Board Members

Our Chief Executive Officer

Dennis joined the East Texas Food Bank team in March 2010 from San Marcos, California where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for 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 40 years’ experience in the food industry has given him valuable experience in organizational development, strategic team building, financial analysis, financial/budget administration, project management warehousing, inventory management and distribution pipelines. Dennis is currently serving as the Board Chair of the Collaborative for Fresh Produce and the United Way of Smith County Agency Directors Association and is the past Board Chair of Feeding Texas and the Association of Fundraising Professionals East Texas Chapter. Dennis 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 2022-2023

Michele Bosworth
Health Management Associates

Jay Brooks
Smith County Fire Marshal

Kenneth Cobb
amaGoh Smoothie

Gregg Davis
Merrill Lynch

Gina DeHoyos
Edward Jones

Kristy Everitt
Henry & Peters, PC

Chad Gunsch
John Soules Foods

Verna Hall
Community Volunteer

Leslie Harrison
Community Volunteer

Ann Howell
Retired, State Farm Insurance

Jay Jelinek
Brookshire Brothers

Chevella Layne
Goodwill Industries of East Texas

Moises Leandro, Secretary
UBank

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

Bill Mohl, Treasurer
WMM Enterprises, LLC

Jim Noble
Community Volunteer

Christie Osuagwu
Community Volunteer

Cathy Schreiber, Chair-Elect
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