Malcolm is the founder and for more than four decades was executive director of Heyday Books, an independent nonprofit publisher and cultural institution in Berkeley, California. Through Heyday, he published hundreds of books and oversaw the creation of two magazines, News from Native California (1987) and Bay Nature (2001). His classic book The Ohlone Way remains influential while East Bay Out is one of the best-loved books on California parks.
Tonika Sealy-Thompson is a researcher, educator, and organizer who has worked as an international festival director in Brussels, Cape Verde, and Barbados, as a developer of executive education programs in Singapore, and as coordinator for anti-racism workshops in California. She founded the Fish & Dragon Festival in Barbados and is co-founder of Ground Provisions, an education, community development, and hospitality collective based in Barbados and Singapore.
Kathryn Reasoner has served as executive director at Bay Area arts institutions including the Headlands Center for the Arts and the di Rosa. Her professional activities have included work on international, national and regional arts boards and award panels for the visual and performing arts. She has taught for two decades in the US and Japan, and advises and lectures on alternative support for artists and cultural institutions locally and abroad.
Ralph Benson served as executive director of the Sonoma Land Trust and as general counsel, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Trust for Public Land where he played a leading role in building TPL into one of America’s premier land conservation organizations focusing on land for people. He has served on and chaired the boards of Save the Bay and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
Deena Chalabi is the Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she oversees programs, projects and commissions that emphasize community collaboration, research, and connections between local and global contexts. From 2009 to 2012 she was the founding Head of Strategy at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. She has written for Bidoun, ArtAsiaPacific, and The New Inquiry, among other publications.
Lynn Eve Komaromi
Lynn Eve Komaromi is director of development at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. For more than two decades she has been a leader in the Bay Area arts world, forging meaningful and long-lasting relationships among people who share the vision that the arts are central to our humanity. She is an active recreational and commuting cyclist and bicycling advocate.
Nettie Hoge was chief deputy commissioner for the State of California Department of Insurance. As an attorney, Hoge spent years as an advocate for consumer and health care issues. For eight years she served as executive director of TURN, The Utility Reform Network. She is co-chair of the board of directors of Heyday.
Wendy Hanamura is the Director of Partnerships at the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest digital libraries. Following a distinguished career in journalism at Time, CBS, World Monitor Television, NHK, and PBS, she served as Chief Digital Officer of KCETLink and Vice President and General Manager of Link TV. Hanamura serves on the board of the Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation, supporting innovative programs for at-risk youth. She volunteers her time as a moderator to the Clinton Global Initiative University and as a fundraiser for the Topaz Museum, preserving the story of the Utah concentration camp where her family was incarcerated during WWII.