Bruce McAnnany joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in August 2010 and currently serves as board chair. For over forty years, Bruce held many human services positions, including: teaching, direct services, program administration, as well as 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 assistance. After retiring as the deputy administrator of the Nevada Division for Aging Services after thirteen years of service, Bruce served on numerous national, state and local boards and commissions. Currently, 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
Mark Olson joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in 2015, having recently retired as senior vice president of human resources of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Mark oversaw a 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, Mark spent nearly 18 years with the White House Communications Agency where he held various personnel, administrative, security, and communications positions during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Mark is also a member of several professional organizations related to human resources and labor relations. He is a leader in several community organizations including the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and One Nevada Credit Union. Currently, Mark Olson is the chair of the Nevada HAND HR/Compensation Committee and serves on the Governance Committee.
Kenneth Ladd joined Nevada HAND’s board of directors in 2016. Kenneth has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial banking industry, serving as executive vice president and 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 his personal mission to promote financial literacy throughout the community. To this end he has served, and continues to serve, in executive and leadership roles on several boards and foundations including Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and Desert Research Institute Foundation. Kenneth’s background includes serving in the U.S. Army (Reserves) as a commissioned officer, demonstrating strong leadership, instructional, and interpersonal skills. Currently, Kenneth serves on the Nevada HAND Finance Committee and the Housing & Development Committee.
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. In that capacity, Eloiza supervised the Community Development Loan Department, which ensures loans are made to low- and moderate-income citizens. Her 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 of NALA, president for Golden Rule, past president of Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, she is on the executive team for X-Mas in April, is an 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. Currently, Eloiza is the secretary of the Nevada HAND board of directors and is a member of the Governance and HR/Compensation Committees.
Brian L. Maddox joined Nevada HAND’s board of directors in 2014. He is the head of the Nevada office for Clearinghouse (CDFI). Brian 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) program financing. He 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 Community Development Corporation in Massachusetts, he 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. Brian has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in public administration. Currently, Brian serves on the Nevada HAND Finance Committee.
Elaine Spears joined Nevada HAND’s board of directors in 2012. She retired from the hospitality and gaming industry after 20 years in management. Elaine has worked part time for Child Protective Services, Child Haven, and Safe Nest. Since her retirement, she has assumed a leadership role in her community and is respected as an advocate for senior issues. Elaine took the led an effort to the City of Las Vegas to provide a half-mile paved walkway in her neighborhood, allowing seniors with limited mobility to have a safer method to access local shopping. She has also advocated on behalf of residents to obtain 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 currently serves on the Nevada HAND Resident Services Committee
Douglas Bell joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in June 2009. Douglas retired in July 2008 after dedicating 22 years as the manager of the Community Resources Management Department for Clark County, Nev. While serving the county, he had oversight of a multi-jurisdictional CDBG Urban County and HOME Consortium with 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. Douglas 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 his many accomplishments includes obtaining $328 million in federal, state, local and private funds for Clark County. Currently,Douglas chairs the Housing & Development Committee, and is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Patrick J. Sauter, joined Nevada HAND’s board of directors in 2012. Patrick is the managing partner for NAI Sauter Companies. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration–real estate finance, and became managing partner in 2011. Patrick specialized in the sale of multi-family investments in Las Vegas and was instrumental in the sale of over 15,000 units and over $1 billion of investment real estate. He 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. Currently, Patrick serves on the Nevada HAND Housing & Development and Finance Committees.
Adrienne Cox joined Nevada HAND’s board of directors in 2013, after serving as an advisor to the board the previous two years. Adrienne is retired from Clark County as assistant director for the Department of Juvenile Justice. She has over two decades’ experience in mediating community, business, and child welfare issues and brings a rich background in human services working with children, youth, and families. Adrienne continues to be involved in a wide variety of community and humanitarian projects on local, regional, and international levels. This includes the planning and implementation of programs to eradicate polio in India, and the development of clean water construction in the Yucatan. Currently, Adrienne chairs the Nevada HAND Resident Services Committee and serves on the Governance Committee.
Victoria ‘Vicky’ VanMeetren joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in 2015. Victoria currently serves as special advisor to the founding dean for community engagement of Roseman University College of Medicine. She holds a nursing degree, bachelor’s in healthcare administration, and an MBA as a three-time UNLV graduate. Victoria is responsible for building many medical facilities including two new hospitals in Las Vegas (St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus in 2000 and the San Martin Campus in 2006).Victoria 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 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. Currently, Victoria is the chair of the Nevada HAND Governance Committee and serves on the Resident Services Committee.
Danitra Ward joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in 2016. Danitra 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. Danitra 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. Additionally, she is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls to safeguard company assets. She serves on the company Operations Committee which provides operational oversight to all its business units. Danitra has extensive experience in financial and project accounting, and has held accounting positions in real estate development, construction, and broadcasting fields. She is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association and the Institute of Finance and Management. Danitra earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Fresno and earned her master’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix. Currently, Danitra serves on Nevada HAND’s Finance Committee.
Corey D. Moody joined the Nevada HAND board of directors in 2016. He is currently a partner at the CPA firm Bennett & Moody and is active, or has been active, in numerous organizations. These include several 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, and treasurer of the Maroon Tigers Track and Field Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of the United States Track and Field Organization.Corey is an independent associate for pre-paid legal services and continues to mentor young athletes. He graduated with an accounting degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in 1984 and obtained his CPA certificate in 1986. Corey is a licensed CPA in Georgia and Nevada. Currently, Corey chairs Nevada HAND’s Audit & Risk Committee and is a member of the Resident Services Committee.