Board of Directors
Jacqueline Woodson is a writer whose accolades include a MacArthur “Genius” Award, the National Book Award, The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, The Hans Christian Andersen Medal and NAACP Award among many others. She was inspired to create Baldwin For The Arts after spending time at Macdowell, Hedgebrook, and The Fine Arts Workcenter and witnessing the impact of these residencies.
Catherine Gund, Founder-Director of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her media work focuses on strategic and sustainable social transformation, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, and the environment.
Gund currently serves on several other boards including Art For Justice, Art Matters, and The George Gund Foundation.
Katy Nishimoto is a Senior Editor at The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House. Before joining Dial as their first-ever editor to focus specifically on lgbtq+ writers, she spent ten years at the global talent agency William Morris Endeavor in their Literary Division. Katy lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their tiny dog.
Merele Williams Adkins
Baldwin's Honorary Board Members
- Jason Reynolds
- Kwame Alexander
- Carrie Mae Weems
- Julie Lythcott-Haims
- Marlon James
- Ocean Vuong