LIFE Council

Leading, Investing, Feeding, Engaging


As engaged ambassadors, we will leverage our resources, leadership and influence to passionately pursue a hunger-free community.

Function of Council

To invest time, make introductions, give ideas and provide market intelligence, capable of helping NTFB raise awareness and funds. LIFE Council membership is by invitation only.


Debra Tippett Gibbe, Cardinal Company
Lane Cardwell, Jr., Cardwell Hospitality
Advisory, Inc.

Founding Co-Chairs

Ray Hemmig, Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital, LP
Liz Minyard-Lokey, NTFB Founder


Bill Alcorn, retired
John Beckert, Highlander Partners, LP
Barbara Buzzell, The Buzzell Company
Janet Cobb, Cobb Companies
Sally Cullum, Virginia Cook Realtors
Patrick Esquerre, SUDDENLY GOURMET
Ambassador Kathryn Hall, Hall Wines
Gary Huddleston, Kroger
Tommy Huffhines, Huff 1 Enterprises
Melanie Jones, Southwest Airlines
Matrice Ellis Kirk, Heidrick & Struggles
Lucian LaBarba, retired
Paula Lambert, Mozzarella Company

Larry Lavine, Turtle Creek Restaurants
Jay Pack, The Pack Group
Bruce Penman, Farmers Fruit & Vegetable
Sallie Plummer, Ph.D., Pediatric Behavioral Diagnostics
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Concepts
Frank Roby, revelationMD
Steve Schenkel, retired
Cynthia Wenban, Lockheed Martin
Scott Williford, Hall Group CPA's
Connie Yates, Tom Thumb
Carole Young, Carole S. Young and Associates
Jenny Zimmerly, Zimmerly & Co., Inc.

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