How Hopelab’s imi App Is Helping LGBTQ+ Teens Everywhere With Their Mental Health
Head, Advisory Services, Hopelab
As Head of Advisory Services, Fred Dillon scopes and leads advising engagements that lend Hopelab's expertise in research, design, and co-creation to our portfolio companies and organizations. Fred has more than 20 years of public policy, communications, and product development experience. Prior to joining Hopelab, he worked for over a decade at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, ultimately serving as the Director for Public Policy and Communications, where he led the agency's advocacy efforts for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for HIV infection. Fred is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Social Welfare and Public Policy.
Deborah S. Levine is the Director of LGBT YouthLink. Deborah has spent virtually her entire career in the nonprofit world. Immediately prior to her work with CenterLink, Deborah spent a decade working at Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the Director of Online Health Education. Prior to her stint at the national Planned Parenthood, Deborah worked at a local Planned Parenthood providing professional development for youth serving professionals and managing a peer education program. Earlier in her career, she taught high school American history. Deborah obtained a bachelor degree in cultural anthropology and minor in women's studies as well as a master degree in social work and a master of arts in teaching.Deborah is the Founder of Q Chat Space, online support groups for LGBTQ+ teens. She began work on the program while at Planned Parenthood, brought it over to CenterLink in 2017 and became full time staff in 2018.
Program Consultant and Social Impact Analyst, Hopelab
Primo Lagaso Goldberg is a photographer, multimedia creative, and DEI advocate based in the Cambridge and Boston area. Through writing, art, community building, youth leadership, and program consulting they work to design and create systems, experiences, and spaces where marginalized communities (particularly queer and trans* people of color) can feel validated and safe. Currently a program consultant and social impact analyst at Hopelab, they work in the social tech sector for the creation of more healthy and enriching online experiences for young people. Primo is currently a first-year at Harvard University studying Contemporary Culture / Folklore and Mythology and Art, Film, and Visual Studies.
In partnership with PESI, our event will offer CE credits for mental health professionals who attend. For those unable to make the trip to Arizona, the CE credits can be attained virtually via PESI's streaming platform during the live event.