After 7 wonderful years with the Medical Clown Project, reaching out to nearly a dozen healthcare facilities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and bringing therapeutic medical clowning to thousands of patients, our founders, Sherry Sherman and Jeff Raz, have transitioned out of their roles as Executive Director and Artistic Director.
Jeff will continue to be a pillar to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and Sherry will fulfill a very essential role in an Advisory capacity. He has also just written a book – “The Secret Life of Clowns” – a ‘backstage tour’ of Cirque du Soleil and the Clown Conservatory that will be launched nationally at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2017.
We tip our hats to them for their vision and commitment to bringing therapeutic medical clowning to the San Francisco Bay area and for their contribution to medical clowning worldwide.
Thank you Jeff and Sherry!
Which brings us to the question of “Who will be at the helm for this amazing organization?”
We are very excited to introduce to you our new Director, Calvin Kai Ku!
As a veteran Medical Clown since our beginnings in 2010, Calvin Kai Ku will bring a plethora of experience and a vast network of other national and international healthcare clowning organizations that he has already begun to connect with in his new leadership role. The breadth and depth of Calvin’s knowledge of the theory and practice of therapeutic medical clowning makes him an ideal person to continue and broaden the work of the Medical Clown Project.