We are LVMPD Foundation
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation (LVMPD Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives.
The LVMPD Foundation was established in 1999 to support LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives and crime prevention events that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our Community and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all.
Please join us in our important work by contributing as generously as you can.
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Meet the Board
TODD FASULO, VICE PRESIDENT OF SECURITY AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT, WYNN LAS VEGAS/ LVMPD FOUNDATION BOARD PRESIDENT
Todd Fasulo is currently the Vice President of Security and Crisis Management at Wynn Las Vegas. Todd started at the Wynn in February of 2018 after serving 27 years at and retiring from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as an Assistant Sheriff. Todd oversees the day to day property security, night and day club security and the Crisis Management Department. Todd currently is a board member of the LVMPD Foundation and serves as the President of the Board for Hope for Prisoners.
MIKE HOWARD – HOWARD CONSULTING SERVICES, LLC / LVMPD FOUNDATION BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Mike Howard started off his career as a police officer in Oakland, California. He worked there for a few years and then decided that he wanted to see the world a little bit and get involved in other activities. So, he eventually joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1980 and did 22 years there. He spent the first six years in their Office of Security, doing investigations, physical security, and executive protection. Then he switched over to the Clandestine Operations side of the house and worked primarily in the Counterterrorism Center where most of the work he did was either in Africa or Asia. Mike spent about two or three years doing some other things like working HR, career development, mentoring. He worked for the Office of Military Affairs as an executive director, sort of working between the Agency and the military fostering better operational relations. Mike worked as an investigator for the Inspector General’s Office, and then ended up his career as a chief-of-station in one of their domestic stations.
Mike joined Microsoft in 2002, first worked in running Executive Protection for a year, before being promoted to Chief Security Officer.
As Chief Security Officer of Microsoft, Mike was responsible for global physical security operations for a company with a footprint spanning 190 countries and more than 138,000 employees. As a global organization, the security team must prepare for an evolving physical threat environment. Mike, who oversaw a division of seasoned security professionals across the globe, had a sophisticated arsenal of tools and advanced threat assessment protocols. The tools include advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, IOT, machine learning and leveraging Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.
Mike retired from Microsoft in 2018 and now lives with his wife Janice in Las Vegas, Nevada.
JOE MURPHY, III, FOUNDING PARTNER & CEO, MURPHY ELECTRIC, INC./ LVMPD FOUNDATION BOARD TREASURER
Joe Murphy is founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Murphy Electric, Inc., the electrical contracting firm he founded in 1989. He also serves as the Managing Member of Nextgen Systems, which he established in 2008. Prior to his commercial career, Joe was in the United State Air Force and stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. Joe is committed to giving back to the community and, in addition to the LVMPD Foundation, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the UNLV Foundation and is a member and moderator of YPO.
TOM KOVACH, PRESIDENT OF DONORBASIS LLC/ LVMPD FOUNDATION BOARD SECRETARY
Tom Kovach is president of DonorBasis, LLC – a firm he founded to help non-profit organizations working in the US and abroad to achieve greater good through improved fundraising, strategy, planning, executive management, and board development. In the summer of 2014, the Foundation Board asked Tom to lead their strategic planning efforts to create a larger, more professional, and sustainable LVMPD Foundation, and in January of 2015, Tom began to serve as the first Executive Director of the Foundation and to lead the implementation of the strategic plan.
Albright served as vice president of market development for Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit health system. He has a passion for improving access to extraordinary healthcare and superior service at an affordable cost to Nevada’s communities. Before Intermountain, Steve worked for Dignity Health as Executive Director for Market Development, overseeing strategy and sales in the Nevada-service area. He received his MBA in Business Administration and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
ERIC BASU, CEO, HAIKU CYBER RANGE
Eric Basu is the chief executive officer of Haiku Cyber Range, after serving as president and CEO of Sentek Global, which he sold in 2021.
