Stonewall Housing is delighted to have added six new Trustees to the leadership of the organisation.
Chair of the Board, Helen Randall, says, “we are serious about reaching every single LGBTQ+ person in the UK who is homeless or at risk of homelessness and as a result we have taken the bold step of almost doubling the number of Trustees we have. Building on the fantastic leadership shown by our current Trustees we have now appointed six new members and are very excited to see their impact on the organisation.”
The new Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and specialisms and are all determined to ensure Stonewall Housing continues to be the leading LGBTQ+ homelessness organisation in the UK.
Benjamin Peters (he/him) is a communications specialist and has significant experience in delivering campaigns through print, broadcast, digital and social media.
He tells us, “My rural home wasn’t a safe space for me after I was outed but I was lucky to have the support of friends and a place at university to escape to. I see so many people in our communities that don’t have the same sort of safety net. I would like to be part of helping Stonewall Housing to reach more LGBTQ+ people right across the country.”
Cynthia Fortlage (she/her) is a specialist at developing business strategy and board governance and has worked for the past six years on LGBTQ+ related issues in Canada and around the world.
Cynthia says, “being part of this organisation is just another way I am fighting inequity for our community.”
Dipti Mouj (she / her) is a specialist in mental health and equality and diversity. She has lived experience of being homeless and is committed to supporting LGBTQ+ people to secure safe and affordable housing.
Dipti says, “decent housing gave me the ability to focus on other areas of my life like securing employment and going back to education. I want to be able to use my experiences and skills to support and champion the work of Stonewall Housing.”
Professor Rusi Jaspal (he / him) is a specialist in the psychology of LGBTQ+ people with a particular focus on identity, relationships and mental health, especially among LGBTQ+ people of ethnic minority background.
Rusi says, “access to adequate housing is a human right, as a trustee I feel privileged to be able to contribute to Stonewall Housing’s important mission.”
Mark Byrne (he / him) has worked in communications and media relations for 15 years. He is a specialist in corporate communications, reputation management and social marketing.
Mark says, “I hope I can use my experience to make a positive difference for people who need Stonewall Housing. I believe passionately that having a stable place to call home can transform lives and help people reach their potential.”
Nat Price (she / her) has worked in the charity sector for four years and her specialism is in building and running corporate partnerships to raise vital funds and deliver significant impact for beneficiaries.
Nat says, “I identify as queer and feel that as I’ve benefitted from the work of the community over the years, I wanted to become a Trustee at Stonewall Housing to give back and support those most vulnerable.”
You can find out more about our brilliant Board of Trustees by visiting: our About Us page