Julie (Jay) Yates has served as the Administrative Director of BORP for more than 20 years. She oversees the agency’s administrative functions, financial operations and management of government grants. Prior to joining BORP, she served as program manager at Easy Does It Emergency Services Program, a Berkeley nonprofit providing seniors and people with disabilities non-medical emergency attendant care services and transportation to support independent living. She holds a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. Her passion for BORP’s mission stems from her personal belief in the power of sports and recreation to positively impact people’s lives and her past experience as a soccer player and swimmer. She spends her free time gardening, reading, hiking in nature and cooking up fantastic feasts for friends and family.