Darshan Khalsa – Chair
Coach and Consultant
Darshan Khalsa is a coach and consultant to individuals and organizations seeking transformation, and she holds professional expertise in executive leadership, organizational development, and crisis management. Drawing on more than 20 years of leadership experience in social justice organizations and her personal roles as partner, daughter, sister, disciple, and friend, she focuses on embodying our values for ourselves and our communities.
Darshan was most recently 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. From 2014 to 2016, she managed operations and human resources at Asian Health Services, a community health center in Oakland, CA. She has also served as the Managing Director at the Center for Media Justice, Deputy Director at Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE), and Deputy Director at the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. She is currently chair of URGE’s Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors of the Third Wave Foundation from 2009 to 2014. Darshan holds a BA from California State University, Sacramento, and a JD from New York University School of Law. Darshan loves thinking and talking about health and healing and enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, and wandering with her feet and her mind.