As the Founder and CEO of TruEvolution, Gabriel Maldonado has led the organization’s efforts for the last eleven years to now include comprehensive HIV prevention and care services, a mental health clinic, an emergency supportive housing program, and now leads the organization’s housing development project. As a former member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under President Obama, Gabriel works to elevate the representation of minority community-based organizations in state and federal policy priorities. In addition to his work at TruEvolution, Gabriel continues his advocacy serving on regional boards, such as Borrego Community Health Foundation and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Bringing a passion for business and consultancy, Gabriel works to advise industry leaders as an advisory board member for Viiv Healthcare and Merck & Co.
Gabriel believes that the needs and priorities of marginalized populations should be heard in every room and at every table impacting those communities. Raised in the City of Compton, Gabriel watched not only his health, but the health of his family and neighborhood, be affected by the corrosive effects of refineries, smog, logistics, and chemical facilities. Gabriel is firmly rooted in advancing the quality of life and human dignity of people of color in the LGBTQ experience.