Board Members

Board of Directors

2019

Armen Zohrabian, Chair
Armen Zohrabian is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP. His practice focuses on complex securities litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate in the San Francisco office of a large international law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation.  Armen received his J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology in 2003 from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley.

John George, Secretary
John George is an attorney at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where his practice focuses on complex securities class actions.  Prior to joining Robbins Geller, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.  He earned his J.D. in 2013 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was valedictorian of his law school class.

Megan Wachspress, Treasurer
Megan Wachspress is an attorney at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a public interest firm, where she represents unions, employees and environmental causes.  Prior to embarking on her legal career, Megan studied and taught political theory at UC Berkeley, where she also served as an elected leader of the graduate student union, UAW Local 2865.  Megan earned her J.D. in 2015 from Yale Law School, where she was Co-Director of the Rebellious Lawyering Conference.

Angela Bates
Angela Bates is an analytic and strategic leader at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, where she oversees a team of engineers to support and transform network infrastructure.  Angela received her MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 2019, with concentration in strategy, operations, and social impact.  She is passionate about addressing the needs of homeless individuals, and has evaluated programs and presented long-term strategic plans for several local organizations.

Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson teaches political theory and constitutional law at Whitman College.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D. from the Cornell Law School with a Certificate in Public Law. He was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2000.  Jack spent his 1L summer as an Equal Justice America Fellow at the Berkeley office of the Homeless Action Center.

Tushar Karkhanis
Tushar Karkhanis’ expertise is in R&D strategy and portfolio management within the biotech sector. He currently leads portfolio optimization for cancer immunotherapy investments in genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers at Roche/Genentech. He holds degrees in Bioengineering and Engineering Management from the University of Pittsburgh and Duke University, respectively. Tushar is passionate about applying his strategic planning skills to support programs that work to end homelessness.

Roger Lin
Roger Lin is a Senior Attorney at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment and an Adjunct Professor in environmental justice at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.  Prior to joining the Center, he was a staff attorney at Communities for a Better Environment.  Roger graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law and served as a staff attorney at HAC for five years.

Claire Markham
Claire Markham has focused on harnessing technology to solve tough societal challenges from the perspective of a non-profit, a for-profit startup, and large tech companies.  She is currently a Product Manager at Salesforce.org, creating technologies to help nonprofits deliver programs and services more effectively and efficiently.  Previously, she worked as a Portfolio Manager at Kiva, a microfinance crowdfunding platform, in their Kenya office.  Claire holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.