West Hollywood-based nonprofit named Councilwoman Abbe Land as its new CEO Tuesday.
Land, who previously served as co-CEO of the Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles, will succeed David McFarland.
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Its offices are located on Santa Monica Boulevard in Weho.
"We are excited to have Abbe Land join the Trevor Project," said Ricky Strauss, interim chair of the Board of the Trevor Project in a statement. "Abbe brings an exceptional skill set as an effective organizational leader, a visionary in providing support to under-served populations and as an elected official."
Land served the City of West Hollywood as a council member from 1986 to 1997. She was re-elected to office in 2003 and is currently serving a 4-year term after winning re-election last March.
In her new role, Land as lead executive and chief ambassador will be responsible for managing the organization's $5 million budget. She officially begins in March.
"I am honored to have been chosen as executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project, one of the most crucial and critical organizations of its kind in the world," Land said in a release. "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."