Letter from the Chairman
Thank you for your interest in becoming involved with the Round Table, the young professionals of the North Texas Food Bank. Our group holds the simple belief that action begins with understanding. By reaching out to the young professional community, mobilizing our networks, and educating ourselves on the mission of the North Texas Food Bank, we are recognizing the changing realities of food insecurity today and helping those who need it most. It is our goal that from the Round Table’s foundation of meaningful awareness and involvement will emerge the future philanthropic leaders who will continue to support and advocate for the North Texas Food Bank. Ultimately, it is we who will own this cause in the years to come – and there is no better time to start than now.
We encourage you to take the time to get to know the Round Table. Whether you’re making a financial donation at one of our networking events, volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank’s warehouse, or passionately sharing the message of how to fight hunger, your efforts will bring about positive change in our community for a lifetime to come. This is our generation, and the issue of hunger is on the table. It’s time for us to do something about it.
Round Table Chairman
What is the North Texas Food Bank?
The North Texas Food Bank is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 340 Member Agencies and 1,100 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties. The NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. Last year, the North Texas Food Bank provided access to over 47 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, this year is the NTFB’s 30th birthday! Learn more about the North Texas Food Bank here.
The Round table is currently made up of over 350 members who participate in networking, fundraising, and volunteer events with other members. There are currently no membership dues, and anyone with interest in supporting the North Texas Food Bank through a group of philanthropic young professionals can join! To become a member, click here.
Meet the Council Members
The Round Table is led by a Council of 8 members who organize events, fundraisers, and volunteer activities.
Ms. Teia Collier
Director of Corporate Sponsorship
Teia works as Dallas City Editor for Miss A, a women’s lifestyle e-magazine, and is also founder of Capitol Moms, a maternity concierge and resource service. Prior to these roles, Teia spent nearly a dozen years in Washington, DC and Wichita Falls, serving as Constituent Services Representative for The Honorable William Thornberry and later as Student Recruitment Coordinator and Middle School Educator for Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools. As a native Texan, she is a passionate and active advocate for issues that directly impact the lives of women and children in her North Texas community and as such is active in several local charities, including the North Texas Food Bank..
Ms. Stacey Galvez
Stacey works in strategy and corporate development for Dean Foods, a Dallas-based dairy food & beverage company. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she was active on the steering committee for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. As a Chicago transplant to Texas, Stacey is excited about supporting a local cause — the North Texas Food Bank. Her passions include educating young professionals about food insecurity and youth-oriented NTFB programs (Food 4 Kids, Cooking Matters).
Ms. Liz Mora
Event Partnerships Specialist, North Texas Food Bank
Liz has worked at the North Texas Food Bank for a year and a half and is currently the Event Partnerships Specialist, with responsibility in organizing campaigns throughout the North Texas community and assisting in organization of signature NTFB events such as Empty Bowls and Taste of the NFL. Originally from Hutchinson, Kansas, Liz attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. When not working, she enjoys going to the gym, attending sporting events, hanging out with her friends, and traveling.
Mr. Drew Morales
Drew is a manager in the strategy department of Dean Foods, a Dallas-based dairy food & beverage company. Prior to working at Dean, he spent two years working for a consulting firm in Boston after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Drew’s combined passion for food and economic development led him to begin volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank warehouse in 2008. His early rewarding experiences there quickly led him to want to become more involved, and now he is excited to be a part of the Round Table and its mission to engage others like himself in the cause of ending hunger.
Director of Volunteerism
Pam works in construction management for The Beck Group, a Dallas-based architecture, construction, and development firm. She is an alumnus of Texas A&M, where she studied Construction Science & Business, was involved in various academic extracurricular activities, and was fortunate to help mentor students in a local elementary school. Since moving to Dallas she has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is thrilled to be joining the Round Table to help further their efforts to raise awareness about hunger in North Texas. She is passionate about community outreach and is excited to encourage volunteering among her peers as the Volunteer Coordinator. In her spare time, Pam enjoys playing piano and guitar, running, spending time with friends, and watching Aggie football!
Ms. Taisia Mungia
Director of Event Partnerships
Taisia is a corporate manager and accessories designer for Leatherology, a leather goods website. Shaken by the growing level of poverty in her own neighborhood and inspired by the sense of community that her alma mater, University of North Texas, instills in its students, she began volunteering with NTFB and various non-profits in Dallas. Her primary goal is to increase her peers’ awareness of how young people can help deter and counteract the spread of poverty, homelessness, lack of education and hunger in the North Texas community.
Mr. Adam Saxton
Director of Public Relations
Adam is a Vice President in the corporate offices of The Saxton Group, a family-owned multi-location franchisee of both the McAlister’s Deli and Pinkberry Concepts. He attended Southern Methodist University and brings strong expertise in restaurant brand management, marketing, and operations to the team. In addition to his role with the Round Table, Adam serves on several planning committees, boards, and councils. For example, he is a member of The Saxton Group’s Board of Directors as well as the International Council of Shopping Centers and has served on the Taste of the NFL planning committee and the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council in past years.
Ms. Melissa Wright
Director of Marketing
Melissa is the Account Supervisor on the Oasis Brands and Mouser accounts at Moroch Partners, an advertising agency in Dallas. Her expertise lies in developing new brands through extensive research, developing insight based strategy and executing proprietary creative campaigns. As a proud Texan and Southern Methodist University graduate, she is thrilled to be part of the Round Table and doing her part to stop hunger in North Texas.