After an extensive national search, the Trevor Project named health care administrator Abbe Land as its new CEO Tuesday.
Land will succeed David McFarland, who has served as an interim CEO since April. Land is well known for her work at the Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles, where she has more than doubled the clinic's budget, opened two additional locations, and raised a $22 million endowment. Land also served as a member of the West Hollywood City Council from 1986 to 1997, during which time she was elected mayor twice. She rejoined the City Council in 2003 and is currently serving another four-year term that she won last March.
"The work of helping to prevent suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth is of paramount concern and importance to a community I care deeply about," said Land, who will be tasked with managing and expanding the Trevor Project's operations.