A former U.S. Navy SEAL Commander, he graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and holds an MBA from Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA). Eric has more than 20 years of deep domain experience in project and program management, application development management, I.T. infrastructure assessments, I.T. Security Audits, and strategic consulting.
He has previously served as Managing Director, Chief Architect, Chief Technology Officer, I.T. Director, Director Product Management, Project Manager, and Division Leader in various companies and government agencies. Most notable was his role as Chief Architect of Knowledge Management portal for Alitum, a consultant for multiple enterprise I.T. system implementations for Price Waterhouse Coopers, and a project manager/I.T. consultant for KPMG.
Eric launched Sentek Global out of his home in 2001 committed to making a significant and long-standing positive difference for our clients. At the time of the sale of Sentek Global, the company employed nearly 200 people, over 50% of which were veterans. His leadership was a key reason for the company’s listing in the annual Inc. 5,000 list. He was a finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year and San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO. His interests include travel, writing on philosophical and political issues on his blog, postobjectivist.com
MARTINA BAUHAUS, ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL, LVMPD
Martina Bauhaus is currently serving as Assistant General Counsel for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Bauhaus was born and raised in Germany and made Las Vegas her home in 1994 after receiving a degree from the Phillips University in Marburg, Germany. She graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Master of Public Administration degree from UNLV. She went on to work as a socio-economic analyst before entering the Boyd School of Law. Her legal background includes in-house counsel for a large insurance company, and for other private law firms in Las Vegas. In August of 2007, Bauhaus left her position as Senior Deputy Attorney General at the Nevada Attorney General’s office to join LVMPD.
ROSIE BONE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – COMMUNITY RELATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Rosie Bone is in her 21st season with the Raiders and her eighth as Senior Vice President – Community Relations and Public Affairs. Bone oversees Community Relations, Event Operations, the Raiders Foundation, and Youth Football for the Silver and Black.
In her role, Bone supervises the administration and support of a variety of programs and events which primarily focus on education, health and wellness, youth football, and civic engagement. She works with current players, and other members of the organization, to manage their participation in community outreach efforts. Bone also serves on the Board of Directors for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Board for Special Olympics of Nevada.
Prior to her most recent position, Bone served as Director of Community and Youth Initiatives for the Raiders until 2005. She was also an associate producer for the team’s Emmy Award-winning Silver and Black Productions after beginning her career in athletics at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, Calif. Originally from Ukiah, Calif., Bone earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Saint Mary’s.
LISA BOGARD, PRESIDENT & CEO OF ANTHEM NEVADA MEDICAID
Lisa Bogard serves as President & CEO of the Anthem Nevada Medicaid Market, consisting of 261,000 Medicaid members in the Great State of Nevada’s most densely populated counties of Clark (Las Vegas) and Washoe (Reno).
Lisa assumed her current role in 2018 after serving as Chief Operations Officer and Regional Vice President for Nevada Medicaid. Lisa has more than two decades of experience in health care leadership, quality, regulatory, employee development, and process improvement.
Lisa launched her career at Optima where she led a multi-disciplinary Process Improvement team consisting of information technology testing and analytics, quality assurance, learning and development, and policy and procedures focused on improving claims and contact center operations. Lisa is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt with a history of meaningful process improvements. Lisa has a BA in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa has a passion for volunteering and giving back to the community. Lisa is married to a loving and supportive husband, with two children. Lisa currently resides in Henderson, Nevada.
HUNTER CAMPBELL, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER, UFC
Campbell is currently the Chief Business Officer of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has held the position since April 2019. Before that, Campbell was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the promotion from January 2017 to April 2019.
He worked as a Managing Partner at the Campbell & Williams law firm between August 2012 and January 2017.
Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Science from Columbia University in New York City, and a graduate of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law.
