As President of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Kristen leads the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, which works with a network of more than 500 nonprofit organizations across Maine to distribute 25 million meals a year. While working for over a decade in the private equity and business consulting fields, Kristen volunteered for several hunger-relief organizations, developing a passion for ending hunger and eventually deciding to make it her full-time occupation. Kristen founded and ran Cooking Matters Maine, a cooking and nutrition education program for low-income families, before taking the role of President at the Food Bank in 2012.
Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her master’s in Business Administration from Boston University, where she studied both entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. Currently, she serves on the Board of the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Board of Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative, the Steering Committee of the Maine Food Strategy, and is a member of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank’s Community Development Advisory Council.