Meet Our Board

Patricia Barahona, Senior Director of Programs, Youth Leadership Institute

Board Member

Patty Barahona is the Chief People Officer (CPO) for Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), operating multiple community-based programs implemented across four California counties, and capacity-building consulting services delivered to communities nationwide.

With over 10 years of non-profit management and direct service experience, beginning with the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault and then Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (Forward Together) in Oakland, Patty continues to support social justice organizations in centering the lived experiences of youth and families to shape and transform communities. Patty earned their M.Ed. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from School for International Training and their BA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Douglass College, Rutgers University. Patty believes deeply in the work of Brothers on the Rise to continue to center boys and men of color in providing opportunities to deepen leadership and shift the systems that impact boys and men of color in Oakland.

Ebo Dawson-Andoh, User Experience Researcher, Instagram

Board Member

Ignacio Ferrey, School Health Career Pipeline Coordinator, Alameda County Health Care Services

Board Secretary

Gaurav Ohri, Analyst, Hall Capital Partners LLC

Board Chair

Marie Pierre, Hall Capital Partners

Board Member

Daniel Vasquez, Executive Director, Brothers on the Rise

Board Member

As the Executive Director of BOTR I have found true alignment of my purpose, passion, and skillset.  I have been building up these areas of my life in very different ways.  My passion around working with our youth and young adults has been ongoing through volunteering with various bay area groups focused on supporting our youth to reach their full potential.  My skillset has been developed through my time in the for-profit sector along with partnering with many bay area non-profits to get them to the next level of operating to make a broader impact.  Then my purpose comes from my own experience of growing up as a child of immigrant parents trying to navigate through systems that were not set up for us.  I will be today the person my family and I needed growing up.