About us

Our Leadership Team

Founder & President

Founder & President

Michael Mullin is the Founder and President of Nevada HAND, in operation since 1993. Prior to founding Nevada HAND, Mr. Mullin spent 14 years as a residential and commercial real estate broker with Prudential Americana Group Realtors, the largest real estate company in Nevada. Mr. Mullin specialized in the disposition of real estate owned properties and transacted over $90 million in real estate sales. Mr. Mullin is a graduate of the Builder’s Institute (GBI) offered by the Lied Institute of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He has served as Chair of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council to the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Mullin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Housing Partnership Network, a member-driven collaborative of 100 of the nation’s leading nonprofit developers and lenders.

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Margaret ‘Peg’ Freman, is responsible for the planning, budgeting and management of organizational strategy and direction, including the long-term financial growth and sustainability of Nevada HAND and its affiliate companies. Ms. Freman also oversees the development and implementation of technology programs, organizational policies, procedures and reporting systems. She joined Nevada HAND in 2002. Ms. Freman has over 30 years in accounting, finance, IT and corporate administration, beginning her career at Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Nevada HAND she served as Chief Financial Officer for several organizations including Houlihan, Lokey, Howard and Zukin, Inc. and On Stage Entertainment, Inc. Ms. Freman holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington where she graduated with honors. She received her certification as a CPA from the state of California in 1982.

Executive Vice President of HAND Construction Company

Executive Vice President of HAND Construction Company

Robert ‘Bob’ Feibleman oversees all of Nevada HAND’s construction activities, as well as design, engineering and entitlement processing. He joined Nevada HAND in 1998. Mr. Feibleman has over 30 years of construction and development experience. Prior to joining Nevada HAND, Mr. Feibleman was the Construction Manager for Pacific Harbor Capital (PHC). Mr. Feibleman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Finance with a minor study in Architecture from the University of Oregon. He has held general contractor licenses in California, Oregon and Nevada.

 

Vice President of Asset Management

Vice President of Asset Management

Kathy Carpenter is responsible for maximizing returns and property values for the owners and investors of Nevada HAND properties. She joined Nevada HAND as Controller in 2011.  Ms. Carpenter has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience with companies such as International House of Pancakes, Inc., Cheesecake Factory, Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick LLP and On Stage Entertainment, Inc. Prior to joining Nevada HAND, Ms. Carpenter served as the Controller for Sysco Las Vegas, Inc., a leading distributor of food and restaurant supplies in Southern Nevada and Southern Utah regions. Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah.

Vice President of HAND Senior Living

Vice President of HAND Senior Living

Robert Colbert is responsible for the planning and operations of two affordable assisted living facilities:  Silver Sky and Silver Sky at Deer Springs.  He joined Nevada HAND in 2012.  Mr. Colbert has 12 years of experience in the senior living industry.  Before joining Nevada HAND, Mr. Colbert served as the Regional Director of Clinical Services for Bonaventure Senior Living as well as the Regional Director of Quality and Clinical Services for Assisted Living Concepts.  Mr.  Colbert has provided both clinical and operational oversight in numerous senior living communities in the Western United States.  Mr. Colbert holds a Bachelors’ of Science in Social Services from Portland State University and a nursing degree from the Cleveland Clinic Huron School of Nursing.  Mr. Colbert is a registered nurse in the State of Nevada as well as a licensed Residential Facility Administrator.

Vice President of Human Resources

Vice President of Human Resources

Karen Whiteley oversees all human resources functions to align with business strategies and organizational culture. She joined Nevada HAND in 2012. Ms. Whiteley has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and hotel operations. Before joining Nevada HAND, Ms. Whiteley was Vice President of Human Resources at the Rio All Suite Casino Hotel, Station Casinos and at the Palms Casino Resort. She has also served as a Talent Management consultant with Rapport Leadership International. Ms. Whiteley attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she pursued a degree in Business Management.

Vice President of Resource Development

Vice President of Resource Development

Lucy Klinkhammer oversees community relations, fundraising, and communications. She joined Nevada HAND in 2016. Ms. Klinkhammer’s professional background includes over 25 years in nonprofit management, fundraising and community relations. Her experience includes capital, annual and major giving campaigns; event planning; communications; leadership roles with start-up programs. Prior to joining HAND, Klinkhammer served as VP for Development at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Associate VP for Community Relations for The Lincy Institute at UNLV, and Associate VP for Development Operations and Corporate Secretary for the UNLV Foundation. She has held leadership positions with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Las Vegas Chapter. Ms. Klinkhammer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is an active member of the UNLV Alumni Association.

Vice President of Resident Services

Vice President of Resident Services

Kevin Sharps is responsible for the development and implementation of supportive services to Nevada HAND’s residents with a focus on providing programming that enhances economic stability, supports success in school, promotes healthy lifestyles, and encourages community engagement. Mr. Sharps joined Nevada HAND in 2017, and brings a wealth of experience in non-profit leadership, with a career dedicated to improving the lives of homeless, low-income, and affordable housing populations. Mr. Sharps earned his B.A. at the University of Georgia and his Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Controller

Controller

Megan Schimick is responsible for the financial and accounting reporting of the organization. She joined Nevada HAND in 2016. Ms. Schimick has over 16 years of accounting and finance experience, beginning her career with Kafoury, Armstrong & Co. Prior to joining Nevada Hand, Ms. Schimick served as a Partner with Eide Bailly LLP overseeing the Las Vegas tax department. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major emphasis in accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. She is a CPA licensed in the state of Nevada.

Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology

Julie Chang oversees the planning, organizing, project coordination and execution of all the functions related to Information Technology (IT). Ms. Chang served as Nevada HAND’s IT Consultant since 2004 and joined Nevada HAND in 2007. She was responsible for implementing the organization’s first IT department. Ms. Chang has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Throughout her career she has held numerous IT roles for various companies including Goldman Sachs and Avon Products, Inc. Ms. Chang attended Queens College and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York of Old Westbury.

Director of Real Estate Development

Director of Real Estate Development

David Paull oversees the development and analysis of financial and economic data for Nevada HAND’s affordable housing portfolio. He joined Nevada HAND in 2011. Mr. Paull has more than 10 years of experience in financial analysis and real estate acquisitions, budgeting and forecasting. Before joining Nevada HAND he served as Senior Financial Analyst for Bixby Land Company in Irvine, CA, where he led more than $800 million in office and industrial property acquisitions. Mr. Paull holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Concordia University.

Director of Property Management

Director of Property Management

Scott Morehouse  oversees the management and operations of Nevada HAND’s Property Management Department. This includes directly monitoring all property management activities of the organization to ensure success through effective use of staff resources, operational and capital budgets, contract procurement and oversight, regulatory compliance, and the consistent delivery of Nevada HAND’s mission to improve lives. His background includes more than 30 years of experience in Property Management, Customer Service, Facilities and Maintenance/Construction management. Mr. Morehouse joined Nevada HAND in 2011 serving as the Director of Facilities for HAND Senior Living and then Director of Maintenance and Safety for HAND Property Management. Prior to joining Nevada HAND, Mr. Morehouse served as the Facilities and Property Management Administrator for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Mark Zellmer oversees the development and production of print and electronic communication materials for both internal and external audiences, along with the development and implementation of social media strategies to disseminate organizational messaging. Mr. Zellmer joined Nevada HAND in 2013 as Director of Resident Services, transitioning to Communications in 2016. Mr. Zellmer brings more than 20 years of experience providing and managing community nonprofit services for a variety of target populations and service types. Prior to joining Nevada HAND, Mr. Zellmer served as the Director of Senior Services for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Morningside College.