Read more about the incredible people making a difference at the Proton Foundation.
Ian Green, his wife Judith, their daughter Sophie, and son Morgan are based in Bedworth, England. Ian, founder of the Proton Foundation currently leads the Global Transformation project. Ian is a visionary leader and also a sought after conference speaker who travels internationally on a regular basis. He provides expert assistance to board level for rapid growth in companies and churches. An accomplished corporate strategist Ian has also increased in various business sectors. He is actively fulfilling his vision to see positive cultures created in cities and communities around the globe.
Randy Sohnchen is a highly skilled professional with in-depth experience in financial analysis, marketing, development, and management. He has a wealth of experience in the business sector continues to serve a variety of not to profit interests in North America and overseas. He is happily married to Judy and has four children and six grandchildren. His strategic business sense, uncompromising work ethic, and natural sincerity have won the loyal support and motivation of customers, employees, partners, managers, community leaders, suppliers, and local officials.
Since leaving University, Brian Armstrong has worked in the public, private & charitable sectors gaining broad experience in accounting and financial management. Since the mid-1990s, Brian has been running his own businesses and providing advice to small business owners on a wide range of topics, including business plans, strategic planning. Brian has a great love for Eastern Europe and has served on boards of charitable companies both in the UK and Poland. He is also a trustee of Hope Into Action: Black Country, which seeks to provide sheltered housing for vulnerable adults.
Andy Hamil is originally from Nottingham, now living in the beautiful spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire's High Peak. He has been married to Gill for 18 years and they have two children. Andy has around 20 years of service in the voluntary youth work sector, working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester. Recently, he has looked to develop new work and is a founder of EduceLife CIC and new charity 360 Youth Work, which will be delivering good quality, high impact & sustainable youth work in the most deprived communities of Greater Manchester & Derbyshire.
Hannah is passionate about seeing young people thrive, flourish and reach their full potential. She has been involved with community and youth work for over 15 years in both voluntary and employed roles. She loves to help build environments that encourage vulnerability, creativity, discipleship, and growth. She is married to Jay and has 3 amazing children, who bring joy, laughter and the occasional challenge (haha).
Gemma moved to Coventry in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the city and surrounding areas, finding great significance in being at the heart of the country. She started working with The Flourish Project in 2018, expecting to be doing some Admin, Content Creation and Networking, but was quickly encouraged by Hannah to consider becoming a Flourish Mentor too! She especially loves seeing young people exploring the “big issues” they may not get the opportunity to in an average school day, figuring out more about who they are, what their dreams are and what they think about the world they live in.