Executive DirectorLibby Campbell has served as Executive Director of the West Texas Food Bank since 2012. In that time, she has propelled our organization into a new era of growth. She spearheaded a 13-month, $13.3 million capital campaign that rallied support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors within the community. Her efforts enabled the Food Bank to build a new headquarters, distribution center, and a volunteer center in Midland, TX.An Odessa native, Libby graduated from Permian High School and studied English and Literature at the University of Oklahoma. She has held leadership positions with Food 2 Kids, the Junior League of Odessa, and Harmony Home, among others. She currently serves on the City of Odessa’s Zoning Board, as well as the Crystal Ball Foundation, Hope House, and Ellen Noel Museum of Art. Libby is a recipient of the Heritage Foundation Award for Humanities, and in 2014, she received the Beacon Award for Excellence in Organizational Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Center.
Joseph (Joey) E. Ruiz Jr.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Joseph “Joey” Ruiz joined the West Texas Food Bank in 2011, and currently serves as COO/CFO. He is responsible for overall leadership, coordination, and management of Food Bank operations, and oversees the development and implementation of financial management strategies across the organization. He also supervises human resources functions, IT network structure, management, security and maintenance.
An Odessa native, Joey graduated from Permian High School. He earned a Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Before joining WTFB, Joey served as senior accountant for Commercial State Bank in Midland, TX. He has also worked as branch manager at Security State Bank and Western National Bank.
Director of Strategic GiftsMary Louise “Lulu” Lopez is Director of Strategic Gifts for the West Texas Food Bank, and plays a critical role in its organizational growth. She joined WTFB in early 2010 as a Nutrition Educator and SNAP Outreach Coordinator. From there, she progressed into the position of Grants Manager before moving into her current role. From 2013 – 2014, Lulu served as the Capital Campaign Coordinator for the Food Bank’s successful capital campaign.Lulu earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the City University of New York. Much of her career has focused on social services and health care. When Lulu moved back to Texas from New York, she worked for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She later served as Assistant Director for Development at Latino USA, an NPR program. In her spare time, Lulu teaches t’ai chi classes.
Director of OperationsEloy Salcido is the director of operations for the West Texas Food Bank. He has been with the Food Bank since July of 2014 and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the warehouse and drivers. Basically this equates to coordinating the delivery of all food brought into the warehouse, as well as the distribution of the food that goes out. Eloy also supervises the warehouse staff and coordinates all warehouse activities.Eloy’s background includes work as the Operations Supervisor for JB Hunt as well as executive director for Odessa Links. He also spent a number of years as the Driver Equipment Manager for Family Dollar. Originally from Fort Stockton, Texas, Eloy earned a bachelor’s of art degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He finds great satisfaction in his job when he sees the look of appreciation from those who receive much needed food and water from the Food Bank.
Program ManagerKelly joined the West Texas Food Bank in 2016 as Program Manager. She is responsible for managing and implementing all governmental and non-governmental programs at the Food Bank. These programs include Kids Café, SNAP outreach and assistance, SNAP-Education and Food 2 Kids. In addition, Kelly oversees our partnership with the Permian Basin Master Gardeners and the 75 plus agencies across the 19 counties we serve.Kelly’s background includes working with individuals with disabilities and women and children social services. Kelly is from Odessa and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Professional and Social Service from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UTPB.