RON COURY, AUTHOR OF TENACITY
A self-made business success, former Marine Ron Coury came to Las Vegas in 1973 and first worked as a casino dealer and realtor. Coury’s first business was the Suburban Lounge West which he co-owned from 1979 to 1990. He went on to open or acquire over 20 successful firms including auto dealerships in California and Las Vegas, Suburban Graphics, Thirstbusters Casino, Presidential Limousine Service, Glass Supply Inc., Castaways Casino, and the Alibi Casino. Coury is the author of Tenacity. In a generous show of support for LVMPD officers, Coury with longtime friend and business partner, Don Tamburro, have again contributed $50,000 for the sixth annual Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo Memorial Scholarship Fund. Along with the foundation, Coury has served on a number of community service boards.
SUSAN CUSHMAN, ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE – DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Susan Cushman currently serves in the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Nevada. She began her career in law after graduating from Marquette University Law School in 1988. Susan began practicing law and developed and prosecuted criminal cases across New York, Colorado, Northern California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. As an attorney with over 20 years of experience conferring with law enforcement partner agencies, Susan is a valued member on the Board of Directors. Throughout her career, Susan has received multiple awards including Case of the Year – Operation Midnight Madness, HIDTA Pacific Region in 2007, Case of the Year – Operation USO Family, HIDTA Pacific Region in 2008 and, FBI Director’s Award – Operation Broken Spoke in 2018.
YANICK DALHOUSE, VICE PRESIDENT OF BRAND MANAGEMENT, R&R PARTNERS
As vice president of brand management at R&R Partners, Yanick brings the insight, organizational skills, and the determination to help our clients solve every marketing challenge and seize every opportunity.
Yanick ensures everything created, developed and executed is true and faithful to the brand. She oversees strategic internal and external marketing communication efforts for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) account. Prior to her day-to-day management of the LVCVA account, Yanick was the strategic lead for MGM National Harbor in the DC area.
Before joining R&R, Yanick served as account director at BCF, an agency specializing in travel and destination marketing with clients that included Virginia Tourism Corporation (Virginia is for Lovers), The Alexandria Convention and Visitors Bureau (Alexandria, VA) and the Norfolk International Airport. Before that, Yanick was vice president of communications for bvk and sister Hispanic marketing agency bvkMeka. Throughout her tenure, she oversaw marketing efforts for the Couples Resorts group in Jamaica, The Excellence Resorts group in Mexico and Dominican Republic, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the Suriname Tourism Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (Freeport, Grand Bahama), and the Belize Tourism Board serving as the Director of Marketing & Industry Relations.
In 2018, Yanick received Vegas, Inc. magazine’s 40 Under 40 award.
As of 2020, Yanick has been a board member for the Darren Waller Foundation. When not playing tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders, Darren with the help of his board members, raises money to help educate at-risk youth on the dangers of drug addiction as well as to help those addicted with drugs and alcohol with treatment and recovery.
Yanick also serves on the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation campaign steering committee whose mission is to provide support, resources and vocational programs for autistic children and their families in the southern Nevada area.
Yanick has also been a member of the International Association of Women (IAW).
Yanick also has a passion for travel, as well as fitness and loves working out. It’s led her to participate in a few fitness competitions, including the Drug-Free Athletes Coalition, where she made it to their World Finals in 2014.
UNDERSHERIFF CHRISTOPHER DARCY, LVMPD / LVMPD FOUNDATION BOARD EXECUTIVE STAFF LIAISON
With more than 28 years of law enforcement experience, Undersheriff Christopher Darcy currently leads the Law Enforcement Investigations and Support Group at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of leading many diverse divisions and bureaus at LVMPD, including serving as the deputy chief of the Homeland Security Division and the Investigative Services Division, director of the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, and bureau commander of the Major Violators Central Narcotics Bureau, Gang/Narcotics Crimes Bureau, and the Internal Affairs Bureau.
Working in close partnership with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal, state, and local agencies, Assistant Sheriff Darcy has built important relationships for LVMPD in order to help make the city a safer place for all members of the community.
