West Texas Food Bank

Leadership

Libby Campbell
Executive Director 

As Executive Director of the West Texas Food Bank since 2012, Libby completed the organization’s very successful $13.3M capital campaign to build new facilities. In a short span of 13 months, she energized the community, winning significant support from foundations, corporations, and individuals by 2014. Because of this effort, a new 61,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center opened for service in January 2016 in Odessa, and a new 20,000 square foot Volunteer and Education Center in Midland began providing services in January 2017.

Under Libby’s leadership, the West Texas Food Bank has grown to distribute over 6 million pounds of food, including 800,000 pounds of fresh produce, through our collaborative partnerships with 75+ agencies. She coordinated the Food Bank’s relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey that provided 600,000 pounds of food and supplies to the affected area. On a state and national level, Libby’s recent advocacy work for the Farm Bill is raising awareness to the issues local food banks face, and deepening relationships with our federal and state legislators.

Libby is a demonstrated expert in moving organizations into high visibility, in order to promote their messages and increase revenues and growth. In addition to previous civic roles, she currently serves as an alternate Board Member with the City of Odessa’s Zoning Board, the Education Partnership for the City of Odessa, and the Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin. She also serves nationally as a member of the Feeding America Policy Engagement and Advocacy Committee, and on the state level as a Board Member of Feeding Texas.

Libby received the 2014 Beacon Award for Excellence in Organizational Leadership from the Nonprofit Management Center, and received the Heritage Foundation Award for Humanities. She received the Salvation Army Unsung Hero award in 2016, and in 2017 she was chosen by the Young Professionals of Odessa as one of the outstanding individuals under 40. Libby is also honored to have been a Glenn Shepard Excellence in Leadership Award finalist.

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 the West Texas Food Bank, 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 the Food Bank 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 Operations
Eloy 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 J.B. 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
Director of Programs
Kelly 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 70 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 the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Craig Stoker
Director of Marketing and Communications
Craig joined the West Texas Food Bank in 2015 with the transition of Food 2 Kids into a program of the Food Bank. He is responsible for managing and implementing all the marketing and communication strategy of the Food Bank. A native West Texan, Craig hit the ground running when he discovered the nonprofit world. Although he held a few jobs prior to coming to the West Texas Food Bank, he has really hit his stride, and loves coming to “work” everyday. After graduating high school from Trinity School of Midland, Craig attended Baylor, then moved to Austin, and he swore he would never come back to Odessa. He has been back in Odessa for many years now, and could not imagine being somewhere else, or working anywhere else.
Greg Clark
Regional Operations Manager
Greg joined the West Texas Food Bank staff in 2017, after serving two years on the Board of Directors, and managing a Food Bank Partner Agency feeding program, the Jubilee Center of Midland, since 2012. Greg is responsible for managing and coordinating over 70 of the food bank’s feeding agencies- primarily food pantries- in the 19 county area, and working with our Partners. Greg is also responsible for coordinating Food Bank outreach programs and direct food distributions to our clients. Greg’s background includes 28 years of service in law enforcement and asset protection. Greg has spent the last 12 years working with local agencies and the West Texas Food Bank on assisting pantry feeding programs and outreach services to the underprivileged. Greg grew up in West Texas and is a graduate of Midland Lee High school. He also holds a Masters in Law Enforcement and is a Graduate of the Seminary of the South, Education in Ministry. Greg is the 1996 recipient of the Leadership Award presented to him by the Office of the Governor for his outstanding service as well as the 2015 recipient of the Food Bank “Wade Kuehler Award” for exceptional volunteerism, and unwavering commitment to the mission.
Jayme Shrauner
Volunteer Coordinator
Jayme joined the Food Bank in March of 2017 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Her role at the Food Bank is to coordinate groups and individuals to volunteer as well as ensure a positive and effective experience for more than 3,000 new volunteers that the West Texas Food Bank sees annually. Jayme was raised in Midland attending Lee High School and Midland College before pursuing her Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University in College Station. Jayme’s understanding of volunteer experiences comes from her involvement in our community including working with the St. Ann’s Family Fair, the Midland County Child Welfare Board and the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Jayme has held leadership roles as the Event Coordinator for The Blue Ribbon Run: The Race to End Child Abuse as well as the team leader for NET Ministries Australia’s National Team. Jayme worked as a substitute teacher before finding her place here at the West Texas Food Bank and she has high hopes for the future of our volunteer program.