Board Members

Our Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Cullinane is CEO of the East Texas Food Bank, a non-profit organization that feed the hungry by seeking food donations and distributing them to nearly 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties.  Founded in 1988, the ETFB helps over 253,000 individuals each year through food programs, pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and other meal sites.
Dennis joined the East Texas Food Bank team in March 2010 from San Marcos, California where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Centerplate. Centerplate is a leading provider of high volume contract food, merchandise and facility management services to major convention, sports and cultural attraction facilities in North America. His combined 30 years experience in the food industry at both Centerplate and Ogden Food Service Corporation has given him valuable experience in organizational development, strategic team building, financial analysis, financial/budget administration, project management warehousing, inventory management and distribution pipelines. Cullinane’s volunteer work includes: Volunteers San Diego, North San Diego County Food Bank volunteer, Century Club of San Diego hospitality committee, Ivy Tech State College former board member and Texas Restaurant Association former board member among others. Cullinane earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management/ Business Concentration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MBA at University of Phoenix.

Board of Directors 2021-2022

Michele Bosworth
UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Jay Brooks
Smith County Fire Marshal
Emergency Management Coordinator

Kenneth Cobb
amaGoh Smoothie

Gregg Davis
Merrill Lynch

Kristy Everitt
Henry & Peters, PC

Verna Hall
Community Volunteer

Leslie Harrison, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Ann Howell
Retired, State Farm Insurance

Bryan Jacobe, Immediate Past Chair
Jacobe Brothers Construction, Inc.

Jay Jelinek
Brookshire Brothers

Moises Leandro
MLeandro Realty

Jeff W. Johnston
Chick-Fil-A at Broadway Crossing

Bill Mohl, Chair
WMM Enterprises, LLC

Jim Noble
Community Volunteer

Christie Osuagwu
Community Volunteer

Cathy Schreiber, Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Valerie Smith
St. Paul Children’s Clinic

Howard Tagg
Law Office of Howard Tagg

Dustin Wilkinson
American State Bank

Lisa Williams
Black Nurses Rock

Ivette Zavarce
Encouragement Media Group