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Hopelab Welcomes Kim Bright as Its New Vice President, Finance & Operations

San Francisco, CA,  — Today, Hopelab, a transformative social innovation lab and impact investor at the intersection of technology and youth mental health, announced that Kim Bright, a senior leader with more than 20 years of experience in operations, strategy, and stakeholder management, has been named Vice President, Finance & Operations.

Together with Hopelab’s President and CEO, Margaret Laws, and the organization’s senior leadership, Bright is dedicated to advancing its vision of a more equitable world where young people feel empowered, affirmed, and free from barriers to their mental health and well-being.

“Kim Bright is a highly accomplished senior leader who brings an impressive track record of strategic, operational, and fiscal oversight with a diverse set of organizations,” said Laws. “We are excited to welcome her to Hopelab as we continue building on our decades of experience co-creating with young people and collaborating with venture, philanthropic, and research partners to remove systemic barriers to youth mental health, especially for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ adolescents ages 10-25.”

Bright, who most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, for the Campaign Legal Center, has comprehensive experience defining, leading, and scaling effective programs within the public and private sectors. She has a record of success in linking strategy to effective operations, including her time as Director of Operations at The Brookings Institute and as Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she worked closely with the U.S. Department of Justice.

​​“I am honored to join Hopelab and am deeply committed to contributing to its vision and mission,” said Bright. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Hopelab to have a meaningful impact on youth mental health and well-being.”

A trusted and respected advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors, Bright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Policy from American University. She was named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in Finance for 2022 and one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of DC for 2023 by the online publication, Women We Admire.

About Hopelab
Hopelab is a transformative social innovation lab and impact investor working to support the mental well-being of adolescents, ages 10-25, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. Through targeted social impact investments, youth-centered design and research support, and translational science partnerships, the organization leverages 20+ years of co-creation experience to influence systems change while centering health equity. Learn more at

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