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Each regional Council is led by volunteer leaders who serve on the National YADC Board of Directors and who work with staff at the Duke Annual Fund to help plan Council events and activities to enhance networking and engagement.

View a list of current and past YADC events

Southern California

National YADC Board Members (Council Leaders)

Gina Ireland T’08
Paul Slattery T'08

Council Members

Kathy Choi T'09
Bari Claster T'09
Steve Gersh T’05
Whitney Gosden T’03
Kate Gregg T’03
Peter Gudaitis T’13
Shomari Hogan T’05
Andrew Holbrook E’05
Tom Larkin T’03
Jane Hamm Lerum T’13
William Litvack T’12
Jay McKenna T’06
Elizabeth Nations T’06
Kevin Parker E’05
Ryan Pertz E’07
Adam Pullano T’07
Matt Rising T’07
Ethan Schiffres T’05
J'Mill Smith T’05
Jared Strumwasser T’05
Julie Cohen Strumwasser T’05

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