Undersheriff Sheriff Darcy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Shippensburg University and a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 232nd Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Development Course.
ORLANDO DE CASTROVERDE, PARTNER, DE CASTROVERDE LAW GROUP
Mr. De Castroverde is a Las Vegas attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. He is a partner at De Castroverde Law Group, which he founded with his brother, Alex, in 2005. Along with being a LVMPD Foundation board member, Orlando is active in the Southern Nevada community, serving as a member of the Nevada Justice Association’s membership committee and as a Guardian of Justice. He supports the Dave Rice Foundation, UNLV athletics, the UNLV Rebel Girls, and the Lindsay Bennett Memorial, a local charity named after the late UNLV Rebel Girl that is dedicated to deterring drunk driving.
JAMES “JIM” FERRENCE, PRESIDENT, CONSILI, INC.
Jim Ferrence, President of Consili, Inc., a Las Vegas political consulting firm, has managed the campaigns of some of Nevada’s most prominent figures at the local, state and federal levels. Named a national “Influencer” by Campaigns and Elections magazine, Ferrence has played a key role in Nevada politics since 1994.
His current and former clients include Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioners Susan Brager, Larry Brown, Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Mary Beth Scow, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Ron Parraguirre, Henderson City Councilmen Sam Bateman and John Marz, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin, Boulder City Mayor Rod Woodbury, former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and former Sheriffs Doug Gillespie and Bill Young.
Providing advocacy and guidance in the political arena, Ferrence serves such diverse Government affairs clients as the College of Southern Nevada, Waste Logistics Nevada, Kalish Environmental, Showtime Tours and Stations Casinos.
Aside from politics, Ferrence has a strong history of public service in the southern Nevada community. He served as a Director for the Boulder City Museum and Historical Society, a Director for Habitat for Humanity – Las Vegas, a Director for Clinics in Schools, as a Trustee for the Boulder Dam Museum and Historical Association, Co-Founder of the Coaches v. Cancer Las Vegas Gala, a member of the Nevada State College Founding Committee and as a member of the Boulder City Planning Commission. In 2017 Ferrence joined the LVMPD Foundation Board of Directors.
DEIRDRE FIKE, VICE PRESIDENT OF INVESTIGATIONS & INTELLIGENCE, MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
Deirdre Fike serves as Vice President of Investigations and Intelligence in Corporate Security at MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, Nevada. In this role, Ms. Fike sets the strategy for the leadership and management of enterprise investigations. She oversees Internal, Fraud and Cyber Forensic Investigations, the Workplace Violence Program, Emergency Management, Strategic Intelligence, and the Global Security Operations Center.
Ms. Fike previously served as the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of Corporate Security at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California.
Ms. Fike joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1989 and served 28 years before retiring as Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office with responsibility for the overall functionality of the office and all criminal and national security operations in seven counties in Southern California. Ms. Fike served as a Senior Executive in her roles as the Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage, Alaska Field Office and at FBI Headquarters as an Inspector in Charge, where she was responsible for leading teams conducting global on-site inspections to evaluate efficiencies and effectiveness in compliance with FBI Policy. Ms. Fike served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Sacramento Field Office leading the integration of intelligence functions with operations and served as on-site Commander for the SWAT Team. She served as a field supervisor for Health Care Fraud, Public Corruption and Civil Rights investigations. As a Special Agent, she investigated a variety of federal violations to include kidnappings, bank robberies, extortions, and serial homicides with the Behavioral Science Unit. Ms. Fike is a trained crisis negotiator.
Ms. Fike was awarded the Presidential Rank Award in 2017.
