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Staff Biographies

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Sayief Leshaw

Sayief Leshaw, a native new Yorker raised in The Bronx, serves as the Program Director for Stonewall Community Development Corporation. He joined the organization in 2015 as an intern, motivated by realizing that the LGBTQ+ older adults that trail blazed for his right to be out were forced to go back into the closet to safely access senior programs service. He continues this work driven by a desire to build a truly inclusive and supportive community.


On behalf of Stonewall CDC he serves on the Bronx Borough President’s LGBTQ+ Policy Task Force, the South Bronx Impact Coalition and as liaison to the Walking While Trans Coalition. Sayief was included as one of  Crain’s NY Business Magazine’s “Twenty in their 20s – Class of 2020.” He is also member of the New York chapter of the Habitat Young Professionals (Habitat for Humanity), the Stonewall Quarter Share Board and sits grant committee (Stonewall Community Foundation, former member of the NYTAG Junior Board (New York Transgender Advocacy Group) and former chair of the Dorill Young Professionals (The Dorill Initiative).

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