Our Board of Directors



Brian Hwang (Board Chair) is Director of Lender Relationships at Lev Capital, a commercial real estate capital markets platform powered by data and technology. Brian joined Lev after spending over four years at M&T Bank as a real estate originator and lender. Brian graduated with a MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the steering committee of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group and is a member of the Gay Real Estate Group of New York. Brian has spoken at the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) conference on impostor syndrome (2018) and developing an intentional personal professional brand (2019). Brian lives in Hells Kitchen in New York City.


Sam Del Propost is a principal of Kaufmann Kozuch Del Propost Wealth Strategies in New York. He is a Certified Financial Planner TM practitioner and an Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisors (sm). Sam and his colleagues have been serving the LGBT community for over 20 years providing financial planning, retirement planning, investment advice, and asset and risk management. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of New York. Since 1999 Sam and his long-term partner of 36 years have lived in Maplewood, NJ, where they married in 2013 when New Jersey recognized marriage equality.

Dean Dafis is a councilman in Maplewood, NJ – the township's first out, LGBTQ+ elected councilperson. He’s a social justice advocate having worked across the country in efforts including the fight for marriage equality, to ban conversion therapy, in bail reform and youth restorative justice, reentry, the current effort to fairly and equitably legalize adult use recreational cannabis, in law enforcement data tracking and transparency, in trans health equity, in expanding social services to LGBTQ+ youth, and combating housing insecurity. A first generation Greek American who grew up in the melting pot urbanity of 1970’s downtown Philadelphia, Dean is an attorney who began his legal career in legal aid in the criminal & family courts & then later worked at prominent law firms & on Wall Street in economic fraud & white collar crime. Dean championed NJ’s first permanent rainbow crosswalks as a welcome marker of his community’s sanctuary status & inclusivity. In his words, “For our youth in particular, those struggling with doubt or isolation & in need of affirmation, I want them to have a place where they can proudly cross or walk over their fear and shame.”

Tony Parker has extensive experience in business development, contract administration, program
management, and strategic planning, as well as program development and training in both the government
and private sectors. Currently, Tony is Director of Federal Fleets for Lytx, Inc. a San Diego based
Telematics Company. Prior to joining Lytx, Tony worked as an independent consultant introducing Small Businesses to Federal
Government Opportunities, including overseeing a Small Business Administration-approved Mentor
Protégé program, developing, and implementing strategic plans and protocols for transportation services
technology, and healthcare and managed services organizations.

Tony has worked with the Department of State, United States Marine Corps, Department of Army, Health
and Human Services, and Center for Disease Control, Veteran’s Administration, Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Department of Transportation, Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration, and
Department of Energy.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio via Princeton, NJ, Tony currently resides with his husband, Scott in a
Historic Flemington, NJ, home. Tony has a passion for gourmet cooking and entertaining.



Damon King is a creative strategist & producer that has devoted his career to investing in diverse communities. Graduate from Robert H. Smith School of Business in Operations Management & Business Analytics, Damon's passion for amplifying community voices and creative innovation has found him at the cross-section of many exciting endeavors:

Internationally, supporting Nicaraguan entrepreneurs through micro-loan lending programs and business consulting to community assessment and technology implementation in country-side villages in Kigali, Rwanda. State-side, developing the brand and creative north star for the LINE Hotel DC (lauded by New York Times and Forbes) renovating a local 110-year old neoclassical church into a community space and podcast studio with several restaurant concepts; to being a founding Fellow of a revolutionary corporate engagement movement addressing societal systemic racism in CEO Action for Racial Equity.

Today, he wears many hats as a technically trained facilitator, Advanced SCRUM Certified Master, and heart-centered leader driving innovation & collaboration with Fortune 500 clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Workforce Transformation consultant. In his free time you can find him wardrobe styling for films featured in LA Shorts International and Hollyshorts Film Festivals or styling productions featured in publications like GQ, ELLE, & Teen Vogue.