Abbe Land 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.
Since 2003, Abbe has served as co-CEO of The Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles. While there, she co-led the Clinic’s growth from a $6 million to a $16 million budget, including the opening of two new clinics and the building of a $22 million endowment. She also 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 brings a wealth of public policy knowledge to The Trevor Project as a longtime elected official who champions the needs of youth. She has served the City of West Hollywood from 1986-1997 as a council member and was elected twice as mayor. Abbe was re-elected to office in 2003 and is currently serving a 4-year term, having won re-election 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, California, Abbe lives with her husband, artist Martin Gantman.