Gabriel Pimentel serves as the Executive Director of the Southern California Indian Center. He is committed to the advancement of American Indian Families.
Mr. Pimentel comes to the Southern California Indian Center from Washington DC, where he served as a Legislative Associate for the National Congress of American Indians, representing American Indians regarding healthcare issues. He has worked with tribal and urban communities on Medicaid expansion, behavioral health policies, prevention programs (including substance abuse) and wellness initiatives.
Mr. Pimentel’s undergraduate work includes health and exercise promotion from La Sierra University and Native American studies and history from the University of California at Riverside. Gabriel’s graduate work includes American Indian studies and public health from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently studying business administration at the University of Arizona. He and his wife have been married for 20 years and have two children together.