West Texas Food Bank

Leadership

Libby Campbell
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.

Amanda Ellis
Director of Strategic Gifts

Amanda Ellis is Director of Strategic Gifts for the West Texas Food Bank. She joined WTFB in January 2017 as the grant writer and a member of the development team. Amanda grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Art History, and has lived in Midland for over 20 years. She has held leadership positions with the Junior League of Midland, Keep Midland Beautiful, and PTAs for Fannin Elementary, Carver Center, San Jacinto Junior High, Midland Freshman, and Midland High School. Amanda currently serves as an Elder for First Presbyterian Church and is on the leadership committee for Midland YoungLife.

Eloy Salcido
Eloy Salcido
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.
Kelly Dirden
Kelly Dirden
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 65 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.