WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Trevor Project has announced the appointment of a new executive director and CEO. Abbe Land, a member of the West Hollywood, California city council, has been tapped to lead the not-for-profit organization which spearheads suicide prevention programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Ricky Strauss, the Trevor Project’s interim chair, said that Land “is a recognized and respected health care professional who brings an impressive history of ensuring care to under-represented populations.”
Since 2003, Land has served as co-CEO of the Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles. Between 1986 and 1997, she served as councilmember and twice as mayor of the City of West Hollywood. Land was re-elected to the city council in 2003, and again last March, for which she is currently serving a four-year term.
The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is the nation’s leading crisis and suicide prevention organization specializing in the needs of LGBTQ youth.