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The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Foundation, including deciding the specific projects in which the Foundation will engage, how it will fund them, and how they will coordinate with other projects planned in the future. Aligned with the Foundation’s mission and non-discrimination policy, directors are drawn from the pool of volunteers already engaged on Foundation projects, or from the wider haiku community, whenever skills that help expand the range of our offerings are available.

Jim Kacian is the founder and Chairperson of The Haiku Foundation, owner of Red Moon Press, and author of 20+ books, mainly of haiku.
Thomas Borkowski is the Treasurer of The Haiku Foundation and a past treasurer of The Haiku Society of America. He is a pilot retired from a major airline.
Stella Pierides is Managing Editor of Haikupedia for The Haiku Foundation. Latest book: Of This World (Red Moon Press, 2017). Her collection In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012) received an HSA Merit Book Award.
Terri L. French is former Secretary of The Haiku Foundation, and now serves as member at large. She is past Southeast Regional Coordinator for The Haiku Society of America and former editor of Prune Juice Journal of senryu and kyoka. Some of her awards include a Touchstone Award for Individual Poem, 2011; 2nd Place HSA Haibun Award, 2016; and First Place Wild Plum Haiku Contest, 2016.
Bruce H. Feingold is Chairman of The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Awards program, and Vice President of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. He has been published world-wide and won many awards and contests, and his latest book, arrhythmia, was published by Red Moon Press in 2020.
Julie Bloss Kelsey is the current Secretary of The Haiku Foundation. Her first short-form poetry chapbook, The Call of Wildflowers, was published in 2020 by Title IX Press. You can read more about her work here.


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