Was born in the city of El Seybo, Dominican Republic. He received his Civil Engineering degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in 1984, practicing his profession in both the private and the public sector.
Since his graduation until 1997, he worked as engineer supervisor and construction survey of the Industrial Zone of Santo Domingo.
Additionally, he was Executive Assistant to the Technical Secretary of the Presidency, and Project Engineer of Department of Tourism Infrastructure of Central Bank. Since moving to Chicago in 1997 until 2000 he worked for the United States Census Bureau; and since 2002 to the present he has been working as a Federal Security Officer for Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Villafaña was awarded the 'Lion of the Year’ by the Lions Clubs Association in the Dominican Republic and was also a 'Melvin Jones Fellow' appointed by the Lions Clubs International Association for his outstanding work in the Dominican Republic for the Sight First Progra.
He is Member of the Dominican College of Engineers, Architects and Surveyors (CODIA), the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund; he is also a Life Member of National Rifle Association and North American Hunting Club.
Mr. Villafaña is married to Angela Ingles-Villafaña and they have three children: Jennifer, Linette and Ivan. He joined DAMA in 2011 and is a member of the organizing committee of the Executive Committee.