Our Team

Our team at Zen Caregiving Project is devoted and deeply dedicated to our work. Regardless of our title, we each see ourselves as caregivers and our lives are enriched by those we serve.

Anne Vrolyk

  • Managing Director, Vrolyk Capital Partners

Vrolyk Capital Partners (“VCP”) is a private investment banking firm based in San Francisco that provides merger and acquisition and private financing advisory services. Prior to founding VCP in 2012, Anne was with Viant Group, which combined in 2010 with Vrolyk & Company, the firm she founded and ran for over 20 years. Prior to Vrolyk & Company, she was with the merger department of Alex Brown & Sons in San Francisco and the merger department of Goldman Sachs in New York. Anne received her MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business and her BA in Bacteriology from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Bethany Becker

  • Director of Marketing, Plume

Bethany has served as a volunteer caregiver with Zen Caregiving Project since 2019 and is deeply interested in the subjects of aging, end-of-life planning, and palliative care. She currently works as Director of Marketing at Plume, a technology startup in Palo Alto. Prior to that, she spent several years at Microsoft in Seattle. Bethany received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.

Chris Panos

  • Founder and Managing Director, Fundamental Investment Advisors

Chris Panos has studied Tibetan Buddhism, Korean Zen, and American Japanese Zen since 1975. Chris received a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a Zen Teacher in the Zen Peacemakers Sangha and President of Zen Peacemakers.

George “Chip” Feiss

  • CEO/Owner of M2, Inc.
  • Senior Fellow, Harvard University

Chip served as a volunteer caregiver with Zen Hospice Project from April 2016 until June 2018. He is the founder of M2 Inc (boutique investment advisory firm) & Blue Diamond Capital (trading company), he is a frontier markets investor profiled in a WSJ article, CEO Vivid Image Technology, and Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Paul Haller

  • Former Co-Abbot, San Francisco Zen Center

Paul Haller has been engaged in Buddhist practice for 30 years, initially as a Theravada monk in Thailand and was then ordained as a priest at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1980, where he recently became the new Co-Abbot. He leads the outreach program at the Zen Center and has extensive experience integrating Buddhist practice with hospice, jail, and peace work.