Ms. Fike serves on the Executive Working Group of the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council and is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security. Ms. Fike earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
BRENT GARDNER, SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER, FASHION SHOW LAS VEGAS
Brent Gardner is the Senior General Manager for Fashion Show Las Vegas. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Brent attended Purdue University where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in Selling and Sales Management. Brent pursued his career in retail real estate management thereafter and has been privileged to work at numerous shopping centers spanning thirteen cities across the southern United States from Los Angeles, California to Orlando, Florida. Brent and his wife Christina moved to Las Vegas in 2018 and in 2020 welcomed their first child, Josephine. Brent received his MBA from UNLV in November 2020 and looks forward to further cementing his roots in our wonderful community.
TOM LETIZIA, PRESIDENT, LETIZIA AGENCY
Tom Letizia started his broadcasting career in 1970 as a disc jockey in Anchorage, Alaska where he became a newscaster and then a play-by-play sports announcer at a 50,000-watt radio station. In 1971 Tom moved to Las Vegas to further his radio career before shifting to TV as an advertising consultant, TV host and creative advisor. He was just 24 years old when he opened his advertising and public relations business. During his career Letizia has represented some of the most successful businesses in Las Vegas and throughout the nation. He managed all of Mayor Oscar Goodman’s campaigns and two campaigns for Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Letizia’s 44 years of experience in working in the media has helped him become one of the most respected media advisors in the region. He joined the LVMPD Foundation Board in 2014.
LORI MENDENHALL, DIRECTOR, LAS VEGAS PAVING CORP.
Lori Mendenhall is a director with Las Vegas Paving Corp., Nevada’s top-heavy civil construction company, founded by her father Robert L. Mendenhall in 1958. She is a life-long resident of Las Vegas and serves on the Board of Trustees of the UNLV Foundation. The Mendenhall Family are proud supporters of LVMPD.
RANDY MILLER, OWNER & OPERATOR, LONGHORN HOTEL AND CASINO
Randy Miller and his family came to Las Vegas in 1960, and he’s been here ever since.
A graduate of LVHS in 1968, he attended NSU (now known as UNLV). He was a member of the Nevada Army Guard and joined the Clark County Sheriff’s Department (LVMPD) when he turned 21.
He had the honor of training the first female patrol officers hired by the Department and continued as a field training officer for several years. While with the training squad, he became a sniper in one of the first SWAT teams assembled by the Department. Eventually, he was assigned to the intelligence division and was a member of a team known as “Task Force,” where among other assignments, he worked undercover in several operations, including setting up fencing operations to buy stolen property from known criminals. He was sent to a blackjack dealers’ school undercover and auditioned and hired a blackjack dealer in a downtown casino center to infiltrate shylock and drug operations run by the mafia.
His experience in law enforcement and gaming got him recruited by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he worked as an enforcement agent and undercover operative infiltrating cheating teams.
After his law enforcement career, he was hired on the Strip as security, surveillance, and internal control director and became a licensed polygraph examiner.
A public company recruited him to become president of a slot route that operated more than 5000 machines in more than 500 locations throughout Nevada. After nearly a decade at that position, he began acquiring and building gaming establishments in Las Vegas, Mesquite, Louisiana, and Missouri.
Miller currently owns and operates 15 restricted and non-restricted operations in Nevada, including taverns, casinos, and a hotel/casino. He served on the Clark County Planning Commission for six years and currently serves as an Honorary Commander in the Nellis Support Team. His interests and hobbies are rodeos, golf, flying, and Harley’s.
ARMON MILLS, DIRECTOR, GENERAL MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS CONSULTING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, CBIZ MHM, LLC
Armon Mills is a Director in the Irvine office of CBIZ with a focus on General Management, Business Consulting and Community Relations.
Armon has over 20 years of Public Accounting experience as an Auditor and was a managing partner in St. Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis with a previous National CPA firm.
Armon spent over 30 years publishing local Business Journals and was President & Chief Operating Officer of a Public Company that started and purchased 35 local Business Journals in the United States. He was also the President and Publisher of local Business Journals in Phoenix Arizona, San Jose/Silicon Valley and San Diego California. After 10 years as President and Publisher of the San Diego Business Journal, Armon retired on December 31, 2016, and joined CBIZ in Irvine, California in January 2017. He continues to have the title of Publisher Emeritus of the San Diego Business Journal.
Armon has been very active in local communities and is a Life Member of the San Diego Holiday Bowl. He continues to serve on the board of the San Diego University Club and is Director Emeritus of the San Diego Police Foundation.
Armon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas.
NAMI ONEDA, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, THE GRATITUDE PROJECT
Nami Oneda is the Founder and President of The Gratitude Project and author of Dog Teams of the LVMPD K9. Although Nami has been pursuing a career as a fitness professional since 2008, she always had a passion to volunteer and donate to various causes, especially those relating to first responders, military, veterans, and K9 units. Some of the multiple charities she has supported are USO, Mission K9 Rescue, US Vets, Wounded Warrior Project, Canine Companions for Independence, and Injured Police Officers Fund.
After founding The Gratitude Project from the aftermath of 1 October, Nami launched the Hidden Heroes Gala for the LVMPD Foundation in 2018. In 2019, The Gratitude Project was honored to collaborate with the Foundation to officially launch the annual Hidden Heroes Gala of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation. Nami looks forward to working with her fellow Board of Directors to further expand their mission to honor and thank our heroes who protect and serve our communities.
LORA PICINI, SR. VP of DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & TALENT, EVERI
Lora Picini is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management at Everi, a leader in the gaming equipment and financial technology services industries and headquartered in Las Vegas. In her role, Lora oversees Human Resources for this growing company, with a focus on elevating engagement and inclusion for all.
Prior to joining Everi, Lora worked at Caesars Entertainment for 15 years, initially serving in the Legal Department in various roles including Chief Counsel, Regional Operations for the Nevada market, before moving over to serve as Vice President of Equity, Strategic Policy & Regulatory Affairs in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department. In her most recent role at Caesars, she led an initiative to increase female representation in management and also led the Anti-Human Trafficking Working Group of the CSR Coalition of the Nevada Resort Association. Prior to arriving in Las Vegas in 2004, Lora served as General Counsel for ValueOptions, a managed mental health care company in the Washington, D.C. area, and held other in-house counsel and law firm positions in the health care field in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, California.
Lora currently serves on the Board of Directors of ImpactNV, the leading social, economic and environmental sustainability alliance for Nevada, on the Steering Committee of Million Women Mentors Nevada (a network founded to advance women and girls in STEM education and careers), and is a Member of the Nevada Policy Council on Human Trafficking.
NINA RADETICH, CHIEF STORYTELLER, ALDERUS MORTGAGE
Nina Radetich is the Chief Storyteller for Alderus Mortgage, overseeing marketing and communications for a company that helps people obtain the dream of homeownership.
Before joining Alderus, Nina served as Vice President of Marketing and Development for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. Nina spent almost two decades as the evening news anchor at the NBC & ABC affiliates in Las Vegas.
When she’s not working, Nina enjoys time with her husband, Jack, her son, Brady, and their two rescue dogs, Roxy and Cash.
KIMBERLY SHAW, PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIGNITY HEALTH ST. ROSE DOMINICAN SAN MARTIN
Kim started her career in nursing after being inspired by nurses with the premature birth of her first child. She initially went to school to become an LVN and later went back to school as a single parent of 3 children to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She is proud that she was the first person in her family to receive a college degree. She has broad nursing experience including Neonatal Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization, Adult Critical Care and Emergency Room. She started the Pediatric Cardiac Interventional program at Memorial Hermann Hospital, a Level 1 trauma, 1200 bed hospital in the Texas Medical Center. In 2004, she relocated to Colorado and took a position at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs as the Director of Critical Care and Cardiology Services where she developed a Cardiovascular Service line that continues to flourish today.
In 2008, Kim earned her MBA from Texas Women’s University, with a focus in healthcare. She then accepted a position as Director of Critical Care Services/Interim Chief Nursing Officer at St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital. It was here that she oversaw and directed all start-up functions from construction planning to opening-day operations for a new hospital.
In 2010, she joined Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center, in Redding, California as Director of Cardiac and Stroke Services. Two years later she was appointed Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive Officer.
In 2017 Kim accepted the role of Chief Operations Officer for Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus. She oversaw the day to day operations of a 326 bed hospital that includes a Level 3 trauma center. In 2019, she became President and CEO of St. Rose San Martín.
Kim currently serves on the board of YND (Your Nevada Doctors) and the Board of Directors for the Nevada Hospital Association. She has also been on the Executive Board for the American Heart Association. Kim is an advocate for women’s issues including domestic violence and human trafficking. While in California, Kim and her husband Neil competed in the Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style to raise money and awareness on domestic violence for One Safe Place where they won Judge’s Choice Award. She also hosted a city wide human trafficking awareness campaign showing the documentary “Nefarious” at the Cascade Theater. Kim was recently recognized by Las Vegas Inc. 2021 Women Inspiring Nevada for how she supported her team at the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OLIVIA J. SMITH, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, HEALTH PLAN OF NEVADA
Olivia J Smith is the Growth and Development Director, Health Plan of NV, United Healthcare. She has a BS in Nursing and over 20 years of experience in medical operations. Her passion to serve the community is evident in her professional and personal roles. As part of the planning and strategic team member, Olivia has worked side by side with nonprofits throughout the state of NV to help development community programs to assist low income families.
For the last four years, Olivia has worked with 11 LVMPD substations Community Oriented Police COP Teams to help drive the community events. She has participated as the one of the key planners with Office of Community Engagement OCE, LVMPD Foundation, and Three Square for annual events like the Back to School Backpack and Turkey Giveaways.
DONNA STANFEL, MBA, VICE PRESIDENT & RETAIL MARKET MANAGER, NEVADA STATE BANK
As a seasoned professional with more than 18 years of banking experience, Donna knows how to lead her teams in meeting the needs of businesses in the unique southern Nevada market. Donna currently manages 9 retail locations in the valley, which entails all daily operations such as human relations, operational integrity, sales efforts, and strategic direction.
Her colleagues assist clients by reviewing their banking relationship to identify their financial needs and goals. At Nevada State Bank the focus is working together to ensure that the needs and goals of our clients are met, whether it’s helping them save money, function more efficiently, or obtain financing. We introduce business owners and entrepreneurs to the wide range of products and services Nevada State Bank offers, including business loans, treasury management products, merchant services, investments, and both business and personal bank accounts.
Donna has played an integral part in the execution of retail business changes in the past 10 years and has represented Nevada State Bank and been the face of its Retail division during enterprise changes and consolidation.
Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in business from UNLV as well as her MBA through the UNLV EMBA program. As a resident of Southern Nevada for over 25 years, she enjoys giving back to the community. For the past 10 years she has coordinated Nevada State Bank’s support of Junior Achievement, including fundraising efforts and volunteer activities. Donna is also a Las Vegas Leadership Alumna, which expands her reach and connection with other leaders in the community.
JUDY STOKEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY STRATEGY, NV ENERGY
Judy Stokey serves as Vice President of Government and Community Strategy for NV Energy, Nevada’s largest electric utility. In this capacity, she oversees government relations for both northern and southern Nevada as well as the company’s community relations initiatives.
She plays an integral role on the NV Energy Foundation Board, which provides funding to Nevada Organizations that support education, the environment, youth development, arts and multicultural outreach and health and human services.
She began her career with NV Energy more than 35 years ago. Through the years, she advanced in various departments of the company, including system planning and operations, resource planning, regulatory, communications, public policy and, finally, government and community relations. Her vast experience in the utility industry makes her a vital source of information for lawmakers and business leaders at the federal, state and local levels and a key member of the NV Energy team.
