Our Leadership Team

We are a group of individuals from diverse backgrounds, passionate about providing entrepreneurial opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the US.

Board of Directors

DAMIEN DWIN

Director on the Board of Lafayette Square Foundation and Founder & CEO of Lafayette Square. Previously served as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Brightwood Capital Advisors and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for Vera Institute of Justice.

ANTONY BUGG-LEVINE

Chair of the Board of Lafayette Square Foundation and Managing Director at Lafayette Square. Previously served as the CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), one of the largest CDFIs in the US.

JOSEPH JOHNSON

Director on the Board and Secretary and Treasurer of Lafayette Square Foundation, and Head of Liabilities at Lafayette Square. Previously served as a Senior Vice President in the Capital Markets Group at Goldman Sachs & Co and is currently Chair of the Board for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

Susannah Vickers

Executive Director of Lafayette Square Foundation. Strategic, solutions-oriented senior executive with 25 years’ experience. Previously served as the New York City Assistant Comptroller for Pensions and designated trustee to the NYC pension systems.   

Our Team

Susannah Vickers

Executive Director of Lafayette Square Foundation. Strategic, solutions-oriented senior executive with 25 years’ experience. Previously served as the New York City Assistant Comptroller for Pensions and designated trustee to the NYC pension systems.   

Sophia Cappelli

Associate within the Lafayette Square Foundation. Previously an analyst at Goldman, Sachs &Co., within the Alternative Investment Manager Selection business focused on Operational Due Diligence across public and private equity strategies.