Sydney Levy served as ISNA’s Board Secretary and Treasurer. Born in Venezuela and schooled in Israel, Sydney speaks Spanish and Hebrew as well as English. An immigrant himself, he belongs to a family of immigrants where each of the last three generations was raised on a different continent. Sydney has worked with the Bar Association of San Francisco assisting low-income HIV-positive immigrants overcome the HIV exclusion. As Coordinator of the Asylum Project of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Sydney worked with hundreds of GLBT and HIV-positive immigrants and asylum seekers in the US and abroad, supporting their claims with human rights documentation and — though not a lawyer himself — helping to demystify the law and make it a bit more understandable and accessible.