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Managing Director

Gillian Pressman

Gillian Pressman YIMBY Staff

Current City

Berkeley, CA


Tarrytown, NY



Housing Story

I got mold sickness from living in a crappy apartment that was all I could afford on a nonprofit salary. A year+ of stomach issues and panic attacks! No one should have to destroy their health to live near their job.


Gillian Pressman has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector, leading fundraising and programs for a variety of direct service and advocacy organizations that all have focused on ending urban inequality. Prior to YIMBY Action, she was the Senior Director of Development at Peer Health Exchange (PHE), a national health equity organization. There, she led strategy and operations for the organization’s national and local fundraising teams. Prior, she was Executive Director for Massachusetts at Generation Citizen (GC), an organization that empowers young people to take political action in their communities. At GC, Gillian oversaw all fundraising, political advocacy, school and community partnerships, and programs for her region. In 2019, Gillian joined the YIMBY Action team, where she has increased the organizational revenue of YIMBY Action and Yes In My Back Yard by more than 8x. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Princeton University.


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