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Young Professional Advisory Council

YPAC assists the Make-A-Wish® Board, CEO and Staff by acting as ambassadors for the chapter through fundraising and advocacy activities.

The Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) is a significant resource to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.  YPAC assists the Board, CEO, and Staff by acting as ambassadors for Make-A-Wish through networking, fundraising, promotion, volunteering, and general advocacy of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  The council is made up of professionals under 45 years old who are passionate about being active and philanthropic members of their community.

We are currently seeking Supporting Members for YPAC SF. 

FY19 YPAC Members:

San Francisco:

Executive Members

Rishi Dixit, Chair, Valiant Capital
Michelle Horan, Vice Chair, Samsara
Andrew Tiemeier, Secretary, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Keegan Petty, Treasurer, J.S. Held, LLC
Heidi Silber, Past Chair, Golden State Warriors
Ronnie Brant, Mission Chair, Salesforce
David Jensen, Member At Large, WeWork

Council Members

Katie Abrams, Form Boxing
Sarah Barner, Airtable
Kelly Anne Cheung, eBay, Inc.
Kayla Doty, Betts Recruiting
Angelina Elhassan, Samsara
Faraz Fatemi, Bain Capital Ventures
Zoe Fisher, Serena & Lily
Vanessa Gatihi, Slack
Vanessa Gregson, C100
Danielle Hake, Pantera Capital
Gordon Hwee, Pacifica School District
Allegra Jones, Duane Morris LLP
Michelle McClanahan, eero
Chase Miles, Silicon Valley Bank
Theresa Sciole, Bright Edge
Taj Tashombe, Oakland Athletics

If you are interested in joining YPAC, please click on the links below for more information on membership guidelines and levels. Application links can be found inside the membership levels page.

Membership Guidelines

Membership Levels

For more information, please contact Lynne Durie at or 415-402-2771.



Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474