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Meet the Team

Committed to the Cause

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Timothy M. Tobias
Co-Founder & Executive Director 

Timothy is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Ballroom, We Care Inc., a doctoral candidate, and an active member of the House and Ball Community (HBC). His mission as a Social Worker is to advocate for culturally competent resources for members of the HBC struggling with crystal meth use and related mental health issues, while dedicated to identifying HIV prevention strategies that align with the needs of our youth/young adults of the HBC.

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Michael Haynes
Co-Founder

Known to many as "Uncle Mike", Mike Haynes is a trusted leader and one of the founders of Ballroom, We Care. He voluntarily devotes his time and energy in to making sure that need are met for members of Ballroom. As a long-time leader of the House Ebony and the Ballroom Scene, Mike is also known for his generosity and insurmountable love for his community. He upholds his Ballroom status as Icon through his dedication to the mission of BWC that focuses on improving the lives of those struggling with crystal meth use and mental health illness in the Ballroom.

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Johnny Guaylupo
Associate

Johnny Guaylupo is an Assistant Director of youth services at a well-known organization in NYC and a dedicated leader of Ballroom, We Care. He voluntarily devotes his time and energy in to making sure that need are met for members of Ballroom. He is also a strong advocate for members of the Kiki Scene.

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Jose Manuel Disla Jr.
Associate

Jose Disla is a hard-working, experienced, and trustworthy Ballroom leader. Not only is he an asset and provides his services voluntarily to Ballroom, We Care, but he serves on New York City's Black Pride Planning Committee.  He is also a Leader and long-time Iconic member of the House of Extravaganza. In addition, He is ready to invest all of his time and energy into improving the quality of life for members of the Ballroom that are struggling with crystal meth use and mental illness.

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Tabytha Gonzalez 
TGNB Community Engagement Coordinator 

Tabytha is the TGNB Community Engagement Coordinator of Ballroom, We Care. Her dedication and passion for the community stems far beyond her volunteerism at Ballroom, We Care. Tabytha is a longtime member of Ballroom as well as an Outreach Specialist at Housing Works where she provides prevention services to the TGNB community and MSM people of color. With a host of other important TGNB and Ballroom community led endeavors, Tabytha has proven to be resilient in her work, and focuses primarily on advocating and  improving the quality of life for the individuals she serves.

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