About

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.