Meet Our Board

Gaurav Ohri, Analyst, Hall Capital Partners LLC

Board Chair

Marie Pierre, Hall Capital Partners

Board Member

Ebo Dawson-Andoh, User Experience Researcher, Instagram

Board Member

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.

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

Board Secretary