OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to educate, organize, and provide resources to underserved communities in order to achieve our vision of regional mobility, equity, and environmental justice.
Healthy Active Streets is an anti-racist community based organization. HAS defines being an anti-racist org as fostering an environment where all people, regardless of race or color of their skin, know that they are valued and feel comfortable expressing themselves. We acknowledge that systemic racism and interpersonal racism impacts health outcomes of people of color. As an anti-racist org we will strive to identify, discuss, dismantle, and challenge issues of race in our work with safe environments for people to learn and grow.
DANNY GAMBOA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Danny is the executive director of Healthy Active Streets. He has been with the organization for over 10 years and has helped to grow it from a small grassroots organization to a recognized leader in the bicycle advocacy movement.
Danny is a passionate advocate for bicycling and believes that it is a healthy, sustainable, and equitable form of transportation. He is committed to making bicycling more accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or income.
Under Danny's leadership, Healthy Active Streets has worked to improve bicycling infrastructure, advocate for bike-friendly policies, and promote bicycling education and outreach. The organization has also worked to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling and to challenge the negative stereotypes that often surround bicycling.
Danny is a frequent speaker at bicycle advocacy events and has been featured in a number of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The OC Register, Outside and Bicycling Magazine. He is also an League Certified Instructor and member of the League of American Bicyclists.
Danny is a dedicated and tireless advocate for active transportation. He is a role model for young people and an inspiration to everyone who is working to make bicycling a more viable option for transportation.
Diego Mayen, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Diego Mayen, He/they is a community organizer. Diego grew up in west Long Beach and now lives in Carson. Diego joined various non-spaces growing up learning the importance of environmental racism and the realities of the communities he grew up in and communities like his not only locally in the LA area but also globally. Diego hopes to continue advocating for his community and organizing to build community power
DAICHI GANT-RUIZ, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Daichi is a skilled communicator and facilitator. They are able to build relationships with people from all walks of life, and they are able to create a sense of common purpose. Daichi is a valuable asset to any community. They are a dedicated and passionate advocate for social change, and Daichi is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of others.
JOSE LOPEZ, INTERN
Jose is a 2023 CSULB Criminal Justice/Sociology Alumni. They are passionate about social justice and are excided to gain experience in the non profit field through their internship with Healthy Active Streets.
Jose is a hard work and is always willing to go the extra mile. They are also a team player and are willing to help out. While a student at Jordan High School, Jose participated in Healthy Active Streets youth program. He is a quick learner and is eager to take on new challenges.