Board Members

Suzanne Paul

Suzanne Paul

President

Suzanne Paul has been involved in Humanist/Atheist groups for 40 years, a graduate of Humanist Institute, Minister/Leader in Unitarian Universalist churches, past president of American Humanist Association, and founder of Center for Secular Humanism.

Sybil Offen

Sybil Offen

Vice President

Sybil Offen is a retired Detroit public school teacher, a political and social justice advocate who serves as the current Vice President of Humanists of Southeast Michigan. She is a precinct delegate that is very active in politics.

Louise Weller

Louise Weller

Secretary

Louise is a retired psychologist staying busy with Humanist issues, liberal politics, cooking, reading, genealogy and friends. She came to Humanism after an exploration of Christianity and other religions, she still enjoys researching religion and loves to talk about all those things you’re not supposed to!

Sean Sherman

Sean Sherman

Board Member

Sean is software engineer and web developer with a deep interest in Humanist and atheist communities. A past board member of the Michigan Atheists, he wanted to help create a Humanist community in Southeast Michigan. He has been actively involved in Michigan secular groups for 8 years.

Arthur Leibhaber

Arthur Leibhaber

Treasurer

Arthur Liebhaber is a retired librarian who lived most of his life in Florida until moving to Michigan in 2013.  He serves on several non-profit boards and committees.  He is married to Humanist Rabbi Jeffrey Falick. He is the current Treasurer for Humanists of Southeast Michigan.

Joyce Uitti

Joyce Uitti

Board Member

Joyce Uitti is a lifelong Humanist/Atheist born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio.  Her college background consists of Art, Art Education and Medical claims processing and medical office training. Joyce ‘s interests besides art are home improvement and decorating, gardening, birding, astronomy and  a strong interest in helping advance the secular community.  She has been the Director of Michigan Atheists for the past 2 years and remains on the board currently as Treasurer.  Joyce has put together 2 successful conventions for Michigan Atheists and has managed monthly meet ups, picnics, tabling at art fairs and other events for the members.  This included finding speakers and setting up their accommodations here in Detroit as well as setting up venues for these activities.

Gwen Rose Forrest

Gwen Rose Forrest

Board Member

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Rose Forrest, an activist and author, was born and educated in Detroit, Michigan.  She graduated from Wayne State University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology, and she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.   She has worked in various capacities in Atlanta, Georgia, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, San Diego, California, and Fort Worth, Texas.  She is a former social worker, civil rights/human rights advocate, economic development administrator, and an employment/training coordinator for adult, senior citizen, and youth programs.  As Director of Research for the Wayne County Charter Commission, she helped write Michigan’s first home-rule charter.   As a Certified Fund-Raising Executive, she helped colleges and universities in three states achieve their financial goals, including Wayne, Eastern, and Oakland Universities in Michigan.  She is the founder of the former Women for Critical Thought which is now the Feminist Humanist Alliance, and part of the Humanists of Southeast Michigan.