JAMIE L. THALGOTT, SHAREHOLDER, BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK
Jamie Thalgott has served as a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP since 2019. A Las Vegas local, Jamie grew up in Downtown Las Vegas until she ventured off to Washington D.C. to attend Georgetown University. Upon graduation in 2007, she then left for Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University where she earned a Juris Doctor degree.
In 2010, Jamie moved back to her hometown of Las Vegas to clerk for Judge James Mahan in the U.S. District Court and shortly after, she then began her career at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP. In 2016, Jamie accepted an offer to work for the City Attorney’s Office in Henderson and spent almost four years representing the Planning Commission and assisting the Community Development & Services, Governmental Affairs, Property Management and Redevelopment Departments. She later returned to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP as a shareholder, focusing on real estate, land use and development work. Her significant other is a LVMPD detective at the Northwest Area Command station and her dedication to the Valley makes her a great addition to the LVMPD Foundation.
WALT A. WALTERS, PRESIDENT, TRINITY SECURITY SERVICES
Walter Walters is founder and president of Trinity Security and Services and a developer and businessman for over 40 years. Walters has been a leader in providing affordable housing in California and Nevada, and he has played a vital role assisting businesses, law enforcement, and concerned residents in rebuilding their communities.
Walters has served on the City of Las Vegas Chronic Nuisance Advisory Committee, Downtown Business Operators Council, and was Chairman of the Gateway Community Association. Walt has served on various faith-based committees throughout Las Vegas
He has been recognized for his community efforts by the City of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for his efforts supporting law enforcement efforts, in reduction of criminal activity in underserved areas.
In addition, Walters signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees at the age of 17 years old, and played in the Yankees organization for 7 years, before retiring due to a shoulder injury.
EARL WHITE, DIRECTOR, TRINITY SECURITY SERVICES
Earl White is the director of Trinity Security Services since 2008 and has over 40 years of public, private, business and housing experience. Earl has always been active in his communities from Compton California to Downtown Las Vegas. He works with neighborhood and faith-based organizations to help reduce crime and violence, create economic opportunities, and revitalize low income communities.
He has served as the Chairman of the Las Vegas Federal Weed and Seed program. Among the awards he has received the LVMPD Downtown Citizen of the Year, Southern Nevada Peace Maker of the Year and City of Las Vegas Citizen of the Month.
RICHARD S. WORTHINGTON, PRESIDENT AND COO, THE MOLASKY GROUP OF COMPANIES
Richard S. Worthington has served as President & Chief Operating Officer for Paradise Development Company and The Molasky Group of Companies since 1998. Worthington is responsible for providing leadership and management to the overall operations of a highly diversified and prolific family-owned real estate firm that has been at the forefront of the industry for more than 67 years.
During his tenure as president of the company, Worthington has initiated or completed construction on more than $2 billion in projects including 3000 multi-family units, 1.1 million SF of retail, 2 million RSF of Class-A office space, the 84-unit-$145 million Park Towers luxury condominium project, 17-story Molasky Corporate Center- Nevada’s largest LEED Gold certified office building, $40 million in aviation facilities, a 400-bed re-entry facility for the Nevada Department of Corrections as well as a 1,078-bed detention center which the company leases to Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Meet the Staff
TOM KOVACH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARY BALLINGER, VOLUNTEER RELATIONS COORDINATOR
FLOR BERNAL, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCE
MARK CHOW, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
JENNIFER JENNINGS, RETAIL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
LINDA KENNEDY, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
JENNY MCOMIE, BOOKKEEPER
PAMELA PUPPEL, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
DEE RANSOME, GIFT ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
NICOLE SEMAIA, ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
CORINNE SPITZER, DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
LISA TOMLIN-KURR, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
BROOKE TUERKE, EVENTS COORDINATOR
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