DINA JEFFRIES – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dina’s educational background is in pediatric medicine and she has been serving in the nonprofit realm since 1991.  She recently was the CEO for Ronald McDonald House Read More...

Charities of the Southwest for the past 13 ½ years and is now excited to continue her passion for leading service as the CEO of the South Plains Food Bank.  She is a graduate of the Kellogg’s School of Executive Nonprofit Management, Leadership Texas, and currently serves on the City of Lubbock Community Engagement Task Force.

She enjoys building relationships with volunteers and donors and loves mentoring and witnessing the “ah-ha” moments others discover when they realize what the bigger picture of life has to offer.

Dina was raised in Lubbock and was given the opportunity to live in various places while her husband served in the military.  Dina has been married to her husband, Steve, for 33 years.  Their son, Alec, is a Lubbock police officer and will be marrying Caitlynn Adams in August 2020.  No bio would be complete without including the four-legged family members – her two yellow labs, Gracie and Jax!

SUSAN HORKEY – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Chief Financial Officer Susan Horkey holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas.  An integral team member, she heads the financial department andRead More...

makes important decisions that translate to the success and stability that help make the services of the South Plains Food Bank possible.  Susan works meticulously for the Food Bank and displays her dedication to serving her neighbors in need.
MEAGAN BRATTON – CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Chief Development Officer Meagan Bratton’s passion for the mission of Ending Hunger on the South Plains and for serving others drives her work to connect people of compassionRead More...
to those in need. She is responsible for the Development Department and the Sustainable Funding team, cultivating and maintaining relationships while striving to reach the goal of Sustainable Funding for the SPFB. Born and raised in Lubbock, Meagan has been married to her husband, Travis, for 14 years. They have 3 children, Hector, Jordan & Austin and 3 fur-babies.
JENIFER SMITH – CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Jenifer Smith is the Chief Operations Officer at the South Plains Food Bank and presides over the Food Banks warehouse and its employees.  Her ability toRead More...

transition instantly from working in an office environment to supervising volunteers, to facilitating warehouse activities helps her to efficiently run these everchanging systems.  Jenifer has a BA in Sociology from Texas Tech but finds her parental experiences most beneficial in her many roles.
MATTHEW MCEWEN – F.O.G. DIRECTOR

Matthew McEwen is the director of the Farm, Orchard, and GRUB program. He finds joy in the healing power of the soil and growing the next generation through sustainable land stewardship. He is passionate about developing leadershipRead More...

and job skills for the at-risk GRUB youth program and fostering positive community engagement. Matthew is a Lubbock native and earned two degrees from Texas Tech, a BA in Natural History and Humanities and a MS in Natural Resources Management. He has been married to Abby since 2008 and they have two sons Ryder and Crosby as well as their canine sisters Tesla and Sheba.
VANESSA MORELION – DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Director of Development Vanessa Morelion has been with the food bank since 2018.  She works with the Chief Development Officer to maximize the efficiency of the Development team. Read More...

With her passion for helping, the mission of ending hunger is close to her heart. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas.  A Plainview native, Vanessa and her husband Abel moved to Lubbock from Grapevine to raise their family which includes their son Maddux, and their dogs Harleigh and Dallas.
RUBY SANCHEZ – DIRECTOR OF HR

Director of Human Resources Ruby Sanchez has always had a passion to help families and children in need.  She holds a Master’s in Business Administration/HR Management from Southern Columbia University,Read More...

as well as a Master’s in Human Services from Lubbock Christian University.  Ruby is excited to be a part of the South Plains Food Bank team, and looks forward to working with employees, their families, and the community.
ISAIAH ORTIZ – DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S FEEDING PROGRAMS

Director of Children’s Feeding Programs Isaiah is new to the South Plains Food Bank family and comes to us with an extensive background in restaurant Read More...

and training management. As a strong advocate for the ending of child hunger, he has emphasized his efforts towards providing our children of West Texas with meals to encourage the development of healthier eating habits. Currently Isaiah oversees the at-risk after school CACFP program, Summer Food Service Program, Snack Pack program, as well as the catering department of the food bank. As a Lubbock native, Isaiah enjoys spending time with close family and friends along with his two dogs – Ellie & Saria.
TRINE SOLIS-JACKSON – DIRECTOR OF AGENCY SERVICES

Director of Agency Services Trine Solis-Jackson recruits, orients, and monitors food bank agencies and maintains necessary files.  She establishes positive relationships withRead More...

our partner organizations and is involved in several outreach programs. She often joins our Mobile Pantry in effort to maintain relationships with the people she works with and serves.  Trine’s goal is to connect our rural communities so that those who are most vulnerable to hunger will have hope.