Victor Quintana

Victor Quintana retired in 2014 as a senior program officer and assistant director at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. For more than 17 years at the Veatch Program, he championed strategic grantmaking to build progressive movements for social, political and economic change in the United States. His knowledge of the critical history and role of the labor movement, informed Veatch Program’s grantmaking for over a decade. Mr. Quintana has held leadership positions on the boards of Neighborhood Funders Group, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Progressive Technology Project, and the Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships. Prior to joining the staff of the Veatch Program, Mr. Quintana was the executive director of a youth and adult entrepreneurship program for inner-city residents offered by The Columbia University Business School. He also served as the founding director of a healthcare program for HIV-positive individuals or people-with-AIDS who were changing residency from Puerto Rico to New York City. Mr. Quintana served on the mayoral administration of David Dinkins, as the first director of constituency affairs in the mayor’s office and later as chief of staff at the Department of Environmental Protection. During the 1984-1985 academic years, he was a Revson Program Fellow at Columbia University.