Co-Founder and Director
Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA)
Of the Tap Pilam, Coahuiltecan Nation is a movement comrade, surf brotha and barrio scholar. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA). His work is based on integrating cultural healing into racial justice frameworks that build next generation leadership, and infrastructure. Additionally, he routinely provides strategic consulting to justice reform initiatives, where he co-designs healing-informed capacity building, strategic design and fund development efforts. Juan gained valuable experience by serving as a health equity fellow with The California Endowment working on Boys and Men of Color. Through MILPA Juan continuous to support staff professional development modalities, that serve to end the school to prison pipeline. Mr. Gomez was raised by his grandparents Amelia and Ampelio in Watsonville, CA.