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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 $528 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 $528 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 has led the development and launch of several key platforms such as Share Our Strength’s culinary events which include Taste of the Nation® and No Kid Hungry dinners. Now in its 27th year, Taste of the Nation® has raised more than $89 million through hundreds of events in every major market in the country and built a national network of volunteers. In 2008, Shore launched Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, a campaign that engages thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to raise funds to end childhood hunger during Hunger Awareness Month in September. 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, Shore has led Share Our Strength’s revenue innovation lab, providing vision and overseeing efforts to create, test and launch diverse new revenue-generating platforms and activities for the organization such as Chefs Cycle. In 2015, Chefs Cycle will engage 50 chefs and restaurant professionals on two 3-day, 300-mile rides on both the East and West Coasts to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry.

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 currently serving on the Board of Directors 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.

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

Wally Doolin

Chairman & Founder

Michael Gordon

Chief Financial Officer

Bob Greenstein

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Roz Mallet

PhaseNext Hospitality

Mike McCurry

Partner, Public Strategies Washington, Inc. & Distinguished Professor of Public Theology
Wesley Theological Seminary

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

Steve Romaniello

Managing Director, Roark Capital Group
Chairman, Focus Brands

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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