About us

Board of Directors

The Nevada HAND Board of Directors is an active group of industry experts and community advocates, each serving on one or more of our working board committees; Finance, Governance, HR & Compensation, Housing & Development, Audit & Risk Management, and Resident Services. We are grateful for the contribution of their unique talents and rich insights to guide the strategic direction and supporting the mission of Nevada HAND.
Chairman

Chairman

Bruce McAnnany joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in August 2010 and serves as board chair. Prior to joining HAND, McAnnany had forty years in human services positions, including: teaching, direct services, program administration, planning and program development. Program areas included: senior services, advocacy, social work, residential facility management, rehabilitation services, independent living, transitional services, technology related assistance, and counseling and assistance. McAnnany retired as the Deputy Administrator of the Nevada Division for Aging Services after thirteen years of service. He has served on numerous national, state and local boards and commissions. Bruce McAnnany chairs the Nevada HAND Board of Directors and supports the board as an active participant in all board committees.

Chair Elect / Vice Chairman

Chair Elect / Vice Chairman

Mark Olson joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in 2015, and has recently retired as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Olson oversaw the full spectrum of human resources services for more than 900 full and part time employees of the LVCVA. Prior to moving to Las Vegas from Washington D.C. in 1997, Olson spent nearly 18 years with the White House Communications Agency in various personnel, administrative, security, and communications positions during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Currently, Olson is a member of several professional organizations related to human resources and labor relations and is a leader in a number of community organizations such as the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, and One Nevada Credit Union. Mark Olson is the chair of the Nevada HAND HR/Compensation Committee and also serves on the Governance Committee.

Secretary

Secretary

Eloiza Martinez has been serving on Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors since 1994. She is retired with over 25 years of banking experience and served as assistant vice president and community reinvestment officer for Wells Fargo Bank.  Martinez supervised the Community Development Loan Department, which ensures loans are made to low and moderate-income people. Martinez’s community involvement includes: past president and current treasurer for the Latin Chamber of Commerce, president of the NHS of Southern Nevada and current president-elect, NALA, president for Golden Rule, past president of Habitat for Humanity and currently on the executive team, X-Mas in April, election volunteer, Optimist Club-Sunrise Culture, board member for Nevada Micro Enterprise Initiative, director for the Redevelopment Committee for the City of North Las Vegas, and on the advisory board for the Clark County Juvenile Services. Eloiza Martinez is the secretary of the Nevada HAND Board of Directors and is a member of the Governance and HR/Compensation Committees.

Director

Director

Douglas ‘Doug’ Bell joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in June 2009. Bell retired in July of 2008 after dedicating 22 years as the manager of the Community Resources Management Department for Clark County. While serving the county, Bell had oversight of a multi-jurisdictional CDBG Urban County and HOME Consortium and an annual capital and operating budget of $15 million. He coordinated and administered the county’s grant acquisition effort, coordinated county-wide housing and economic development studies, and coordinated Clark County’s Outside Agency Grant Program to the nonprofit community of approximately $5 million annually, and has provided technical assistance to nonprofit and governmental agencies in the areas of grants, affordable housing, minority and women business initiatives, and homeless services. One of Bell’s many accomplishments included obtaining $328 million in federal, state, local and private funds for Clark County. Doug Bell chairs the Housing & Development Committee, and is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Director

Director

Adrienne Cox joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2013, after serving as an advisor to the board the previous two years. Cox owns and manages Adrienne Cox Consulting LLC, providing community outreach, conflict resolution, program development & implementation, and meeting facilitation to over a dozen clients in the public, private, and non-profit arenas. She has over two decades experience in mediating community, business, and child welfare issues. Cox brings a rich background in human services working with children, youth, and families, and is retired from Clark County as assistant director for the Department of Juvenile Justice. Cox continues to be involved in a wide-variety of community and humanitarian projects on local, regional and international levels, including the planning and implementation of programs to eradicate polio in India and the development of clean water construction in the Yucatan. Adrienne Cox chairs the Nevada HAND Resident Services Committee and serves on the Governance Committee.

Director

Director

Ken Ladd joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2016.  Ken has over 30 years in the commercial banking industry, serving as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for U.S. Bank. Retired after 30 years, he was once responsible for leadership of 600 banking professionals in a 23 state region.  It is Ladd’s personal mission to promote financial literacy throughout the community. Ladd has served, and continues to serve, on executive and leadership roles on a number of boards and foundations including Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Desert Research Institute Foundation, and more. Ladd’s background includes serving in the U.S. Army (Reserves) as a Commissioned Officer, demonstrating strong leadership, instructional, and interpersonal skills.  Ken Ladd serves on the Nevada HAND Finance Committee and the Housing & Development Committee.

