Chris O'Rourke

Executive Vice President and COO


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Chris O’Rourke serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Foodshare, the regional food bank serving Greater Hartford. Her responsibilities include the planning, management and oversight of warehouse operations, human resources, technology and Foodshare’s network of partner agencies.

Chris has served in many capacities at Foodshare in her 25 years at the organization, joining the organization as its first “food solicitor” in 1988 doing outreach to area food companies to obtain donations. She later took on the role of volunteer coordinator, agency relations manager and Associate Director, before assuming her current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chris lives in West Hartford with her husband, two daughters and a Schnoodle named Lucky. For over 10 years she served on the Board of IRIS an organization that resettles refugees throughout Connecticut. She currently serves on the Board of Friends of Fernridge Park, a West Hartford based organization dedicated to maintaining and improving a neighborhood park so that current and future generations may enjoy its beauty and recreational facilities.