2024 YLC Chair

John Bayeux has worked with the American Liver Foundation since 2014, after losing his late father to an aggressive form of Liver Cancer that same year.  John’s work with the ALF began in what previously was the Mid-Atlantic Division in Philadelphia, where he ran numerous Liver Life Challenge Half Marathons, led fundraising efforts, and regularly volunteered at events.  After moving to New York City in 2018, John joined the Associate Board of Young Professionals under the Greater NY Division and later served as Vice-Chair of the Associate Board from 2019 – 2022. 

Professionally, John is the Director of Business Development for Care2U, a digital health company in New York, delivering hospital-level care to the home so patients can avoid unnecessary ER Visits, hospitalizations, and readmissions. John also serves as committee a lead with Camp Erin Philadelphia, a bereavement camp for children.

2024 Vice Chair

Shay Gao began working with the American Liver Foundation in 2011 as a high school research intern focused on patient education. Shay rejoined the organization in 2023 through the YLC with involvement in volunteer projects. Shay’s father, as well as many of her close relatives, live with Hepatitis B and its complications.

Professionally, Shay is a corporate finance professional at Abbott, a medical device and healthcare company. She is currently the NorthEast and Great Lakes Finance Controller for the Cardiac Rhythm Management business unit and previously worked in the Abbott global headquarters and at the Diabetes Care business unit. Shay also volunteers for Apex for Youth and the Pier 26 Downtown Boathouse.