Dalit Solidarity is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors.

President & Executive Director
Benjamin Chinnappan (biography)

Dalit Solidarity was formed in 2000 by Ben Chinnappan, a Dalit from south India. Having gone through the pain of untouchability and segregation even as a child, the founder dedicated his life to improve the lives of his fellow Dalits through empowerment. Although the founder lives in the USA, he is very much in touch with his roots and ground reality of day today

Donna Mullin, Esq.

Donna is a director in the Tax Department at Boyer & Ritter where she provides tax consulting services for a variety of clients. She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting and ten years of experience in the private practice of law. She has extensive experience in estate planning and administration, individual taxation, fiduciary taxation, non-profit entity taxation, and representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Donna is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania and serves on the board of the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County. She is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.


William Parker

William J. Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of GrandView Asset Management, a firm which offers fee based money management headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is the father of six children, three of whom are living with Fragile X and Autism. Having children with special needs has spurred him to create Special Planning, LLC, a firm which specializes in Estate Planning and Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Loved Ones. With success comes the responsibility of stewardship. William Parker primarily concentrates his philanthropic efforts on children with disabilities.

Thomas DeAngelis

A former Catholic school religion teacher and football coach, Tom served on the boards of his Catholic grade school, and currently serves on the board of two Catholic high schools.  Tom has an MBA in finance, and has worked in finance, strategic planning and acquisitions, as well as plant management, human resources, and as lead consultant for major process transformations projects for Fortune 100 companies. Currently hTom has joined Stewardship: A Mission of Faith as the flag-bearer for the Catholic Schools Initiative at Stewardship: A Mission of Faith. 

Leenus Thiag

Leenus Thiag is a Registered Nurse (RN) - General practicing in Chapel Hill, NC. s a healthcare provider in Chapel Hill, NC.The provider is (1) A registered nurse is a person qualified by graduation from an accredited nursing school (depending upon schooling, a registered nurse may receive either a diploma from a hospital program, an associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), who is licensed or certified by the state, and is practicing within the scope of that license or certification. R.N.’s assist patient in recovering and maintaining their physical or mental health

Vincent Thiag

Sr Manager GSC Operations at Lenovo. Highly accomplished, results-driven Program Management professional with proven ability to facilitate corporate success through effective leadership and performance of sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing, customer relationship management, and demand management. Special expertise in electronics manufacturing industry.  Work with business planning team, product team, BU team, supply/ demand planning teams (both NA and China based) and various plant operation teams globally. Received awards for outstanding performance excellence (Long Term Investment-LTI Award from the Chairman of Lenovo in Jun 2017, and WOW Award for CX from NA President in Oct for 2nd half 2017, and another LTI Award in Jun 2018)