Meet the team behind Kalda

We are a mixture of clinicians, designers, technologists from the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.

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Our therapist team

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Uz Afzal

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Uz is a highly dedicated mindfulness practitioner and teacher experienced in introducing mindfulness to a wide range of audiences including: schools, workplaces, charities, government, arts organisations. She is a published author on the subject of mindfulness with a book selling well in the UK, US and translated into several languages.

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Zrinka Ivkovic

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Zrinka has worked for over 16 years, helping clients through challenges in their lives. Relationship difficulties, life transitions, existential questions, mood disorders and responses to traumatic events are just a few of the issues she’s helped people work through. Though trained psychodynamically, she also incorporates a mindfulness approach into much of the work she does.

Our product team

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Charlotte Fountaine

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Charlotte developed Public Health England’s digital health evaluation service. She also developed services for Mind, the mental health charity and the NHS. In her spare time she is a crisis volunteer for Shout, providing support to people in mental health crisis.

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Daniel Botcherby

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Daniel is Kalda’s Chief Executive Officer. Daniel was head of product at MyCognition, a cognitive medical device company, where he developed video games to measure, treat, and prevent mental health issues.

Our advisory team

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Anick Soni

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Anick Soni is an intersex activist, creative consultant, presenter and researcher who focuses on the rights of children, human rights and mental health. He is a co-founding trustee of the charity iCONUK (Interconnected UK), which provides guidance and support for intersex people, those born with variations of sex characteristics/DSD and their loved ones.

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Christian Tooley

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Christian is a queer entrepreneur, innovation & strategy consultant. His work founding i³ investing that helps LGBTQ+ founders and conscious investors connect. His work includes driving awareness for BAME and mental health communities, to support policy submissions on progressive LGBTQ+ legislation.

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Mathijs Lucassen

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Mathijs is a senior lecturer at The Open University and an honorary academic in psychological medicine at the University of Auckland. His research includes work designed to enhance the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ young people, including the computerised CBT video game SPARX and the PRIDE Project.

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Ora Rammala

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Ora is a zealous advocate of anti racism and LGBTQIA+ rights, and works as a diversity and inclusion consultant. Ora’s work in the world of agency recruitment highlighted the need for the way industries include women of colour. Her work includes organising and hosting events to empower different WOC groups on how the industry can work for them.