WhyHunger Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors






WhyHunger Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

New Members Join from A+E Networks, butterflyone, Facebook, Greenberg Traurig and New York State NAACP

New York (September 26, 2019)WhyHunger— a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world – today welcomed five new members to its 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

Joining the Board are Amy Baker, Executive Vice President, Client Strategy and Insights, A+E Networks; Fred Beteille, Head of Product, Music & Rights, Facebook; Diane Blagman, Senior Director of Governmental Affairs, Greenberg Traurig; Geoffrey Eaton, First Vice President of the NAACP New York State Conference; and Patrick Sullivan, CEO, butterflyone.

In their capacity as Board members, each serves a critical role in the strategic vision and development of WhyHunger and its mission. Drawn to the organization through different pathways, each member is committed to WhyHunger’s programmatic focus of strengthening grassroots-led movements for food justice and food sovereignty worldwide, while working to change the systems, policies and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty.

“It’s an honor to work alongside this cadre of truly accomplished individuals as we shift the narrative on hunger, pave pathways out of poverty, and ensure the basic human right to nutritious food for all,” said Noreen Springstead, executive director, WhyHunger. “Our board embodies the spirit of our mission and collectively brings vast experience and energy to the table. Building off our 45-year track record of success, starting with Bill Ayres and Harry Chapin, these new Board members are poised to help our team reach new heights.”

WhyHunger Board of Directors:

Seth Saltzman – Chair
Senior Vice President, ASCAP

Caren Berlin –Vice Chair
CEO and co-founder, Gold N Fish Marketing Group

Alan C. Handell – Secretary
President, NY Prints LLC

David Miller – Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer (COO), City Winery

Amy Baker
Executive Vice President, Client Strategy and Insights, A+E Networks

Rob Barnett
Founder, Rob Barnett Media

Andrew Bauer
Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Fred Beteille
Head of Product, Music & Rights, Facebook

Diane Blagman
Senior Director of Governmental Affairs, Greenberg Traurig

Jen Chapin
Songwriter/Performer/Global History Teacher at Brooklyn Prospect High School

Tom Chapin
Musician/Songwriter/Performer/President, Sundance Music, Inc

Geoffrey Eaton
First Vice President, NAACP New York State Conference

Joe D’Urso
Songwriter-Performer/Owner, Rockland Bergen Music Festival & C.B.G.B.

Scott Haugenes
SVP, Trifecta Entertainment & Media

Melanie Kraut

Paul C. Kurland
Partner, Hennessey & Bienstock LLP

Ken Lesnik
Head of Business Development, TrueTickets

Loretta Muñoz
Assistant Vice President of Membership & Special Projects, ASCAP

Harvey Nagler
Former CBS News, Vice President, Radio

Patrick Sullivan
CEO, butterflyone

Judy Tint
Entertainment Attorney/Music Business Professor, NYU

Karen Washington
Farmer/Community Organizer/Activist/Co-Owner, Rise&Root Farm

Bob Wolk
Director, Sage Educational Enterprises


WhyHunger’s programmatic activities range from partnerships with community-based leaders, organizations and networks to build a movement for a just and equitable food system, to transforming the charitable response to hunger, to engaging artists and musicians to use their voices to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Learn more at WhyHunger.org.

About WhyHunger
Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. A four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, WhyHunger is working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more at whyhunger.org and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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