Milton Bowerman, Board Member

Long-time member Milt joined the Board in 1994. He is a working musician and a retired music teacher. Along with Ed Keller, he developed and managed the youth music competitions in Hayward for many years. He was instrumental in developing the Hayward Honor Band. As a response to the dwindling focus on music in the school district, Milt helped get a grant and rallied music teachers to develop the first Hayward Band and Orchestra Festival, which has been part of the Alameda County Art IS Education program. He is teacher and camp director of the Hayward La Honda Music Camp, directs a community swing band for Castro Valley Adult School, and is Board Member for YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, which promotes music, art and camping for youth.

 Winda Shimizu, Executive Director

Winda Shimizu was promoted to the role of Executive Director in 2017. She is bilingual and bicultural in Spanish and English. She has a Master's degree in Public Relations and Public Affairs. She is the former President of A.R.T., Inc. (Artists Relaxing Together), a non-profit art organization based at the Adobe Art Gallery in Castro Valley. She is a Board Member of the Castro Valley Educational Foundation, Chair of the Creative Writing Workshop for middle and high school students at the Castro Valley Library, and the Poetry & Arts Show, which showcases illustrated poetry by middle and high school students in the Castro Valley Unified School District. Winda is a contributing writer of the arts review column "Art Around Town" in the Castro Valley Forum. Winda's photography has been shown at the Foothill Gallery, Adobe Art Gallery, Hayward Senior Center and the John O'Lague Galleria in Hayward City Hall.