Board of Directors

Our Chief Executive Officer

David EmersonDavid Emerson joined the East Texas Food Bank in June of 2023. He is the sixth CEO in the 35 year history of ETFB. David has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Midwest Food Bank. Emerson helped to restart operations for the Midwest Food Bank in Texas, increased revenue from $9 million to $25 million and grew the operations from 40 agency partners to 100 in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Emerson also has extensive non-profit experience with the American Red Cross in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Henderson State University in Arkansas and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia International University in South Carolina.

Board of Directors 2023-2024

Michele Bosworth
Health Management Associates

Gregg Davis
Merrill Lynch

Gina DeHoyos
Edward Jones

Kristy Everitt
Henry & Peters, PC

Leslie Harrison, Chair-Elect
Attorney, Non-Practicing

Jay Jelinek
Brookshire Brothers

Chevella Layne
Goodwill Industries of East Texas

Moises Leandro, Secretary
TIAA

Morgan Jones
Brookshire Grocery Company

Jeff W. Johnston, Past Chair
Chick-Fil-A at Broadway Crossing

Bill Mohl, Treasurer
WMM Enterprises, LLC

Jim Noble
Community Volunteer

Cathy Schreiber, Chair
Community Volunteer

Dr. Valerie Smith
University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine

Howard Tagg
Law Office of Howard Tagg

Veronica Tucker
PROJECTXYZ, Inc.

Brian Turner
Southside Bank

Bob Westbrook
Retired Restaurateur

Dustin Wilkinson
Austin Bank

Lisa Williams
Black Nurses Rock

Ivette Zavarce
Encouragement Media Group