As Interim Vice President of the Western Division, Robert Trestan and his team work daily to fight anti-Semitism and all forms of hate in the San Diego, Orange County/Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Central Pacific (San Francisco), Pacific Northwest (Seattle), Arizona and Nevada regional offices.
Robert joined ADL in 2005 as the Northeast Civil Rights Counsel and was subsequently appointed New England Regional Director in 2014, where he prioritized developing community partnerships and initiatives that advocate for justice, equity, and inclusion. Robert currently sits on the Massachusetts Governor’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
Robert earned a B.A. from Trent University and J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.