Jesus Gonzalez

Executive Director

With more than fifteen years of executive-level experience in the management of small to mid-size organizations, Jesus has expertise in fund development, contract, and grants administration, program development and implementation, business operations, and human resources management. He is passionate about change management, coaching and training, cross-functional team leadership, and non-profit board development.

Jesus studied Social Welfare at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Throughout his tenure, he has contributed to the success of many organizations, both as staff and volunteer, including The Colorado AIDS Project, the Governor’s AIDS Council, Denver Children’s Hospital, The Legal Center for People with Disabilities, and WILDCOAST. He currently serves as the President of the Board for Ability Central/California Community Access Foundation.

Born in Cardenas, Cuba, Jesus celebrates his culture and language (he is fluent in Spanish and French) along with his family and friends from around the world. Raised in Andover, Massachusetts, he now lives in California with his spouse of twenty-five years. He loves traveling to places where he can spend time walking on a beach or on a trail in the mountains.