Pat Christen

Managing Director The Omidyar Group
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Pat Christen
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Pat is a Managing Director of The Omidyar Group (TOG), acting as a Senior Adviser to Pierre and Pam Omidyar.

Pat was previously President and CEO of Hopelab for over a decade. Under Pat’s leadership, Hopelab focused on the development of technology to drive positive health behavior among young people.Prior to Hopelab, Pat led the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, helping craft the federal Ryan White CARE Act that now generates more than $2 billion annually. Pat also served as President of the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, setting up AIDS clinics and playing an active role in global AIDS-planning efforts. Finally, she helped lead the construction of the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, a state-of-the-art AIDS clinic, research, and training center.