Adele Bauman joined NEFA's Board in September 2023.
With more than 10 years leadership experience focusing on program development and creating positive organizational cultures while simultaneously procuring funding and managing budgets exceeding $50 million, Adele Bauman brings both management experience and her appreciation of the arts in all of its forms to the position of Director of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, which she began in August, 2023. During her years providing support to New Hampshire families in her career at the Department of Health and Human Services, she identified strategic priorities and developed programming that drew on the arts’ ability to transform lives, most notably by creating the Magnify Voices Expressive Arts Contest, which celebrates the creativity of New Hampshire youth and demonstrates the importance of mental health for a child's development.
In addition to her work at NHSCA, Adele has worked as a professional photographer and as a graphic designer. In her spare time, she’s often seeped in New Hampshire’s wide range of outdoor activities with her husband and two children: hiking and camping, attending art shows and outdoor concerts, enjoying the ocean beaches and photographing landscapes.