MEET THE TEAM
Latame Phillips, Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer
Latame Phillips has worked with city leaders to bring awareness of student food insecurity within the City of Dallas. Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings recognized these efforts and name the 145th day of the year, May 23, ‘145 Day’ to recognize the 145,000 students with DISD that are estimated to go without a third meal daily.
Phillips has been a part of leadership cohorts such as Emerging Leaders of Philanthropy with Communities Foundation of Texas, Mayor’s Star Council and Leadership Dallas. He also works with Tedx Frisco and serves on several nonprofit boards.
Latame graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Management and has a Ph.D from Trinity University in Business Philosophy.
Trey Hoobler began his career in 2003 in real estate, and this took him all around the world, from Mexico to Europe and everywhere in between. Eventually, after spending years managing corporate portfolios, he decided to make a change and follow his passion by doing something that truly helps those who need it the most. He joined Florida State University in 2007 and was asked to assist in the creation of an intercultural dialogue program that focused on university bound students. In 2014, he made his way back to Dallas, becoming the CEO of Hunger Busters, and now servers as a passionate board member.
In 2014, he made his way back to Dallas, becoming the CEO of Hunger Busters. To date, he has increased private donations an impressive 30% annually, started a grants program, and raised over $125,000 from individual foundations as well as $1.2 million that was awarded from the Crystal Charity Ball. Under his tenure, food production has increased upwards of 200%, and it’s expected to grow at an even faster rate in the coming year.