Young Professionals Orange County

About Young Professionals Orange County

Young Professionals Orange County is a group of young Children’s Bureau supporters who contribute to our mission through monthly donations, quarterly events, volunteer projects and an annual fundraising event. YPOC provides a meaningful way for young professionals to come together and expand their business networks while also giving back to the community. YPOC events help cultivate relationships  among motivated and intelligent professionals throughout Orange County. The network also activates professional growth via a speaker series featuring successful, high-ranking individuals in business.

The core of YPOC aims to evolve and progress alongside its members. The possibilities are endless and we hope you want to join us in making a difference in the community and growing as future leaders.

While YPOC Members contribute through $10/month donations, new guests are always welcome to attend YPOC Mixers at no cost. For more information, please contact us at or 213.342.0144.

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YPOC Leadership Board


Jaclyn Stahl
Jaclyn Stahl
, President
Jaclyn Stahl is an attorney working in the Irvine office of Jones Day. She has volunteered in the foster care community since college and was drawn to Children’s Bureau’s mission of strengthening the community to ensure better outcomes for children and families. As an Orange County native, Jaclyn was immediately interested in YPOC’s work supporting Children’s Bureau locally. She was instrumental in starting YPOC’s annual fundraiser, THE Happy Hour, benefitting Children’s Bureau.
Scott Cho
Scott Cho
, Vice President
Scott Cho is an associate with a financial services company called Revolution Financial Management here in Newport Beach. After meeting the wonderful people associated with YPOC, Scott couldn’t wait to get involved; the opportunity to expand his professional network while simultaneously helping his community was something he didn’t want to miss!
Mohammed Elayan
Mohammed Elayan
, Secretary
Mohammed Elayan is a business attorney with Bryan Cave LLP who advises companies and entrepreneurs on a wide variety of transaction.  He became involved with YPOC in order to help young professionals in Orange County get involved in ways to help the community, in particular with respect to preventing child abuse.
Jennifer Yi
Jennifer Yi
, Social Chair
Jennifer Yi is the Business Development & Marketing Manager in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Jennifer got involved with YPOC because she believes in the vision and mission of the Children’s Bureau to help children live happy, healthy and successful lives. Jennifer also wanted to meet like-minded individuals who want to give back to the community and help provide opportunities for those who need it the most.
Lily Li
Lily Li
, Community Chair
Lily Li is a commercial and intellectual property litigator at the Irvine office of Brown Wegner McNamara LLP. As a transplant to Orange County, Lily has been overwhelmed by how close-knit and warm the local community has been to her. Lily believes that YPOC is a great way to give back to this same community, support the development of local kids, and have fun at the same time!
Genevieve Halpenny
Genevieve Halpenny
, Fundraising Chair
As an attorney with Fish and Tsang LLP in Irvine, Genevieve works with businesses to protect and monetize their intellectual property assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. For fun, Genevieve enjoys running, biking, and hiking in Orange County’s beautiful parks and beaches. Genevieve is inspired to work with the Children’s Bureau, because her grandma Nancy took her mother in as a foster child and provided her with constructive activities, like knitting and sewing, and most importantly safe passage into adulthood. Genevieve’s mom was lucky, and spreading the word about the Children’s Bureau ensures that more children will also grow up in a nurturing environment.
Hillary Hurst
Hillary Hurst
, Communications Chair
Hillary Hurst graduated with honors from Chapman University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While attending Chapman, Hillary was the Vice President of Finance, and helped organize fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital within the sorority, Delta Delta Delta. After graduation, Hillary joined Capital Group, Shareholder Services division, as a Client Services Representative. Hillary has proudly joined the Young Professionals of Orange County to continue her philanthropy, expand her scope as a young businesswoman, and give back to her community.


THE Happy Hour 2017, Michelson Sky Garden, Irvine CA

Images from YPOC’s THE Happy Hour, 2016

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Become a Contributing Member of YPOC

Your contribution of $10 each month helps sustain the life-changing services offered to families in need through Children’s Bureau Family Resource Centers and community programming.

Your YPOC Monthly Donation includes the following benefits:

  • Access to YPOC Monthly Mixers & Professional Development Presentations
  • Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities
  • Committee Membership & Leadership
  • The opportunity to be part of a passionate group of OC change-makers