Thomas Krever, MPA
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas KreverThomas leads the organization to provide safe and supportive environments for young people to achieve their full potential, as well as advocacy and capacity building efforts for community partners and decision-makers. When he arrived at HMI in 2003, Thomas’ first task was to create the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) – a blueprint that expanded the then “Harvey Milk School” program into a fully functioning, independent Department of Education transfer high school for at-risk youth.

Thomas led the expansion of HMI into HMI: New Jersey, as well as the establishment of HMI’s Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building, which works to educate and inform decision and policy makers throughout the country and across the world with regard to issues confronting LGBTQ youth. He also pioneered “HMI Goes Citywide for LGBTQ Youth,” a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to reach LGBTQ youth in all five boroughs of New York City in their own communities.

Prior to joining HMI, Thomas served as Vice President of the Council for Unity, an national violence prevention program working with gang-involved youth.

Thomas has appeared and been quoted on a variety of media outlets including CNN, Dateline NBC, The Huffington Post and The New York Times.

He has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Human Services Council, New York City Police Commissioner’s LGBT Liaison Panel, and Governor Cuomo’s LGBT Memorial Commission among other positions. Thomas currently serves on the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee convened by Mayor Bill De Blasio, as well as the Board of the Human Services Council where he is the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Thomas, a Brooklyn native, holds a BFA in Dance from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Hofstra University.


Dani Doucette
Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Dan provides strategic oversight and hands-on management harmonizing HMI’s strategy, systems and processes with its people.

Prior to joining HMI in 2019, Dan served as CFO of Rainforest Alliance and COO of EngenderHealth, and for four years ran his own leadership coaching practice, BraveShift. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for 30 years, holding various finance and operations management positions at leading organizations including World Wildlife Fund, AFS Intercultural Programs, and American Cancer Society.

Dan has served on the boards of Big Apple Performing Arts (treasurer and chair), American Cancer Society/Brooklyn (chair), Dance/NYC (audit chair), and currently the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, the state’s largest private immigrant and refugee services agency. He volunteered for two years with the Trevor Project conducting suicide awareness workshops for youth in public schools and community centers.

Dan holds a Masters in International Development from Georgetown University and a Masters in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University, where he also earned a certification in evidence-based coaching. He currently hosts and produces “The Workplace Healer” podcast and is a master-level Reiki practitioner.


Bridget Hughes, M.A.
Chief Program Officer

Bridget oversees the implementation of HMI’s programs for LGBTQ young people and their families, as well as outreach and education programs. She also manages the replication of HMI’s youth service model to other sites in NYC and New Jersey.

Since joining HMI in 2012, Bridget has successfully overseen the expansion of HMI services to 6 days per week; spearheaded new program partnerships with CUNY’s office of K-16 programs and with the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; and supervised the implementation of the program evaluation of HMI’s comprehensive service model. In 2019, Bridget was named Outstanding Community Advocate by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services’ Office of LGBTQ Equity Strategies.

Prior to HMI, Bridget worked 18 years at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan, where she developed and directed the Youth Enrichment Services (Y.E.S.) Program, a leadership development and HIV prevention program for LGBT youth. Under Bridget’s direction, the Y.E.S. program received The Mental Hygiene Award from the City of New York in 2000 and was cited as a model substance abuse prevention program by the Division of Consumer Health Education of the University of Medicine & Dentistry; Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

In 2007, Bridget received a PASEsetter Award for outstanding contributions to the field of after school education. From 2009-2012, she was the sole consultant responsible for the implementation of the annual Bias Audit for the NYC Department of Education, tracking evidence of hate-related bias in incidents of student-on-student harassment and violence, a project that was eventually mandated to all school districts by the passage of the New York State Dignity for All Students Act.

Bridget is co-author of the “Working It Out” intervention curriculum, a cognitive-behavioral HIV prevention intervention targeting lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, developed under the auspices of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University. She has been called upon for her expertise in LGBTQ young people, being quoted by numerous publications including U.S. News & World Report and asked to present at a number of professional conferences including delivering the keynote address for the 2nd Annual CUNY LGBTQ Colloquium at the NYC College of Technology. She has also provided professional development training for a variety of organizations including NYC Dept of Education, Partnership for After School Education (PASE) and Covenant House Training Institute, to name a few.

