Leadership Council

The No Kid Hungry 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.

Alan Meltzer

Founder, The Meltzer Group

Andrew Kaplan

Director of Special Projects, Rachel Ray;
Director, Rachel Ray's Yum-o! Organization;
Host/Executive Producer, Beyond the Plate Podcast

Andy Walter

Founder and Managing Member, Granger Management

Annette Brun

Vice President, Cause Marketing & Social Responsibility, Scripps Network

Brian O'Malley

President & CEO, Domino Foods, Inc.

Bryan Voltaggio

Executive Chef and Owner, VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE, & AGGIO

Christa Quarles

CEO, OpenTable

Christopher Fuller

Executive Director, Arby's Foundation SVP, Communications, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.

David Kirchhoff

CEO, Snap Kitchen

Dorothy McAuliffe

First Lady of Virginia

Hope Warschaw

Philanthropist and community leader

J. Michael Cook

Former CEO & Chairman, Deloitte & Touche

Jean Armstrong

Vice President, Brand Marketing, Williams-Sonoma

Jeanne Robinson

Founder, Because It's You Foundation

Jeff Bridges

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

Jud Linville

CEO, Citi Cards

Kathleen Teipner Sandoval

Executive Director, Nevada Center for Children and Youth

Kathy Behrens

President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs, NBA

Leigh Abramson

Managing Director, Metalmark

Marc Murphy

Chef & Owner Benchmarc Restaurants and Benchmarc Events, Author and Judge on Food Network's Chopped

Mary Sue Milliken

Chef and Owner, Border Grill

Mike McCurry

Professor and Director, Center for Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary

Nancy Zirkin

Chair, No Kid Hungry Leadership Council
Senior Advisor, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

PJ Brice

Founder, Cheeky

Ray Blanchette

CEO, Au Bon Pain

Richard Russo


Rob Shepardson

Founding Partner, SS&K

Ruth Riley

General Manager, San Antonio Stars

Sally Robling

Robling Advisors

Sandra Lee

Life and Style Expert, Television Star

Sara Williams

Event Strategist, Granger Management

Shondra Jenkins

Executive Director, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Stephanie Dodson

Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Su-Lin Nichols

Principal, Lafayette Strategies

Tara Nicholson Olson

Former Executive Director, Steamboat Foundation and Former Managing Director, Lintas:London, Interpublic Group

Trenor Williams, MD

Founder & CEO, Socially Determined