MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Joseph Baruku

Co-Founder of the Athens Housing collective, Joseph is a gay Ugandan refugee who's devoted three tireless years working towards bringing resources and visibility to LGBTQI+ refugees in Greece and around the world. Joseph brings such a wealth of talent, warmth, and inspiration to everything he does. We are extremely grateful that he has chosen such an important role in The Dream Academy.

Owen Harris

Owen Harris is one of the cofounders of Safe Place International and served as our first Director of Operations. After working at our shelters in Turkey and Greece, he returned to the US to pursue a Masters's Degree. He is now studying Public Administration and International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle and serves as Secretary of the Board.

Selisse Berry

For over 20 years, Selisse has been a pioneer in workplace equality, strategic planning, and non-profit management. Founder of Out & Equal, Selisse built the global LGBTQ workplace equality movement by creating a network of multi-national companies and governments to work towards LGBTQ education, empowerment, and visibility. Recipient of numerous national and international awards and board member to both Safe Place International and ORAM, Selisse Berry brings a wealth of experience, guidance, and global vision to the Safe Place International Team.