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Fred Dillon

Director of Product Development
Fred Dillon provides planning and project management leadership in HopeLab’s product development work. He leads interdisciplinary teams of HopeLab staff and external collaborators to develop and refine innovations in an iterative, customer-focused process. Fred also works closely with HopeLab’s Research unit to ensure that HopeLab product development collaborations are linked with high-quality scientific evidence. He has overseen ongoing development of HopeLab’s Re-Mission game for teens and young adults with cancer, managed the planning and execution of HopeLab’s international idea competition Ruckus Nation, and guided the development of Zamzee, a product originated at HopeLab as a way to motivate kids to be more physical active. Fred now plays a key role in shaping HopeLab’s new initiative to promote human resilience and inner values through social tech innovation. Fred has over 15 years of public policy, communications and project management experience. Prior to joining HopeLab in 2006, he served as Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Communications at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where he oversaw all aspects of the agency’s government affairs and communications efforts. Fred is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Social Welfare and Public Policy.