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Fred Dillon is the Head of Advisory Services at Hopelab, with over 15 years of experience leading staff and external partners to develop technology solutions that improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Fred scopes and leads advising engagements that lend Hopelab’s expertise in research, design, product development and youth co-creation to Hopelab Ventures portfolio companies and other mission-aligned organizations focused on youth mental health. Fred oversees a team of talented and interdisciplinary designers, strategists, product managers, and user researchers that help Hopelab partners build efficacious and scalable digital products to support the mental and emotional health of teens and young adults, especially youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth.

Before working at Hopelab, Fred 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 has a Bachelor’s in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley.