Executive Leadership

Bill Shore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Share Our Strength

Bill Shore is the founder and chief executive officer of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Shore founded Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister Debbie and a $2,000 cash advance on a credit card. Since then, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $376 million in the fight against hunger, and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health and education, sports and entertainment.

Shore is also the chairman of Community Wealth Partners, a Share Our Strength organization that helps change agents solve social problems at the magnitude they exist.

From 1978 through 1987, Shore served on the senatorial and presidential campaign staffs of former U.S. Senator Gary Hart (D-Colorado). From 1988 to 1991, Shore served as chief of staff for former U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey (D-Nebraska).

Shore is the author of four books focused on social change, including “Revolution of the Heart” (Riverhead Press, 1995), “The Cathedral Within” (Random House, 1999), “The Light of Conscience” (Random House, 2004) and most recently, “The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men” (PublicAffairs, 2010).

A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Shore earned his B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Shore served as a director of The Timberland Company from 2001 through 2011. He was also named one of America’s Best Leaders (October 2005) by US News & World Report.

Shore has been an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and an advisor for the Reynolds Foundation Fellowship program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Debbie Shore

Co-Founder, Share Our Strength

Together with her brother, Bill Shore (now chief executive officer), Debbie Shore founded Share Our Strength in 1984, and continues to oversee the organization’s long-term planning and strategy. Started with a $2,000 cash advance on a credit card, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $447 million in the fight against hunger, and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health and education, sports and entertainment.

As a member of the executive team, Shore is a key decision-maker on a wide range of management issues, including finances, hiring and staff development, communications, long-term sustainability and the measurement of Share Our Strength’s success and impact.

Shore supervises the culinary events department, which coordinates more than 75 seated dinners and tasting events annually, including nearly 40 Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® events, the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no child in America grows up hungry. Now in its 25th year, the annual event has raised more than $80 million and has built a nationwide network of volunteers. In 2008, Shore launched Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, and continues to work closely with that program. Funds raised through these and other programs support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to make sure every child in the U.S. gets the nutritious food they need, every day.

Since 2014, Debbie has led Share Our Strength’s new focus on revenue innovation, providing vision and overseeing efforts to create, test and launch new revenue-generating platforms and activities for the organizations.

Prior to starting Share Our Strength, Shore was a political organizer and fundraiser for former U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s (D-Colorado) presidential campaign.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Shore earned her B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Ohio University. She has lived, studied and traveled extensively in Mexico, and has one daughter, Sofia.

Tom Nelson

President, Share Our Strength

Thomas C. Nelson serves as the president of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Nelson oversees the day-to-day management of the organization, including working with the organization’s executive and senior teams to develop and implement its plan for strategic growth, particularly around Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Prior to joining Share Our Strength in 2011, Nelson was chief operating officer for AARP, where he led the build-out of its state strategy in all 53 states and territories. He also led the reinvention of the AARP Foundation, which today serves those at risk of falling through our nation’s safety net as they struggle to meet their most basic needs.

Nelson has a long history of service to civic organizations including the National Hispanic Council on Aging where he currently serves as Chair of the Board and serving on the Board of ProInspire which is building the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Nelson also serves as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, teaching in the MBA program about nonprofit leadership and management. He also serves on the Board of Counselors for the Davis Gerontology School at the University of Southern California, and is a board member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Nelson is also a board member of Community Wealth Partners, a Share Our Strength organization that helps change agents solve social problems at the magnitude they exist.

Nelson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and an M.A. from Columbia University.

John Green

Chief Financial Officer, Share Our Strength

John Green is the chief financial officer for Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign. Green is also a member of the organization’s executive team. He brings extensive leadership experience working with international organizations in high growth, complex environments and turnaround situations. Since Green joined Share Our Strength, he has focused on building strong finance and human resource teams to support the entire organization as No Kid Hungry scales up. These actions have helped enhance decision support, talent development, financial planning and overall organizational effectiveness.

Green has managed global operations in both mature markets and developing countries, and has strong operations, finance and human resources experience building high-performance teams. He has held leadership positions for two world-class Fortune 100 corporations known for their global operations and strong general management and finance talent (PepsiCo and Marriott International), and has also spent time in the venture capital-backed entrepreneurial world taking companies public.

Green earned a M.Sc. in economics at The London School of Economics, holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University, and serves on a number of boards in the education sector, including the Chair, Board of Trustees at Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., the Board of Trustees of College Summit – National Capitol Region, and the Finance Committee of Teach for America. He also mentors recent college graduates of Tufts University.

Green lives in the District of Columbia with his wife and three children.

Chuck Scofield

Chief Development Officer, Share Our Strength

Chuck Scofield is the Chief Development Officer of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Scofield oversees Share Our Strength’s corporate partnerships and cause marketing programs, as well as donor and foundation development. He provides leadership to the corporate partnerships team and guided the launch of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, a consumer cause marketing campaign uniting some of America’s leading companies with other nonprofit partners in the fight to end childhood hunger. Among the more than 40 national companies supporting the No Kid Hungry campaign are American Express, Arby’s, Food Network, jcpenney, Walmart, and Williams-Sonoma.

Since 2003, Scofield has also led Share Our Strength’s Development team, dedicated to raising funds from individuals and foundations. Under his leadership, the team has more than tripled Share Our Strength’s fundraising revenue since 2008 when the organization launched its No Kid Hungry campaign, and continues to introduce new ways for individuals to get involved in the campaign, most recently through personal fundraising activities.

Scofield began his career with Share Our Strength in 1996 as its Executive Assistant, and has served as the organization’s Development Manager and Director. A native of Houston, Texas, Scofield graduated with honors from Davidson College with a B.A. in psychology. He is a board member of The Opportunity Fund, and Students for International Medical Action, and lives with his family of four in Maryland.

Josh Wachs

Chief Strategy Officer, Share Our Strength

Josh Wachs is the Chief Strategy Officer for Share Our Strength, a national non¬profit that is ending childhood hunger in America. Wachs is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term strategy for both the nutrition “access” and nutrition “education” components of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, the organization’s national effort to end childhood hunger in America. He is responsible for defining and managing the organization’s role and relationships at the federal, state, and local levels, building the organization’s fundraising capacity, increasing its profile among key influencers, measuring organizational impact, and fostering inter-departmental collaboration around Share Our Strength’s organizational goals.

Since early 2009, Wachs has launched Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaigns to end childhood hunger in more than one dozen additional states and cities, bringing the total number of state- and city-based campaigns to seventeen. These campaigns create public-private partnerships that bring together leaders from state and local government, corporations, private foundations, and local nonprofits to break down barriers that low-income children face in accessing the nutrition they need to live, grow, and thrive. Wachs has built relationships with a variety of organiza¬tions and political leaders nationwide, and led Share Our Strength’s strategic and structural transformation that has resulted in the organization adopting a keen, metrics-driven focus on enabling access to nutrition for low-income kids and families across the country.

Wachs is a veteran community organizer and strategist, and has held positions in the private, academic, and political sectors. He has served as the NBA’s Vice President of Community Relations, as Associate Dean for The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, as the Chief Operating Officer of the Democratic National Committee, and also as campaign manager of several state, House, and Senate campaigns. Wachs has also held key roles on three presidential campaigns and worked on two Democratic National Committee Conventions.

A native and proud New Yorker, Wachs graduated from Oberlin College and lives in the District of Columbia with his wife Molly and three children.

Lindsey Spindle

Chief Communications and Brand Officer

Lindsey Spindle is the Chief Communications and Brand Officer of Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit focused on ending childhood hunger in America through its groundbreaking No Kid Hungry campaign. Spindle is the first person to serve in this role at Share Our Strength, and oversees a multi-disciplinary team of 20, comprising brand, media and public relations, storytelling, design, advertising and marketing, social media, digital community building; she is also responsible for executive and internal communications.

Before joining Share our Strength, Spindle spent nearly 20 years in healthcare communications working for some of the nation's most respected organizations. These include Porter Novelli, Georgetown University Medical Center, Brookings, and the National Quality Forum. She has shaped major healthcare campaigns that have helped curb youth smoking in Florida by 30% in one year, recruited new patients into cutting edge clinical trials, and in 2006, launched the largest change in Medicare in 40 years by adding a prescription drug benefit. Spindle has also led organizational rebranding and membership strategic planning efforts.

Spindle was a pioneer at an early age: She was among the first class of girls to attend the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and played lacrosse into college before graduating from the University of Michigan. She's a fourth generation native Washingtonian, the proud wife of David and mom of Piper and Archer, a rabid hockey fan (go Caps!), and half- marathoner.

Board of Directors

All year long, Share Our Strength's board of directors contribute their considerable strengths to help make sure that no kid in America grows up hungry.

Sid Abrams

Deloitte Consulting LLP

James L. Bareuther

First Beverage Group

Jim Berrien

Bentley Farrell Ahl & Berrien

Neil Braun

Dean of the Lubin School of Business
Pace University

Joni Doolin

CEO & Founder
People Report

Wally Doolin

Founder & Managing Principal

Michael Gordon

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Bob Greenstein

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Roz Mallet

PhaseNext Hospitality

Mike McCurry

Public Strategies Washington, Inc.

Danny Meyer

Union Square Hospitality Group

Mary Sue Milliken

Co-Chef & Owner
Border Grill

Donna S. Morea

Chairman & CEO
Adesso Group, LLC

Mark Rodriguez

Chief Executive Officer
Hickory Farms

Scott Schoen

Chief Executive Officer
Baylon Capital Partners, L.P.

Bill Shore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Share Our Strength

Ken Pelletier

and Entrepreneur

No Kid Hungry Leadership Council

The No Kid Hungry Leadership Council is an advisory board to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. The Leadership Council provides strategic guidance and helps us broaden our reach with corporations, foundations, individual donors, media, and policy makers to raise funds, build awareness, and advance our 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. The Leadership Council meets via conference calls and an in-person meeting once a year.


Jeff Swartz

former President & CEO, Timberland

Honorary Member

Jeff Bridges

National Spokesperson, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign and Founder, End Hunger Network


Karen Ansara

Ansara Family Fund

Kate Atwood

Executive Director, Arby’s Foundation

Jim Bareuther

Former Chairman, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Kathy Behrens

Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs, NBA

Ray Blanchette

CEO, Joe’s Crab Shack

Sean Crane

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Fresh Market

Chef John Currence

City Grocery Restaurant Group

Tom Freedman

President, Freedman Consulting

Sally Ganem

First Lady of Nebraska

Daryl Gormley

Group VP, Grande Cheese

Jack Griffin

Founder and President of Empirical Strategic Advisors

Brooke Johnson

President, Food Network

Michael Kempner

President and Chief Executive Officer of MWW Group

David Kirchhoff

former President & CEO, Weight Watchers

Sandra Lee

New York Times bestselling author, Editor-in-Chief, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Food Network Star

Winnie Lerner

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Ralph Lauren

Genevieve Lynch

Kenbe Foundation and Mulberry & Vine

Mike McCurry

Partner, Public Strategies Washington

Mike Medavoy

Chairman, Phoenix Pictures

Danny Meyer

CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

Mary Sue Milliken

Co-Chef & Owner, Border Grill

Rebecca Minkoff

Designer, Rebecca Minkoff

Marc Murphy

Chef + Owner, Benchmarc Restaurants and Benchmarc Events

Su-Lin Nichols

Director, Brunswick Group

Ruth Riley

Professional Basketball Player

Sally Robling

former President, Birds Eye

Mark Rodriguez

CEO, Hickory Farms

Richard Russo


Scott Schoen

Vice Chairman Emeritus, Thomas H. Lee Partners

Doug Shaw

M. S. Walker, Inc

Rob Shepardson

Founding Partner, SS&K

Jay Snyder

Principal, HBJ Investments LLC

Robert Stern

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sodexo Inc. and President, Sodexo Foundation

Andy Walter

Co-founder, Steamboat Foundation

Trenor Williams, MD

CEO and Co-founder, Clinovations

Miki Woodard

President JCP Cares, VP of Philanthropy JCP

Nancy Zirkin

Executive Vice President, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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