Staff, Board & Diversity

Essex was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan (proper). He spent 8 years in the Bay Area as a community organizer focused on social, economic, and transformative justice while also studying Public Health at City College of San Francisco. Essex is an experienced anti-violence advocate, having previously worked at the two oldest LGBTQ specific anti-violence organizations in the country, as well as previously coordinated the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Essex is currently a steering committee member for the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence based locally in Seattle.