Our team

Our strength lies in our diversity and shared passion to make the world better, safer, and more caring.

Tony Seker

Founder / Board Chair and President

Marwan Kreidie

Vice Chair

Carolina Galvis

Treasurer

Harry Martin

Board Member / Director of PR Marketing

Tanaz Agha

Board Member

James L. Amine

Board Member

Basel Dalloul

Board Member/ Director Middle East

Tony Seker is an artist and career investment professional with over three decades of expertise in the industry. For the past decade, he has served as President and COO of BrandLoyalties Inc., a company that specializes in providing research services to the hedge fund community. Besides his career on Wall Street, Tony is also a well-known visual artist with a global footprint. Based in the New York City area, he has been serving as the President of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery, which is a cooperative, and President of his local artists' guild for the past few years. Tony is a Rotary Club recipient of the 2024 Champion of Peace Award. He has an M.B.A. from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Mathematics from Rutgers University.

Marwan Kreidie is a professor at Villanova and West Chester University. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, United Voices, and the Arab-American Community Development Corporation, where he serves as Executive Director and for which he received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership award.

Carolina Galvis, is the CEO of Count Growth Accurately and a certified public accountant. Her focus is on providing advocacy to both individuals and businesses, placing a strong emphasis on compliance. She specializes in developing clear and concise reports to help owners and management make more informed decisions and implement controls to streamline the accounting process and improve business efficiency. Carolina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Rutgers Business School.

Harry Martin is an Emmy award-winning TV journalist who has spent more than 45 years in the trenches of daily TV newscasts, talk shows, and street reporting. With his vast experience in broadcasting, he is one of New York's most sought-after media trainers and consultants. He has coached Fortune 100 executives, best-selling authors, sports mega-stars, beauty pageant winners, and Nobel Laureates. Harry currently serves as Chair, Board of Trustees for Bergen Family Center.

Tanaz Agha is a devoted art entrepreneur and philanthropist who has dedicated her recent years to the art industry. She is passionate about promoting and supporting Lebanese art, and her goal is to create fair and non-judgmental communities in the country, especially after the 2020 explosion. To bring the community together, Tanaz uses various methods such as social media, art exhibitions, interviews, and talks to promote Lebanese art. Tanaz has also been part of a collective effort to raise funds for the Lebanese American University (LAU) medical hospital and medical school through interviews. Tanaz holds an MSc and BSc from the University of Manchester.

James L. Amine is a Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, having joined in 2020. Mr. Amine is responsible for EM Infrastructure and Global Infrastructure Credit. He is based in New York. Prior to joining GIP, Mr. Amine spent nearly 25 years at Credit Suisse. From 2014-2019, he was a member of the Executive Board and CEO of Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Previously, Mr. Amine was the Head of the Global Investment Banking Department and, before that, for EMEA and Asia Pacific, as well as Head of Global Capital Markets. Prior to assuming that role, he was Co-Head of Global Credit Products and Global Leveraged Finance. Mr. Amine began his career as an attorney with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Mr. Amine received a B.A.(magna cum laude) in Economics, History and Political Science from Brown University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School, the Advisory Council on Economics of Brown University and the Leadership Committee of Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, a Director of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and New York Cares and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Basel Dalloul CEO at NOOR Group is a pioneer and visionary in the sector of information technology. After the Egyptian government declared their wishes to become the epicenter of the IT industry in the Middle East, he founded NOOR Group. Under his leadership, NOOR Group has grown to become the industry leader in the field today. Basel had previously founded the Magnet Interactive Group in the United States, and the company had pioneered new technologies and applications for the Internet and for interactive multimedia in critical areas as interface design and multimedia integration. Basel founded the Dalloul Art Foundation to manage and promote the vast collection of modern and contemporary Arab art, curated by his father, Dr. Ramzi Dalloul. Basel holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from American University of Beirut, a Juris Doctor, and an MBA from Georgetown University. Basel also studied electrical engineering and computer science at Rice University in Houston.

Stephanie Milanese

Board Secretary and Grant Writer

Stephanie Milanese, M.A., is a grant writer focusing on education, arts, and homelessness. Born and raised in Haiti, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science at the University of Montpellier, France. Fluent in French, Creole, and English, Stephanie traveled to the USA and pursued her studies at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Master's degree in Political Science and authored a thesis on gifted education. Her dedication to excellence makes her part of the National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha). As a lifelong volunteer and constant learner who obtained several grant writing certificates, she shares her skills to help nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.

Our mission

Our goal is to reduce the frequency and magnitude of future diasporas by attracting fellow artists and humanitarians who are catalysts for social change, and by continuing to educate our art event attendees on ways they can contribute to this movement. We believe that by supporting these agents of change, we can address the root causes of displacement as well as foster a more inclusive society. Through our art events, we aim to raise awareness about the challenges faced by displaced communities and inspire action among our audience. We recognize the power of art to evoke empathy and understanding, and we strive to utilize this platform to advocate for positive social transformation. By fostering collaboration between artists and humanitarian organizations, we aim to create a collective effort that can make a lasting impact in the lives of those affected by diasporas.

Everyone is Welcome signage
Everyone is Welcome signage

Our vision

Through our fundraising efforts and educational programs, we aim to have a positive impact on the global issues around dislocations, diasporas, and refugees. By organizing various art events, we seek to raise awareness and gather support for those who have been forced to leave their homes and to mitigate the root causes of future diasporas. At the same time, we want to create a more tolerant and compassionate society that embraces refugees and immigrants. We believe that by promoting understanding and empathy, we can contribute to a world where everyone feels welcomed and valued. With every donation and participation in our events, together we can make a difference and bring about meaningful change.

Get to know us

Diaspor'Art is an art-based movement that consists of mini-events and an annual big event. The purpose is to increase awareness about the issues impacting the world around us that have led to, or may lead to, human displacements, refugees, and loss of life. Each event will include artists whose lives have been impacted by issues relating to diasporas. They will be able to articulate their experiences verbally or through their medium, providing a visceral connection to the topic. Diaspor’Art will strive to include a vast variety of participants, such as visual artists, poets, philosophers, activists, motivational speakers, educators, and subject experts. The collective will seek to attract attendees to the events as well as members who can also engage online. During the events, we will provide support for the participating artists and introduce our guests to other nonprofits and humanitarian organizations that share similar objectives. The hope is to mitigate the scale of diasporas in the future supporting humanitarian agents of change and by better informing our audience on how they can help.