Employee Spotlight: Bethany Bausell


Bethany started as a VISTA intern this summer and made such an impression that she was offered a position to stay with the East Texas Food Bank as a Senior Hunger Associate.

Day-to-day, Bethany handles record entry of distributions, working in the database and helps with direct distribution preparations for the Senior Box Program. Bethany said her favorite thing about working here is seeing her coworkers each morning and greeting them.

Outside of work, Bethany enjoys writing poetry, reading fiction and listening to music in different languages. A few unique facts about Bethany: her favorite genre of music is K-pop due to the meanings behind the songs and the choreography and she was adopted.

ETFB Employee Spotlight: Maureen Dobyns

Maureen is a receptionist and joined the East Texas Food Bank in February. Maureen said her favorite part of working here is getting to help people. She described how she can see and hear the worries people have when asking for help and added that she loves being the joyful voice to help them find the assistance they need.

Maureen is also bilingual and has been invaluable in helping us serve our neighbors who speak Spanish. Maureen learned to speak Spanish when she was living in Mexico for two years as a musician.

When she is not at work, Maureen continues her music by playing guitar and singing in church. She also like to draw and paint.