Lila Green is a mother of three, a community leader, domestic violence survivor and civil rights advocate. She received a four year Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in 2004. Currently she facilitates women's empowerment workshops and seminars throughout NYC and has been recognized by various organizations and educational institutions. Lila was previously awarded The Dorothy L. Gilbert "Woman of the Year" award by Casa Esperanza in 2014 for having a strong dedication to her community and family. Through her experiences, Lila has developed a passion for teaching men and women ways to empower themselves and their communities. In her workshops, she focuses on financial, spiritual, and physical empowerment. Her workshops include yoga, meditation, and self defense courses. Lila also partners with other local Domestic Violence Organizations to bring resources to communities in need. Hunks4Hope publishes a yearly calendar featuring male models. The proceeds go towards assisting survivors of Domestic Violence. Hunks4Hope also donates proceeds to two grassroots DV organizations: Casa Esperanza and Milagros Day Worldwide. Hunks4Hope is dedicated to eradicating Domestic Violence through education and by developing a unique support system which includes men. Hunks4Hope is based on encouraging self-development and self-love through community. By joining forces with local Domestic Violence prevention advocates and charities, Hunks4Hope wishes to cater to community needs in an attempt to combat domestic violence. Through fostering a sense of purpose, and by providing tools for personal growth and developing self awareness, Hunks4Hope will continue its efforts to assist and care for survivors and their families. Hunks4Hope was the recent winner of the YWCA’s 2016 Purple Partner’s Organization of Excellence Award. This award was bestowed in honor of Hunks4Hope’s strong commitment to domestic violence awareness and continued advocacy for the rights of survivors and for creating lasting positive change in the community.
Lead Photographer at Hunks4Hope/ Owner of Pagan Photography
Jose Pagan is a fashion and art photographer based in New York City. He is also a photographer that gives back to his community by lending his expertise to charities such as Hunks4Hope. A product of the culturally rich Washington Heights area of Manhattan, he has used his creative mind to take the industry by storm with his eclectic art photography and fashion vision. He has a talent that garners a great deal of attention in today’s high-end market.
Jose attended State University at Brockport and City College; however, his drive for the surreal and mind-bending brought him in another direction. Jose first started out being hand picked as East coast lead photographer for Designer Original, shooting several covers and many high-end editorials. He has been published Elle UK, Harpers Bazaar UK, Elle Brazil, Heart, FabUplus & Soul magazine.
With his recent photo tour events in various U.S. cities, Jose has ventured on a journey to be the people's photographer unbound by beauty standards and false rules.
A camera does not bind Jose Pagan’s talents; he is a free-spirited creator that uses whatever medium at his fingertips to bring his vision to life. To simply call him a photographer is an understatement because there are few artists in the world that can build, design and execute bold and complex ideas on vast mediums. Art is a need that builds within his soul, and with this yearning, beautiful concoctions are disseminated throughout the world.