William Gorth, Chair
Retired, Previously President of National Evaluation Systems

Dr. Claudette S. McLinn, Vice Chair
Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Secretary
VP, Executive Editor, Scholastic

Lynn Waggoner, Treasurer
VP, Content and Curriculum, Disney Publishing Worldwide


Bryan Collier
Author and artist

Emily Laird Dresser
Co-chair, Xeric Foundation

Grace Lin
Author and artist

Leonard S. Marcus
Children’s Literature Historian, Author, Critic

Ramsey Naito
President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation

Hun Ohm, Esq.
Partner, Fierst Bloomberg Ohm LLP

Waleska Santiago-Centeno
Librarian, Crocker Farm 

Nancy Sokolove
Art Consultant, Advisor, The Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation

Traci N. Todd
Author and editor

Teresa Toro
Philanthropist, The Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation

Gabe M. Wolosky, CPA & LLM
Partner, Praeger Metis

Trustee Emeriti Committee

Jen Loja
President, Penguin Young Readers

Suzanne Murphy
Publishing consultant

Honorary Trustees

Joanna Carey

Jane Goodall

Takeshi Matsumoto

In Memoriam

Barbara Carle, Chair Emerita

Vivian Gussin Paley

Jerry Pinkney

Fred Rogers

Maurice Sendak