Board of Directors

The Board is comprised of highly accomplished, diverse individuals, and is extraordinarily engaged in helping HUNGER FREE AMERICA carry out its mission.

Chair:  HANS TAPARIA,  Co-Founder, Preferred Brands International

Vice-Chair:  MARIE TERNES,  Executive Vice President, DKC

Secretary:  SUDIP MUKHERJEE,  Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

AVINASH KAZA,  CEO, Upswell

JOEL LITVIN,  Former President, National Basketball Association (Retired)

ROBYN NEFF,  Goldman Sachs

DANIEL B. RIPPS,  Gabai Strategic Advisors 


Join Hunger Free America's New Associates Council

The Associates Council will help Hunger Free America to advance our mission by engaging young people in the NYC area and beyond, particularly through organizing social events geared toward young professionals to spread awareness about food insecurity and the domestic anti-hunger movement.

As an Associates Council member you will have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct presentations at your workplace to explain HFA’s work and engage other professionals
  • Volunteer with HFA during our MLK Serve-a-Thon in January
  • Help recruit skilled volunteers to serve with HFA and/or other hunger relief organizations in NYC and across the country
  • Help organize HFA’s annual “Cocktails for a Cause” event. This may include helping to secure a location, organize in-kind donations of food and beverages, in-kind donations for a silent raffle, speakers for the event, designing invitations, sending out mailings, helping with set up, and following up with donors after the event.

Interested? Contact Nicole Aber for more information: naber@hungerfreeamerica.org, 646-627-7741 or join us at our Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, April 10th at 6 pm.