Kristen Miale is the president of Good Shepherd Food Bank, a role she has had the honor to hold for the past ten years. She has reoriented the Food Bank’s work to prioritize access to healthy food for all, more than tripled the organization’s food distribution, and expanded community partnerships across the state. She and her team of 100+ work with a network of more than 600 community-based organizations to distribute 30 million meals a year, making Good Shepherd Food Bank Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization.
Before Kristen became president of the food bank, she worked for over a decade in the private equity and business consulting fields. After volunteering for hunger relief organizations, she decided to make her passion for ending hunger her occupation. Kristen founded and ran Cooking Matters Maine, a cooking and nutrition education program created by the national Cooking Matters organization and implemented through Good Shepherd Food Bank for low-income families.
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 and the Board of Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative.
When she isn’t traveling the state from Aroostook to York, Kristen resides in Kennebunk with her husband, Drew, and two sons (Sam and Alex). She enjoys reading (especially at the beach), running, cooking, and spending time with her two cats (Mango and Minnie).← Back to Latest News