OUR FOUNDERS and MANAGEMENT TEAM
JESS WALDURA, MD
Jess Waldura, MD, MAS is TASHRA's Medical Director. She is a family physician and clinical researcher at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). She served as Director of the Family HIV Clinic at SFGH from 2002-2009 and currently works as a full-time clinical researcher. Her research focuses on improving primary care practice in the domain of human sexuality and she has a special interest in populations that are marginalized or stigmatized, and in issues which are taboo or difficult to talk about.
RICHARD SPROTT, PhD
Richard Sprott, PhD is TASHRA's Chief Research Scientist. He is a developmental psychologist, researcher, and educator at a number of Bay Area universities, including UC Berkeley, CAL State Hayward and CIIS. His research focuses on the interconnections of social development and language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and the impact of stigma and prejudice on interactions between counselors/therapists and members of stigmatized groups. Richard is also a founding member of CARAS - the Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities.
ANNA RANDALL, MSW, MPH
Anna Randall, MSW, DHS, MPH is TASHRA's Executive Director. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anna has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of health and sexuality and career focus is on the nexus of healthcare and sexual health. She lectures nationally to both professionals and consumers on the special mental health needs of sexual minorities and research focuses on relational power dynamics, self actualization and attachment. Her busy therapy practices in SF and Silicon Valley exemplify the vast interests and personalities of the kink community.
OUR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC TEAM
Audriannah is a 4th year PsyD student at The Wright Institute in Berkeley California. Currently, she serves as a research assistant for TASHRA and provides individual and group therapy at Queer LifeSpace in San Francisco. She has been trained for the passed three years in clinical psychology and worked as a psychological trainee at a drug treatment facility, homeless shelter for women and children and a LGBTQ community clinic. She is dedicated to working with members of the queer, kinky and polyamorous communities and believes that healing from trauma occurs when an individual becomes personally empowered and begins to rewrite their narrative.
Rachel Robbins, PhD
Rachel Robbins, PhD is TASHRA's Clinical Supervisor. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anna has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors of health and sexuality and career focus is on the nexus of healthcare and sexual health. She lectures nationwide.
Crystal (Ham) Mason
Yosenio V. Lewis