Why I serve: A vibrant and prosperous community should have safe and comfortable housing for its workforce, no matter their income level. Nevada HAND strives to meet that objective in Southern Nevada. I cannot think of a more important organization to serve, and give, if only a small amount, to the future of our beautiful Valley.
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. Now retired, he was once responsible for leadership of 600 banking professionals in a 23-state region. It is Ken’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. Ken’s background includes serving in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Commissioned Officer, demonstrating strong leadership, instructional, and interpersonal skills. Ken serves on the Finance Committee and the Housing & Development and Executive Committees.
Why I serve: Because I believe that housing is an essential building block of our nation, I am pleased to serve on the Board of Directors as we work with others to increase the supply of affordable housing in our community and nation, creating quality homes with supportive services for our fellow citizens.
Douglas ‘Doug’ Bell joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in June 2009. Doug 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, Doug 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 chairs the Housing & Development Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Management and Executive Committees.
Why I serve: I serve on the Board to support the phenomenal work that I have personally witnessed for two decades. The construction and maintenance of lovely apartment homes for income-qualified seniors and families is a remarkable contribution to the Las Vegas Valley and the thousands of residents who live with us. Nevada HAND’s tagline, “More Than a Home” is amplified in the services offered to residents to enrich their lives and help provide financial stability.
Adrienne Cox joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2013. Adrienne 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. Adrienne brings a rich background in human services working with children, youth, and families, and is retired from Clark County, Nevada as assistant director for the Department of Juvenile Justice. She continues to be involved in a wide variety of community and humanitarian projects, including the planning and implementation of programs to eradicate polio in India and the development of clean water construction in the Yucatan. Adrienne chairs the Resident Services Committee and serves on the Governance and Executive Committees.
Why I serve: I serve on the board to provide assistance to Nevada HAND, based on my work and life experiences. I am extremely excited with the organization’s in-house assistance to the residents – those working, as well as retirees.
Earline Lovelace joined the Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2019. She is currently a resident at Boulder Pines, a Nevada HAND property. Earline retired in December of 2016 from Randa Accessories after 17 years in various IT positions from systems analyst, IT support, and director. She has a total of 40 years in IT experience at various companies working as a computer operator, programmer, telecommunication technician, building and repairing desktop computers, and providing system support for computers. Earline has extensive experience on IBM midrange servers, which included developing software, system software upgrades and conversions, and IT personnel training. She received her college education from Prairie State College and the Robert Dawson Chicago City College. She also holds certificates from IBM training classes for RPG programming, as well as ROLM PBX Telecommunications. