Governing Board

Dr. Trudy Larson, Chair - Professor and Dean, UNR School of Community Health Science (Retired) 

Chris Bosse, Treasurer - Chief Government Relations Officer, Renown Health

Sherry Watson-Lawler, Secretary - Director, Quality & Patient Safety, UCLA

Bill Welch, Past Chair - CEO, Nevada Hospital Association


Brian Kleven - Nevada Market Chief Financial Officer Dignity Health/St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Claude Wise - CEO, Valley Hospital Medical Center

Jan Jones Blackhurst - Board of Directors, Caesars Entertainment and former City of Las Vegas Mayor

Dr. John Packham - Associate Dean/Office of Statewide Initiatives University of Nevada, Reno

Karen Rubel - President/CEO, Nathan Adelson Hospice

Mason VanHouweling - CEO, University Medical Center

Patricia Allen - President, Health Strategies Inc.

Dr. Sebastian Giwa, PhD - Serial Biotech Founder and CEO, Sylvatica Biotech

Stephen Corrigan Rayhill, MD, FACS - Transplant Surgeon, University of Washington

Blayne Osborne - President, Nevada Rural Hospital Partners

Marc Kahn - Dean, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

Vince Variale - CEO, North Vista Hospital

Todd Sklamberg - CEO, Sunrise Hospital

Peter Guzman - President & CEO, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce

Advisory Board

Kalpana K. Reddy, MD, Chair - ICU MD, VAMC of Southern Nevada

Gabriela Gregory, MD, Vice Chair - Neurologist, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center

Phillip Ruiz, MD, PHD, FAST, Secretary - Medical Director, Nevada Donor Network


Courtney Kaplan - Director of Business Development Covenant Hospice and Palliative Care & Heroic Donor Mom

Christine A. Quartuccio-Carran, DO, FAAFP - Valley Health System, Associate Program Director (Family Medicine Residency Program) & Heroic Donor Mom

Dave Tyrell - Transplant Administrator/Clinical Director For University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Center For Transplantation

Denise Valdez - 8 News Now, Journalist

Guang Tsai, MD - Anesthesiologist, Summit Anesthesia

John H. Nielson, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Martin Mlezcko - Deputy Chief, Nevada Department of Public Safety

Melissa Cipriano - Executive Director, Children's Heart Foundation

Peter DeBry, MD - Ophthalmologist, Nevada Eye Surgery

Rajy Rouweyha, MD - Eye Bank Medical Director, Nevada Donor Network

Sheldon Paul, MD, FACOG - Obstetrician-Gynecologist, WHASN

Sunil Patel, MD - Transplant Surgeon, University Medical Center

Emily Davies, D.O. - Pediatric Intensivist, Children's Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center