Senior People & Operations Director
Ever Galván (they/themme/elle) seeks to combat neoliberalism in social justice nonprofit organizations, manifest our most inspired visions of liberation, and advocates for the centering of Black, Indigenous, queer & trans, immigrant, femmes, sick and disabled people of color in movement spaces. For over 15 years, Ever has worked with individuals and organizations in a trauma-informed people-first HR capacity to develop and hold space for generative conflict as the key to healing–creating a safe and brave space for multiple conflicting truths to exist within ourselves and our communities.
Ever supports organizations’ ability to intentionally and thoughtfully navigate senior leadership transitions, decentralize power, realign practices with an intersectional lens, and foster organizational cultures of multi-directional learning. Ever cultivates organizations’ ability to coregulate, orient towards interdependence and collective care, and disrupt complacency and comfort within traditional DEIB structures.
Ever has facilitated workshops and consulted for SisterSong, Take Root, The Road Home, Casa de Salud, Eve’s Garden, Just Food, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and more. While organizing with Action in Montgomery with the PICO Network, they trained in the Saul Alinsky model of organizing. Today Ever applies transformative justice models inspired by the work of Ruth Rittenhouse Morris, Mia Mingus, Sara Kershner, Mariame Kaba, Ejeris Dixon, and Adrienne Maree Brown. They apply their studies of emergent and liberatory strategies to all areas of their work.
In their free time, they volunteer for an organization that aims to build power in working-class communities of color in the US. Their interests include guerilla gardening, animal rights, street art, astrology and tarot, & crip and queer theory at the intersections of race and class. They also enjoy community building on land originally stewarded by the Tongva people with their partner and three rescue dogs, Honey, Hazel, and Luna.