Paige Peterson
Author and Artist in Residence

Paige Peterson was the Executive Vice President of Huntsman Cancer Foundation from 2008-2019. She is now a consultant to Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Huntsman Cancer Institute, founded by the late Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., is a leader in the study of cancer genetics. Its researchers have discovered more inherited cancer genes than any other cancer center. Its goal is to eradicate cancer worldwide.

Ms. Peterson facilitated the partnership of Huntsman Cancer Institute and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They are now collaborating on cancer research.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Ms. Peterson shares the Council’s commitment to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. As a board member, she participates in the C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, created to advance healthcare diplomacy.

She has written extensively about the Middle East. Her work has appeared in American and Arab media.

Paige brings insight from the literary arts and years of experience as a working author and artist to our work. She worked closely with Christopher Cerf, an award-winning author and television producer. She was a researcher and editor on several of Cerf’s books, including “The Experts Speak” and “Mission Accomplished.” The two were co-directors of a Welcome Books’ imprint, Cerf & Peterson, and co-authored a bestselling book, “Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still,” which Ms. Peterson also illustrated. She also illustrated Jesse Kornbluth’s adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.

Born in Marin County, California, Ms. Peterson is also a painter who is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City. The prestigious Guild Hall Academy of the Arts in East Hampton has honored her with a lifetime membership.

Ms. Peterson lives in New York City, and has long been a prominent member of the Literacy Partners community and an ambassador for reading and creativity.