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NTFB LIFE council cutting an orange ribbon on stage


As engaged ambassadors, we will leverage our resources, leadership, and influence to close the hunger gap in North Texas.


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.


Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants

Teresa Phillips, Strategic Equipment & Supply Corporation

Founding Co-Chairs

Ray Hemmig, Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, LP

Liz Minyard-Lokey, North Texas Food Bank Co-Founder


Barbara Buzzell, The Buzzell Company

Christina Durovich, community volunteer

Tom Black, Black, Mann & Graham, LLP

Jeanne Clark, community volunteer

Janet Cobb, Cobb Companies

Patrick Esquerre, SUDDENLY GOURMET


Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines

Tommy Huffhines, Huff 1 Enterprises

Jim Jordan, Munch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C

Wan Kim, Smoothie King

Lucian LaBarba, Ben E. Keith

Paula Lambert, Mozzarella Company

Jay Pack, The Pack Group

Maria Martineau, Medical City Healthcare

Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts

Frank Roby, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Steve Schenkel, Hill Country Dairy

Jon Wolkenstein, Grant Thornton

Thank you LIFE Council for your leadership of the
Full Plate Society Legacy Luncheon