Abbe Land is the Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. She is a recognized and respected health care professional with an impressive history of ensuring care to under-represented populations, and advocating for youth and the LGBT community.
Prior to joining Trevor, Abbe had served as co-CEO of The Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles since 2003. While there, she oversaw all aspects of Saban’s operations, ensuring integration of physical and mental health; providing medical, dental, and mental health services to over 21,000 patients annually; and managing a full-time staff of 140 with more than 300 volunteers.
Abbe also has a wealth of public policy knowledge as a longtime elected official who champions the needs of youth. She has served the City of West Hollywood from 1986 to 1997 as a council member and was elected twice as mayor. Abbe was reelected to office in 2003 and is currently serving a four-year term, having won reelection in March 2011.
With a strong dedication to the community, Abbe serves on the advisory board of Women Against Gun Violence and on the board of directors of the California Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. She is an appointed member of the L.A. County Department of Health Services' Women's Health Policy Council, and serves on the boards of the AIDS Community Action Foundation and of the Planned Parenthood-LA Advocacy Project.
A long-time resident of West Hollywood, Calif., Abbe lives with her husband, artist Martin Gantman.