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.
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).
With a background in teaching, Rachel has worked in children, families and schools’ work with local churches for many years, both as a volunteer and staff. Her passion is to see children reach their full potential in every way, particularly those from areas of deprivation. Having worked in a variety of roles in service industries and the third sector, Rachel has a wide range of experience in administrative support.
Sophie first joined the Proton team back in 2012 as the Marketing and Events Manager before moving to Australia to study for 3 years.
Since moving back to the UK, she has started her own Virtual Assistant business called Wild Grace Associates. She uses her expert knowledge in administration, organising, social media and event planning to help individuals, small business and charities, such as the Proton Foundation, in adhoc or monthly projects to help them move forward in their mission.
Jay Williams has more than twenty years of specific experience and expertise in learning and development roles, specialising in learning strategy, leadership, talent development, coaching and change management. He enjoys bringing a pragmatic and solutions-focussed approach and has a passion for development work that achieves lasting change and impact for individuals and organisations alike. He has extensive experience of developing partnerships and opportunities both in the private and public sectors.
Jay has designed and supported the delivery of several large-scale organisation development and culture change interventions, as well as overseeing the creation and implementation of training portfolios in the professional services industry.
His passion is to see communities and lives transformed through fresh thinking and new approaches which can see cultures change and bring about hope and freedom.
Gemma Prees is passionate about seeing people’s lives changed in a positive and lasting way. The work of Proton and Flourish achieve this vision. Equipping leaders to reach people in a relevant and impactful way changes lives. Flourish works to show young people their true worth and can be a powerful way to stop them turning to self harm and other destructive choices. All young people should believe in themselves and have a chance to achieve all they are made to. She is proud to be part of the work Flourish does to impact young people at pivotal points in their lives.