Director

Director

Brian L. Maddox joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2014. He is the head of the Nevada Office for Clearinghouse CDFI. Maddox has over 18 years of community development finance and non-profit management experience and is recognized for his expertise with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) financing. Maddox has worked with both national and regional banks in Nevada, California and Arizona with a particular emphasis on affordable housing development and commercial real estate lending. While working with a Community Development Corporation in Massachusetts, Maddox managed a $2.2 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development University Partnership Grant to help stem blighted conditions in the University Park Neighborhood. In partnership with Clark University, he implemented programs to improve education, small business growth, financial awareness, and housing. Maddox has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Brian Maddox serves on the Nevada HAND Finance Committee.

Director

Director

Corey D. Moody joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in 2016. He is currently a partner at the CPA firm Bennett & Moody. Moody is active or has been active in numerous organizations, including a number of fraternal and athletic organizations; the Georgia Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Atlanta Board of Realtors, on the Board of Directors for Summech Community Development Group, Treasurer of the Maroon Tigers Track and Field Foundation, and is a member of the United States Track and Field Organization. Additionally, he is an independent associate for pre-paid legal services and continues to mentor young athletes. Moody graduated with an accounting degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in 1984 and obtained his CPA certificate in 1986. He is a licensed CPA in Georgia and Nevada. Corey Moody chairs Nevada HAND’s Audit & Risk Committee and is a member of the Resident Services

Director

Director

Patrick J. Sauter joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2012. Sauter is the Managing Partner for NAI Sauter Companies. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of the Arts in Business Administration – Real Estate Finance and became managing partner in 2011. Sauter has specialized in the sale of multi-family investments in Las Vegas and has been instrumental in the sale of over 15,000 units and over $1 Billion of investment real estate. Sauter is also active in community and civic affairs including being a past board member of the Las Vegas YMCA, member of the Southern Nevada Multi-Family Association, Nevada Development Association, UNLV Alumni Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Patrick Sauter serves on the Nevada HAND Housing & Development and Finance Committees.

Director

Director

Elaine Spears joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2012. She retired from the Hospitality and Gaming Industry after 20 years in management. Spears has worked part time for Child Protective Services, Child Haven, and Safe Nest. Since her retirement, Spears has assumed a leadership role in her community and is respected as an advocate for senior issues. Spears took the lead on an effort that led to the City of Las Vegas providing a half-mile paved walkway in her neighborhood, allowing seniors with mobility limitations to have a safer method to access local shopping. Spears also advocated on behalf of local residents to get an accessible city bus stop, which was ultimately realized in December of 2015. Elaine resides in one of Nevada HAND’s senior living communities and serves on the Nevada HAND Resident Services Committee.

 

Director

Director

Victoria ‘Vicky’ VanMeetren joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in 2015. VanMeetren currently serves as Special Advisor to the Founding Dean for Community Engagement of Roseman University College of Medicine.  She holds a nursing degree, BS in Healthcare Administration and an MBA as a three-time UNLV graduate.  She is responsible for building many medical facilities including two new hospitals in Las Vegas (the Siena Campus in 2000 and the San Martin Campus in 2006). VanMeetren is on the Las Vegas Metro Chamber Board, leading the Metro Chamber-Healthcare Committee, and is co-chair of the Leadership Las Vegas Health Day 2016-17.  She is a member of the Nevada State College President’s Council and is a member of the Medical District Board for the downtown Las Vegas development.  She has been recognized as one of the most influential healthcare and businesspeople in Southern Nevada. Vicky VanMeetren is the chair of the Nevada HAND Governance Committee and serves on the Resident Services Committee.

Director

Director

Danitra Ward joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in 2016. She is the Director of Accounting for Marnell Companies and is responsible for managing and administering all accounting activities, obligations and objectives of the Marnell Business Units. Mrs. Ward’s responsibilities include managing day-to-day accounting operations, developing efficient business processes to record and report accounting activity, verifying the integrity and accuracy of financial results, and implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls to safeguard company assets. Ms. Ward serves on the company Operations Committee which provides operational oversight to all business units within the company. Mrs. Ward has extensive experience in Financial and Project Accounting. She has held accounting positions in real estate development, construction and broadcasting fields. Mrs. Ward is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association and the Institute of Finance and Management. Mrs. Ward earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Fresno and earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Danitra Ward serves on Nevada HAND’s Finance Committee.