LIFE Council

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.


Barbara Buzzell, The Buzzell Company
Christina Durovich, Community Volunteer

Founding Co-Chairs

Ray Hemmig, Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, LP
Liz Minyard-Lokey, North Texas Food Bank Co-Founder


Bill Alcorn, retired, J.C. Penney
Tom Black, Black, Mann &Graham, LLP
Lane Cardwell, Jr., Cardwell Hospitality Advisory, Inc.
Janet Cobb, Cobb Companies
Patrick Esquerre, SUDDENLY GOURMET
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines
Tommy Huffhines, Huff 1 Enterprises

Greg Humenesky, Human Capital Consultant
Lucian LaBarba, Ben E. Keith
Paula Lambert, Mozzarella Company
Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants
Jay Pack, The Pack Group
Teresa Phillips, Strategic Equipment & Supply Corporation

Maria Martineau, Medical City Healthcare
Sallie Plummer, Ph.D., Pediatric Behavioral Diagnostics
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts
Frank Roby, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Steve Schenkel, Hill Country Dairy
Jon Wolkenstein, Grant Thornton
Carole Young, Carole S. Young and Associates
Jenny Zimmerly, Zimmerly & Co., Inc.