Kim Moore Bailey

President & Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years of experience in strategic planning and community engagement, Kim Moore Bailey (she/her) provides the leadership and vision that drives Justice Outside’s work shifting resources to, building power with, and centering the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. 

As Chief Executive Officer, Kim guides the overall strategic direction for the organization and supports the leadership team as they manage the organization’s grantmaking portfolio, training and capacity-building programs, and ongoing advocacy work.

Kim is a frequent speaker and thought leader on topics related to racial equity and inclusion in the outdoor and environmental fields. As a facilitator and trainer, she has supported many individuals and organizations in prioritizing equitable access to nature and designing outdoor spaces and programming that supports this goal.

Before joining Justice Outside, Kim was a Vice President with Outward Bound where she supported their city-based programs. Prior to that, she was the Mayoral appointee as the Manager for Denver Parks and Recreation.

Kim received her Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and her Master’s Degree from New York University in Counselor Education. She also participated in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in the State and Local Government program, and pursued additional educational opportunities at the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Children & Nature Network, the North American Association for Environmental Education, and the Blue Sky Funders Forum. She also Co-Chairs the Bay Area’s Environmental Education Funders Collaborative and serves on the Environmental Literacy Steering Committee for the state of California.

Away from work, Kim enjoys spending time with her loved ones, yoga and being outdoors.

To contact Kim, call (510) 839-0731 or send her an email at