Meet the NCRP team


Russell Roybal

Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer

Russell Roybal has nearly three decades of experience as an activist, organizer and resource mobilizer.  A seasoned executive leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, they previously served as Chief Advancement Officer of San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Director of Training & Capacity Building at the Gill Foundation.

They have served on the boards of directors of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the National LGBTQ Task Force, the International Imperial Court System, and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. Russell currently sits on the boards of directors of OutRight International, Springboard Health Lab, and chairs the Rockwood Leadership Institute. In addition, they were appointed to and elected as Chair of the California Commission on the State of Hate.

Russell was honored by the California LGBT Legislative Caucus as a Pride Honoree in 2017 and was named Grand Marshal of the San Diego LGBT Pride celebration the same year. They are also a recipient of the Harvey Milk Social Justice Award and the Jose Julio Sarría Civil Rights Award. Russell was the inaugural recipient of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Equality Award.

As a Latinx, male-bodied, non-binary queer leader, their activism is rooted in a tradition of public service and the pursuit of social justice. When not working you can find Russell underwater scuba diving or living their life on the dance floor.

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