Lee presently works as adjunct faculty in the Schools of Social Work at Temple University where he has taught for over 7 years. There
he teaches both clinical and community practice courses primarily with master’s level students. He also works as adjunct faculty at the
Community College of Philadelphia where he has taught in the behavior health program for over 3 years. Additionally, Lee works as a
therapist doing text and Skype therapy online with an organization called Talk Space. Lee’s practice is client-centered and strengths
based in nature as he works to help clients resolve the life challenges facing them. His previous work experience included his role as a
behavioral science researcher for Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 2004-2013. Most of his
projects were related to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) and various projects related to LGBT communities.
In 2009 he completed a needs assessment on transgender communities in Philadelphia and worked on another needs assessment for
older LGBT adults completed in 2013. He worked as a fee for service mental health therapist for 6 1/2 years for Open Door, the
behavioral health component of Mazzoni Center, an LGBT health center in Philadelphia. In 2010, Lee was hired by the technical
assistance division of PROCEED, Inc, and worked as the trainer for a national leadership development training institute conducted in
four cities across the country.
In conjunction with his paid work experiences, Lee has been involved in a number of grass roots and community organizing efforts.
Lee was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to his advisory board on LGBT affairs in 2008. He is a founding member of the LGBT
People of Color Coalition, which was a collective of organizations in Philadelphia representing Black, Latino, and Asian LGBT persons.
He is a founding member of the Black Gay Men’s Leadership Council, founded in 2005. In 2008, he was selected to serve as an expert
advisor to the Centers for Disease Control for the social marketing campaign Testing Makes Us Stronger, developed for Black gay men.
From 2011-2013, Lee served as the male identified co-chair for Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, a Philadelphia based political
action committee dedicated to getting LGBT and LGBT friendly political candidates elected to office.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science, with a concentration in chemical dependency counseling. He obtained his Master’s degree
in Social Work in 2004 and is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.