Project HEALTH Program Manager
415.865.0175 ext. 305
Anand Kalra brings a lifelong passion for holistic healing and growth to Project HEALTH. As Program Manager, Anand coordinates all aspects of the clinical training assistance program, clinical rotations, and TransLine, Project HEALTH’s online consultation service for medical professionals. In addition, he’s an active member of the policy advocacy team, working with health councils and providing trainings all over California and beyond.
Anand’s early experiences at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality inspired him to pursue a Master’s degree in Information Science. As a student librarian, Anand combined his social justice background with a rigorous study of community information use and information literacy in an effort to discover new ways to improve quality of life for LGBTQ people. This work culminated in a conference paper entitled “Audre Lorde was a Librarian: Using Information Literacy to Heal Internalized Oppression.”
Anand has spread the gospel through dozens of workshops, panels, and training sessions. His work around internalized oppression has earned him invitations to speak at conferences nationwide, including the South Asian Awareness Network, the Transgender Leadership Summit, Creating Change, and Doing Queer Studies Now.
Anand lives in Oakland with his cats, Sparrow and Finch.