NCSF Appoints Members of the Ombuds Committee

NCSFBALTIMORE – NCSF is proud to announce these appointments to the Ombuds Committee: Desmond Ravenstone, James Huesmann and Bjorn Paulee. The Ombuds Committee handles complaints and concerns regarding the conduct of NCSF officers and staff, and the operations of NCSF institutions. The NCSF Ombuds Committee shall be established as an Advisory Committee, as per NCSF bylaws, to review Coalition administration and activities, assuring ethical and effective fulfillment of NCSF’s mission and goals. Board Member Fil Vocasek is the Board Liaison to the Ombuds Committee.

NCSF thanks the three members for volunteering for this committee:

Desmond Ravenstone is the Moderator and NCSF Coalition Partner Representative for Leather & Grace ~ Unitarian Universalists for BDSM Awareness. He has served in the New England Dungeon Society, directing educational programs, and is also a Unitarian Universalist lay leader and educator.

James Huesmann has been active in the BDSM community for over 15 years, serving in the leadership of local groups in four states. He has volunteered for groups such as NCSF (winning Volunteer of the Year award and sitting on the Board two separate times) and the Leather Archives and Museum, worked as an educator and presenter, and served in senior staff positions at regional conferences. For the last three years, he has worked for FetLife.

Bjorn Paulee has been with the Sin City D/s Society for over a year. He has held many positions with various chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and was an evaluator for inputs regarding their accreditation program internationally. He is also a past president of a writers association and has experience in project management, risk assessment and process development and improvement.

To contact the Ombuds Committee, email: