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Our Team

Hopelab is a team of researchers, scientists, creatives, investors, and digital health experts who care deeply about prioritizing the needs of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth to support its mission of building a future where young people are thriving and free from barriers to their mental health and well-being.

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Aekta Shah Ph.D.
2021Data Science for Good Fellow
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Ahna Suleiman, MPH, DrPH
Youth Engagement and Adolescent Well-being Consultant
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Akos Antwi
she/herEntrepreneurship Category
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Amy Green, Ph.D.
she/her/hersHead of Research
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Arianna Taboada
she/her/hersLearning & Impact Lead
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Brian Rodriguez
he/him/hisHead of People & Culture
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Bruny Kenou
2022-2023Community-based Tech Fellow
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Courtney Chang
she/her/hersChief of Staff
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Dr. Charity Brown Griffin
2022-2023Translational Science Fellow
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Elisa Sims
she/her/hersAccounting Manager
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Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Ph.D.
she/her/hersResearch Lead
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Eric Langshur
Board Member
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Eric Stinehart
he/him/hisSenior Impact Investments Analyst
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Erin Sietstra
she/her/hersHead of Investments
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George Aye
Co-Founder, Greater Good Studio
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Hamet Watt
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Jana Haritatos, Ph.D.
she/her/hersChief Science Officer
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Jaspal Sandhu, Ph.D
he/him/hisExecutive Vice President
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Jayla Stokesberry
she/theyResearch Assistant
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Jeff Alvord
Board Chair
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Joshua Lavra
he/theyCreative Lead
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Juan Martinez
he/him/hisVice President, Strategic Communications & Policy
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Julie Tinker
she/her/hersPrincipal Designer, Equity Innovation
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Kim Bright, PMP
she/her/hersVice President, Finance and Operations
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Lee Shapiro
Managing Partner, 7wire Ventures
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Lionel Ramazzini
Creative Lead
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Lucy Flores
2021-2022Equitable Design Fellow
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Margaret Laws
she/her/hersPresident & Chief Executive Officer
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Melina Taylor
she/her/hersDirector of IT
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Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President & Provost, The Ohio State University
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Mica Le John
2020-2021Entrepreneurial Fellow
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Mike Parent, Ph.D., MBA
he/himPrincipal Researcher
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Monique Jaquez
she/her/hersEmployee Experience & Office Manager
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Natalia Birgisson, MD
Strategy Director x Physician
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Nathan Jayappa
he/him/hisHead of Finance
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Phuong Pham
she/her/hersDirector of Marketing & Digital Strategy
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Reva McPollom
2021-2022Entrepreneurial Fellow
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Robert R. Morris, Ph.D.
2020-2021Entrepreneur in Residence
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Robin Hayashi
she/theyCreative Lead
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Robin Raskob
she/her/hersSenior Mgr, Strategic Communications
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Ryan Moore
Global Chief Revenue Officer, SuperAwesome
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Samira Pingali, MPH
she/her/hersTranslational Science Lead
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Solome Tibebu
Behavioral Health Technology Strategist
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Tracey Kirui, MPH
she/her/hersProgram Strategy Lead
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Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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Veenu Aulakh
Executive Director of the Medical Innovation Collaborative
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William Rosenzweig
Entrepreneur, Educator, Startup Advisor
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Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH
Expert in racial trauma, justice, and healing

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