Bridget attended Mount Saint Mary’s University and Oxford University as an undergraduate, and holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University. In 2007, she was awarded the Charles H. Revson Fellowship and completed a year of study at Columbia University in the Revson Program, a program sponsored by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, designed for the development of mid-career urban leaders who have made a substantial contribution to New York City.


Amy Harclerode
Chief Development Officer

Amy joined HMI as its first Chief Development Officer in 2017. Since then, revenue for the organization has continued to grow to support youth programming and advocacy and capacity building. In 2019, the Development Department successfully launched the HMI 360 campaign to support the growth of technology offerings at HMI, the continued expansion of the Institute for Advocacy and Capacity Building, and the build out of an onsite health suite for LGBTQ youth. Under Amy’s direction, HMI’s Annual Women Speak event, which celebrates the diversity of all women that HMI embraces and the men who support them, has doubled in size and continues to grow.

Amy came to HMI from the Wildlife Conservation Society, where she led institutional giving for global conservation programming.

Currently, Amy is the Chair of the Voss Water Foundation and the Development Chair of the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center. She has served on the Boards of Pelham Picture House, Greater Tucson Leadership, Tucson Young Professionals, and the Tucson Federal Credit Union.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin where she was a scholarship athlete for the Division I UT Women’s Softball Team. She lives in Mount Vernon, NY with her wife and dog, Madison.


Lillian Rivera
Executive Director, New Jersey

Lillian is responsible for ensuring the growth and quality of our New Jersey organization. As the largest LGBTQ youth service provider in the state of NJ, she leads a dedicated team providing services to youth from various cities and counties.

Lillian joined HMI in 2002 as a Training Associate in our New York office responsible for building the capacity of youth serving professionals in education and the non-profit sector to serve LGBTQ youth in a culturally fluent manner. Throughout her tenure, Lillian assumed additional responsibilities via a series of promotions leading up to oversight of the After-School department, the largest program area, for which she successfully helped increase funding enabling the department to double its number of staff members. In 2012, she spearheaded the establishment of the Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy & Capacity Building which she led until 2018, when she was appointed to her current role in New Jersey.

With two decade’s worth of experience in LGBTQ youth work, Lillian has dedicated her life work to creating environments that promote authenticity and empowerment. She has conducted workshops and trainings across the country to agencies seeking assistance in working with at-promise youth population – particularly LGBTQ youth of color.

Prior to HMI, Lillian worked for the New York City Department of Education, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hudson County, and Fossil.

Lillian has appeared on numerous media outlets including MIC, AOL’s Bold, CNN en Español and NBC Latino, offering her expertise on issues impacting the lives of minority communities. She has had articles on her work with LGBTQ youth and her life as a Latina Lesbian Mom published on the Huffington Post, the Advocate and the Feminist Wire. Lillian is often sought to speak on panels to share her insight on issues of Diversity & Inclusion.

Lillian is a recipient of the Rockwood Fellowship on Race and Gender and National CDC/ASPH Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership Fellowship. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Public Health from Rutgers University.


Joe Pressley
Chief Executive Officer

Dedicated to bringing positive social and economic changes to the oppressed and disenfranchised, Joe has served as the Community Organizer and then Executive Director for the New York AIDS Coalition. Joe was also Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations for Harlem United Community AIDS Center and was the Director of Special Projects for New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito before she became the Council’s Speaker in 2014 at which point he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff. Currently, Joe serves as a Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Homeless Services.

For years, Joe has worked closely with the HIV/AIDS, African American and LGBTQ communities educating hundreds about political processes and facilitating ways in which various needs and issues are heard and acted upon. Believing that we should live at intersections and not in silos, Joe brings seemingly different communities together to foster transformative change. In 2000, he was a candidate for the City Council in Brooklyn’s 35th District. From 2009 to 2010, Joe was a Charles Revson Fellow at Columbia University. The Revson Fellowship, awarded annually to several individuals from an application pool of hundreds, presented an opportunity for mid-career New York City professionals to be involved in two semesters of intensive coursework, research and personal reflection.

Native to Brooklyn, Joe holds a Master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School for Public Engagement and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Social Sciences from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program at Hunter College. Over the years, he has amassed numerous accolades and awards. He lives in Fort Greene with his husband, Stephen Williams. They were married on July 29, 2011 by the Honorable David N. Dinkins, New York City’s 106th Mayor.


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