Danielle Castro, MA, MFT

Project Director

Ms. Castro is a heartfelt and passionate transgender community advocate who seeks to create positive change through her work. Her work co-founding multiple trans serving organizations and coalitions including Trans Advocates for Justice and Accountability (TAJA's) Coalition inspires others to promote a society devoid of transphobia. She is currently Project Director of Community Based Research for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and an international capacity building assistance provider for various organizations delivering HIV prevention and care as well as behavioral health services. Her academic writing is published in the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, and most recently, Danielle was awarded the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies International Women's Day Award for all of her work to advance health care for trans people throughout the country and abroad. She is also co-chair for a trans health empowerment work-group of the SF Human Rights Commission's LGBT Action Committee, and also for the UCSF National Transgender Health Summit mental health track.