Darshan Khalsa – Chair
Organizational Growth Director
Forward Together -
Darshan Khalsa has long been passionate about strengthening sustainability in social justice organizations – and especially for the amazing people who work in our movements! She is currently the Organizational Growth Director at Forward Together, leading human resources and operations for a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change.
As a senior nonprofit leader and manager for twelve years, Darshan has dedicated her career to organizations that serve and support racial justice, gender equality, and youth leadership. From 2014-2016, she served first as the General Services Manager and then as Human Resources Manager at Asian Health Services, a community health center in Oakland, CA serving more than 24,000 patients in eleven languages. She has served as the Managing Director at the Center for Media Justice, Deputy Director at the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and Deputy Director at URGE from 2008-2011! Darshan was also on the Board of Directors of the Third Wave Foundation from 2009-2014, serving as Finance Committee chair, Treasurer and Executive Committee member during her tenure.