Governing Board

Bill Welch, Chair - CEO, Nevada Hospital Association

Chris Bosse, Treasurer - VP Healthcare Finance & Government Relations, Renown Health

Esther-Marie Carmichael, ASCP, PHM, CLS, Secretary - Transplant Quality Expert, Keck Hospital of USC Transplant Institute

Todd Sklamberg, Past Chair - CEO, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center


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

Kathy Silver, BS, MBA, FACHE, FHFMA - President, Culinary Health Fund (Retired)

Mason VanHouweling - CEO, University Medical Center

Patricia Allen - President, Health Strategies Inc.

Sebastian Giwa, PhD - CEO, Sylvatica Biotech

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

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

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

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

Meena Vohra, MD, FAAP - Pediatrician, UMC Children’s Hospital of Nevada

Melissa Cipriano - Executive Director, Children's Heart Foundation

Paul Chestovich, MD - Assistant Professor, UNLV School of Medicine; Trauma Surgeon, University Medical Center

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