Kevin Wanzor is the Head of Operations at OutRight Action International, based in New York. Before joining Outright in November 2017, Kevin Wanzor worked in college access and student advocacy, on a team committed to teaching a shift from passive and impersonal communication to active, personal, agency and fluency-focused ways of expression. As Director of Operations/Chief of Staff, as well as a teacher, Kevin worked to support professionals, teams, jobseekers and students to tell better stories and to be their strongest advocates. Previously, he worked in global health PR, researching and assessing social and epidemiological studies related to HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infectious diseases.
Kevin is as comfortable working in the office as he is performing on stage, where he spent his early career. His passion for working with marginalized populations and advocating for equality and parity is matched only by his passion for music and the performing arts. He has collaborated with several organizations to create an acting and singing program for foster care LGBT teens. He is an award-winning lyricist and playwright, and spent a number of years traveling the country as a performer. He is an alumnus of Syracuse University and the prestigious BMI Writing Program.