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JUNE 8th @ GGBC: KAUSHIK ROY, SHANTI PROJECT AND P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Wonderful Support): PETS HELPING PEOPLE WITH HIV, AIDS and CANCER
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Kaushik Roy, Executive Director of SHANTI Project and P.A.W.S (Pets are Wonderful Support)
Shanti and PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) have recently merged! The merged agency's mission statement is to enhance the health, quality of life and well-being of people with terminal, life-threatening or disabling illnesses or conditions. Through a continuum of services, including in-home and onsite patient and care navigation, emotional and practical support and preserving the human-animal bond, we strive to achieve the highest medical and quality of life outcomes for San Francisco's most vulnerable.
Kaushik Roy is the Executive Director of The Shanti Project, which is one of San Francisco's oldest community-based nonprofits supporting people with cancer and HIV/AIDS. He started volunteering at Shanti in 2004, joined Shanti's staff in 2006, and became Executive Director in 2008. In 2014, Kaushik was appointed by Mayor Edwin M. Lee to the City and County of San Francisco’s Aging and Adult Services Commission, and he previously served on San Francisco’s Palliative Care and LGBT Aging Adult Policy Task Forces. Kaushik serves on the Board of Directors for San Francisco’s Interfaith Council and is an Executive Officer of the HIV/AIDS Providers Network. He holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, is a graduate of the Metta Institute's End-of-Life Care Practitioner Program, and he recently completed the LeaderSpring 2-year Fellowship Program for leading change in strengthening underserved communities.
UPCOMING GGBC EVENTS
- Jun 8: Kaushik Roy, Shanti Project "Aging with HIV/AIDS"
- Jun 11: Annual Dick Pohli Bocce Tournament- Marin Bocce Federation
- Jun 15: No Meeting
- Jun 17: OFFSITE Berkeley City Club Interclub Meeting
- Jun 22: OFFSITE SF Boys and Girls Club
- Jun 29: Bay Area Trivia Challenge #6