Staff & Board

At the Southeast Texas Food Bank, our staff is passionate about our mission. Our management team, program staff, transportation crew, and warehouse workers are committed to finding innovative ways to increase the quantity and improve the quality of food available to our partner agencies. We also strive to raise public awareness of issues related to hunger in our area.

Management Team

Board of Directors

  • Chair, Damon Vacek – President/CFO, First State Bank of Texas
  • Vice-Chair, Stephanie Shoemaker – Independent CPA
  • Treasurer, Jeff Oliverio – Client Services and Business Development Director, Beaumont Asset Management
  • Secretary, Morline Guillory – Co-Director of Multicultural Ministry, Diocese of Beaumont
  • Mark Allen – Government Official
  • Sandra Clark, Attorney, Mehaffy Weber
  • Linda Domino – Community Volunteer
  • Hector Flores – Lamar University
  • Mike Hatton – Community Volunteer
  • Brad Klein, Senior VP, Wealth Management, PersiaSabaKlein Wealth Management/UBS
  • Tammy Kotzur – Executive Director, Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Paul Parker – Retired CPA
  • Michael Perez – Cardinal Financial
  • Albert Rhone – Console Shift Supervisor, ExxonMobil
  • David Thompson – Administration, Market Basket
  • Damon Vacek – First State Bank of Texas
  • Walt Wendler, Attorney, Wendler Law Group
  • LaShaina White, Field Engineer, Entergy
  • Michael White, Emergency Management Coordinator, Jefferson County
  • Mary Young – Community Volunteer

Advisory Board

  • Adrienne Dishman – Christus Health
  • Chuck Barbee – Community Volunteer
  • Josef Kalathra – Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School
  • Kim Moncla – Baptist Hospitals of SE Texas Foundation
  • Norman Bellard – Lamar University
  • Ronnie Shilo – GHX Inc.
  • Vernon Durden – Community Volunteer


Our Board of Directors


Did you know that a $10 donation can provide up to 30 meals for desperate people in your community? By making a donation, you are helping to ensure that hungry children in Southeast Texas are adequately nourished, that none of our senior citizens are forced to chose between medicine and food, and that every family facing a crisis can at least have the assurance of food on the table.

Your gift goes a long, long way!

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