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Event chairs


John Onken, AIA, Playhouse Chair
Before serving in the role of Playhouse Chair, John had been creating playhouses for Dreams Happen since 2011. His work as an architect has focused on larger buildings as well, with award winning projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and England. John’s current work focuses on large affordable housing projects in San Francisco.


Brian M. Hetherington, Underwriting Chair
Brian Hetherington is CEO and Co-Chairman of The ABD Team, a specialized insurance brokerage headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ABD Team is 210 professionals focused on Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty insurance and 401k programs. Brian started The ABD Team with 24 other founding principals in July 2012. Brian attended Northwestern University for his BA, Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School's Directors College. He is married to Jill Schaeffer Hetherington, and is the proud father to their three boys. Brian is past chair of Rebuilding Together Peninsula’s Board of Directors and currently sits on the board of Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. Brian loves music (currently playing piano and accordion in a local band Birdseeds), lacrosse (coaching for the Coyotes), and golf.