The Hope and Heal Team
Brian Malte, Executive Director
Brian Malte is a 23-year veteran of the gun violence prevention movement. He started as a volunteer in 1994 for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco.
He went on to become a successful community organizer in California for the Brady Center galvanizing support to help pass many of California’s strong and effective gun laws and building local capacity. In 2001, Brian went to work nationally out of Brady’s Washington, D.C. office. Brian worked closely with gun violence prevention champions Jim and Sarah Brady and oversaw the successful growth of volunteer Million Mom March Chapters across the country.
Brian served as the National Field Director, Political Director and most recently as the National Policy Director for the Brady Center. Brian has worked with dozens of state legislatures, in the halls of Congress and with the White House to advocate for sensible gun reforms.
Brian’s organizing work has been highlighted by Wellstone Action and he has been a featured speaker at many state and national conferences.
Brian has two sons and is married to Maria his wife of 20 years. They now live in Davis where Brian was an undergraduate at the University of California. Brian also has a graduate degree from the University of San Francisco.