Board of Directors

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

Vice-Chair:  MARIE TERNES BOSTER,  Director of Communications, Pace University

AARON BERNTHAL, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

GARY DAVIS, Founder and CEO, ES Foods

JULIA DUNCAN, Consultant, Accenture Federal Services

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

ROBYN NEFF,  Goldman Sachs

DANIEL B. RIPPS,  Gabai Strategic Advisors 

Hunger Free America's Associates Council

Mission: The Associates Council will help Hunger Free AmericaTM 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.

Interested in Joining?

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.

Contact Nicole Aber for more information at or 646-627-7741 for more information.