A member of the Humanistic Movement for more than 35 years, Bonnie Cousens served as Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism from 1995 to 2015. Upon joining the Birmingham Temple, she quickly lent her talents and expertise to the national movement. First, as editor of the journal Humanistic Judaism, then as a conference planner and publications director for the Society and the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, and later as assistant director of the Society, before becoming its Executive Director. She has helped organize communities, created programs and celebrations, written, designed and edited brochures and publications, recruited members, raised funds, led workshops, created public relations campaigns, and been involved in virtually every aspect of this Movement. She has served on the boards of non-profit organizations for more than 40 years.