foster interbelief dialogues and initiatives on campus. She was a Volunteer Coordinator with the Yale Humanist Community.

At Foundation Beyond Belief, Wendy spent a year with Pathfinders Project, an international humanist service project designed to find the location to launch Foundation Beyond Belief's own Humanist Service Corps. She then served as the Humanist Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Beyond Belief Network Coordinator for FBB, and Humanist Service Corps: Ghana Co-Administrator. Wendy is now back in the US and serving as the coordinator of FBB's programs.

Wendy writes about religion, humanism, and interbelief engagement primarily for her blog (interbelief.com), State of Formation, and NonProphet Status.

Stephannie Lane · Communications Manager

Stephannie Lane · Communications Manager

Stephannie discovered the FBB family through a friendship with Noelle, Executive Director of FBB. Stephannie was so impressed with FBB’s mission and work that she decided to jump on board as a volunteer. She served as volunteer Communications Assistant for over a year before officially joining the FBB staff as Communications Manager.

After earning her degree in Biology and Chemistry, as well as a Masters in Public Health, Stephannie spent her early career conducting research on air-quality in smoking restaurants and bars. Later she brought active commuting to elementary schools in Arkansas through the Safe Routes to School program. More recently, Stephannie has been busy caring for her two feisty children and being a community volunteer extraordinaire, volunteering with local children’s hospitals, Population Connection, Girls on the Run, PTO board, several local political campaigns, and her Moms Demand Action local group.

Stephannie considers herself a life-long learner and may just return to grad school once again someday. She strives to be the good in the world, and sees FBB’s work here and around the world as part of fulfilling that goal.

In the rare instance that she has free time, Stephannie loves reading historical fiction, hiking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, or lying on a beach in former hometown, Charleston, SC.

Yvonne Nyahe · Humanist Service Corps: Ghana Administrator

Yvonne Nyahe · Humanist Service Corps: Ghana Administrator

Yvonne administrates and coordinates the Humanist Service Corps: Ghana program

Yvonne is a secular humanist/atheist from the Volta Region of Ghana. From an early age, she was driven to expand her knowledge of the world through music, books, and movies. She is still very passionate about music and credits that love for her humanistic perception of the world. After graduating from high school, Yvonne studied graphic design for a year and worked as a secretary for a small company in Accra before taking a short course in child care and working as a nanny in Saudi Arabia. She also spent a year in South Africa working again as a nanny and touring the country. During that time, she joined the Durban Freethinkers of SA, which led naturally to her joining the Humanist Association of Ghana when she moved to Accra a couple of years ago.

Meet Our Volunteers

Conor Robinson · Advisor, Humanist Service Corps

Conor Robinson · Advisor, Humanist Service Corps

Conor Robinson is a humanist speaker and activist from Los Angeles, California. He received Foundation Beyond Belief’s 2014 Humanist Visionary award in recognition of his work on Pathfinders Project, a yearlong global humanist service trip. Conor subsequently joined FBB to launch the Humanist Service Corps.

Conor's dedication to FBB and to the Humanist Service Corps has led him to continue to advise FBB personnel regarding operations and to advocate for the HSC program on a volunteer basis.

Steve Glick · Website Editor

Steve Glick · Website Editor

Steve is a self-taught software developer and aspiring public speaker passionate about empowering people to reach their full potential. Having been born into in Amish family and having grown up in a conservative Mennonite home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Steve has seen and experienced a wide range of secular and religious worldviews firsthand. When he left the religion and culture he was accustomed to in late 2016 he started searching for a community to get involved in, and that is when he discovered humanism. Later, when he discovered the Foundation Beyond Belief and their work in empowering the humanist community to get involved in service projects and charitable giving he immediately wanted to get involved and soon applied as a volunteer for the website editor position.

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