share our strength board of directors and leadership news release


RELEASE: Share Our Strength Appoints New Members to its Board of Directors and Leadership Council

CEO: “These leaders bring decades of experience and are joining us at a crucial time as we expand beyond our No Kid Hungry campaign to address the root causes of hunger and poverty.”

Contact: Laura Washburn, or 202-649-4335

September 21, Washington, D.C. – Share Our Strength announced today the appointment of four new members to its board of directors and four new members to its No Kid Hungry Leadership Council. The national nonprofit organization is focused on ending childhood hunger in the United States through its award-winning No Kid Hungry campaign and addressing the root causes of hunger to create more financial security for families.

“These leaders bring decades of experience and are joining us at a crucial time as we expand beyond our No Kid Hungry campaign to address the root causes of hunger and poverty,” said Share Our Strength CEO Anne Filipic.

Newly appointed to the board of directors are:

  • Winnie Lerner, Chief Executive Officer of FGS Global for North America
  • Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Regina Montoya, CEO and Chair, Regina T. Montoya, PLLC and Executive Director, Tricolor Foundation
  • Steve Narang, MD, MHCM, President, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and President, Inova Pediatric Service Line

“Each of our new directors brings invaluable and unique perspectives to our work,” said Filipic. “Winnie as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies who builds big movements and communicates complex ideas, Michael as a passionate advocate for equity who is fiercely devoted to serving the nation’s most underserved populations, Regina as a pioneering attorney whose career has been dedicated to the advancement of the Hispanic community, and Steve as a pediatrician with first-hand understanding of the impact of hunger and poverty on health.”

Share Our Strength’s board of directors is a group of leaders from many fields who are responsible for helping set the direction of the organization and making sure the organization is fulfilling its mission. Board members meet regularly; raise funds and awareness; and contribute their many and varied strengths making Share Our Strength’s vision a reality.

The organization also appointed four new members to its No Kid Hungry Leadership Council, which provides strategic guidance and helps broaden its reach with corporations, foundations, individual donors, media, and policy makers to raise funds, build awareness, and advance programmatic work. Composed of passionate leaders from the corporate, philanthropic, media, culinary and policy sectors, the Leadership Council reflects the diversity of the No Kid Hungry movement.

Newly appointed to the No Kid Hungry Leadership Council are:

  • Amanda Cohen, James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Dirt Candy
  • Craig Rice, Vice President of Community Engagement, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington
  • Abraham Shulman, Managing Director at Capstone Investment Advisors
  • Matt Smith, Senior Director, PepsiCo Foundation

“Share Our Strength was built on the premise that everyone has a strength to share in the fight against hunger and poverty,” said acting Chief Revenue and Growth Officer Elliott Gaskins. “Our new Leadership Council members truly embody that spirit. They have each already made an impact on so many people’s lives. Now, as members of the council, we’re excited to see how they propel our mission forward.”

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