LIFE Council

Leading, Investing, Feeding, Engaging

LIFE Council Quote - Ray Hemmig and Liz Minyard-Lokey
LIFE Council Quote - Jan Pruitt
LIFE Council Quote - Stephen Chase
LIFE Council Quote - Colleen Brinkmann


As engaged ambassadors, we will leverage our resources, leadership and influence to passionately pursue a hunger-free community.

Function of Council

To invest time, make introductions, give ideas and provide market intelligence, capable of helping NTFB raise awareness and funds. LIFE Council membership is by invitation only.


Ray Hemmig, Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, L.P. 
Liz Minyard-Lokey, Food Bank Co-Founder and Community Volunteer


Bill Alcorn, JCPenney (Retired)
John Beckert, Seneca Advisors
Julia Buthman, Prudential Financial
Barbara Buzzell, The Buzzell Company
Lane Cardwell, Jr., Cardwell Hospitality Advisory, Inc.
Janet Cobb, Cobb Companies
Sally Cullum, Virginia Cook Realtors
Patrick Esquerre, Suddenly Gourmet
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Food Bank Co-Founder and HALL Wines
Tommy Huffhines, Huff 1 Enterprises

Matrice Kirk, Heidrick & Struggles
Lucian LaBarba, American Foodservice
Paula Lambert, Mozzarella Company
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants
Jay Pack, The Pack Group
Bruce Penman, Farmers Fruit & Vegetable
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts
Frank Roby, Concero Global
Steve Schenkel, Schepps Dairy
Debra Tippett Gibbe, Cardinal Company
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Carole Young, Carole S. Young & Associates
Jenny Zimmerly, Zimmerly & Co., Inc.

Board Liaison

Stephen Chase, KPMG, NTFB Board Liaison

North Texas Food Bank 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road Dallas, TX 75236-2028 214.330.1396 (MAP IT)

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