Our Board of Directors, established in 2017, is composed of members of BE. Orlando who are interested in furthering the mission and goals of our organization. Board members make recommendations for improvement, ensure our activities align with and further our Humanist mission of service, advocate for our organization, recruit members, and play an active role in event leadership.
Vacant positions: 3
Director since 2011
Tee has a B.A. in English and Philosophy. She was born in Boston, raised in Philly, dragged to Georgia as a teenager. She came to Central Florida in 2000.
Tee enjoys volunteering and has been involved in animal rescue & fostering, wolf and wolfdog sanctuary, equality and human rights advocacy, providing STEM encouragement and resources for at-risk youth, and fundraising and volunteer support for programmatic response to local community needs. The development of BE. Orlando to provide intentional volunteerism resources and advocacy serving the Humanist population of Central Florida has been a meaningful part of her service commitment.
Tee works at the University of Central Florida as a special projects coordinator in a vice president’s office, where she has served since 2004. She also serves the university in a volunteer capacity as the Humanist Chaplain and coordinator of the Secular and Religious Minority Awareness (SRMA) initiative as well as serving as the university’s blood drive chair.
Board member since 2017
Born and raised in Bronx, New York, Karen moved to Florida in 1984. She is the mother of two children, son Kevin and daughter Christen and grandmother to Carleigh and Christopher.
She enjoyed a career as an administrative assistant and human resources manager in various industries before retiring.
Karen currently serves at In Harmony With Nature, a charity where BE. Orlando has invested both volunteer hours and resources. Her work there includes maintaining the welfare of the many animals on the premises as well as serving as the Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator.
She enjoys reading, the outdoors, and helping people in anyway she possibly can.
Board member since 2017
Jocelyn, a lifelong Humanist, brings an M.B.A. as well as an undergraduate degree in Political Science. She co-founded and is a director of the Central Florida Freethought Community, which is working to build a secular community and to keep religion out of government in Central Florida. Jocelyn is also the President of the Florida Humanist Association, founded the Science League for Kids, a local group that is an alternative to the Boy Scouts for boys and girls, ages 6 to 12, as well as a Skeptical Parenting Group on Facebook.
Jocelyn is a university business instructor. Prior to working in education, Jocelyn worked for years in international marketing. After living and working in such varied places as Denmark, Japan, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, she has settled in Central Florida, where she enjoys kayaking, gardening, all things related to science fiction, the arts, and politics.
Thank you for your service and leadership!
And thank you to our past Board members: Valerie Bryant, Julie Voyles, Jessee Barretto