Friday, December 5, 2014

Grace Under Fire Award: Zander Keig: Outstanding Social Worker

Zander Keig, an award winning speaker, writer and educator, is employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, as a homeless outreach social worker and is currently volunteering his outreach, organizing and coordinating talents to the following projects & programs: NASW National Committee on LGBT Issues (2013-2016); NASW-CA Diversity Committee (2013-2015); Department of Veterans Affairs Transgender Education Workgroup; and the Transgender Advisory Group for the California LGBT Reducing Disparities Project.

Zander holds a B.A. in speech with a concentration in interpersonal communication (Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1999), a M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution with an emphasis in college student personnel administration (Nova Southeastern University, 2002), a M.T.S. in Theology with a focus on world religions (Pacific School of Religion, 2004), and a M.S.W. in social work with a focus on clinical social work (San Diego State University, 2012).

Zander resides in Berkeley, California with his beautiful wife, Margaret. They will be celebrating their 12th anniversary in 2014!