Michelynn Woodard

Michelynn (Miki) Woodard, Los Angeles, CA is director of Good Robot at Bad Robot Productions, and executive director of the Katie McGrath & J. J. Abrams Family Foundation. At Bad Robot, she leads philanthropic campaigns, employee activations, and crosscutting initiatives that foster an inclusive and diverse company culture. Most recently, she has led the design and implementation of programs intended to immerse employees in histories of marginalization and discrimination, in an effort to bring these stories to the forefront of Bad Robot’s equity and inclusion work. As executive director of the Katie McGrath & J. J. Abrams Family Foundation, Miki manages the family’s philanthropic giving, managing broader social change investments in Greater Los Angeles and worldwide.

Previously, Miki was a founding partner with the Artemis Agency, where she worked with high visibility individuals, corporations, and nonprofits to develop and execute creative and sustainable strategies for social impact. Before founding Artemis, ran philanthropy for talk show host Dr. Phil, and his wife Robin McGraw successfully integrating cause into the popular broadcast. Miki also led CSR for JCPenney, and worked with hip-hop recording artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Kanye West creating and launching The Kanye West Foundation with Dr. Donda West. Miki started her work in this field as an executive with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) foundation, working as a philanthropic advisor to prominent celebrity clients.

A graduate of Hampton University, Miki spent her childhood in Wisconsin, England, Puerto Rico, and Atlanta, and as a result is an avid traveler and passionate cultivator of diverse communities and promotor civic engagement. Today, Miki serves on the board of several charitable organizations including Community Coalition, The Papa John’s Foundation, Inc. External Advisory Group and the Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land.