Gina Palencar

Director of Leadership and Staff Development

Gina (she/her) joined LAANE in 2009 and served as communications director until 2017. She then led LAANE’s RePower LA campaign. She is now a certified professional coach and serves as director of LAANE’s leadership and staff development.

Gina came to LAANE with nearly 20 years of experience doing communications, advocacy, research/writing, development, and management for political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, and labor unions. During that time, she helped to lead over a dozen successful statewide ballot initiatives across the country for drug policy and criminal justice reform.