PARADE is co-founded by Nancy Kleaver and Paddy Johnson. 

Nancy Kleaver is a consultant, a community and public school advocate, a mom, and a lover of Queens. Throughout her 20 year career, Nancy has tackled complex issues around inequity in the arts, culture, and education by designing innovative partnerships with schools, families, community groups, and social service agencies. She loves making cool things happen in her neighborhood. 

Paddy Johnson is writer, curator and organizer with more than twenty years experience in the arts. She is the founding editor of Art F City, an influential contemporary art blog that published from 2005-2017, and the host of Explain Me, a podcast she co-hosts with the artist William Powhida. She is the co-editor of the forth coming book, Impractical Spaces and is used to overseeing far too many art projects.