Juan Gomez is Co-Founder and Project Manager of Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA), an emerging California-based multiracial, transdisciplinary think tank. MILPA is dedicated to advancing a policy and systems change agenda for health and racial equity. He also serves as a Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor with the National Compadres Network, a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society.
In 2011 he was an inaugural Health Equity Fellow with The California Endowment. He has played a leadership role in numerous statewide and national efforts to promote strategies for the advancement of boys and men of color and has been recognized for his innovative and culturally sensitive health equity practices. Juan was raised by his grandparents in Watsonville, CA.