Luminus names new Chief Executive Officer

Luminus is welcoming a new Chief Executive Officer. Gabriel Maximilian Moreno has been a fearless advocate for immigrants for nearly a decade, dedicating his efforts to helping unaccompanied children and separated families. Known for his leadership and commitment to improving the community, Gabriel has been at the forefront of the fight for justice and equality, championing the rights and welfare of the immigrant population and many other groups in Maryland and beyond.

Throughout his career, Gabriel’s commitment to the cause has remained steadfast. His invaluable contributions and tireless efforts in providing legal support, guidance, and advocacy have garnered widespread recognition and respect, both within and beyond the immigration field.

Drawing on his extensive legal background, Gabriel possesses a deep understanding of the unique needs and struggles faced by the vulnerable population served by Luminus. His compassionate and empathetic approach has enabled him to navigate complex legal landscapes, effecting meaningful change for countless individuals and families.

“I am thrilled to be joining Luminus. My goal is to bring a wealth of knowledge to the role and transformative advancements in the lives of those served by Luminus,” Gabriel said.

As CEO of Luminus, Gabriel spearheads the organization’s strategic initiatives, leading various programs that provide comprehensive support, resources, and advocacy for new immigrants and those on the pathway to becoming U.S. citizens.

“We are delighted to have Gabriel as our new Chief Executive Officer. His unparalleled experience, unwavering dedication, and commitment to the communities we serve make Gabriel the right leader for Luminus. We are confident that his wealth of knowledge and strong leadership will advance our mission to provide invaluable support to immigrants on their journey to success.,” said Danielle Duran Baron, Board President of Luminus.

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas to immigrant parents from Mexico, Gabriel first attended Texas A&M University—where he became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He then attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, before moving to the Massachusetts School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor.

Outside of Luminus, Gabriel is an active member of the community serving on La Alianza Latina Commission of Howard County—advocating for Hispanic/Latino populations, and a board member of HopeWorks— supporting and advocating for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, and actively engaging the community in fostering transformative change for violence prevention and other related initiatives.

Gabriel resides in Howard County, Maryland with his wife, Jessica, and their children, Maximilian and Magdalena.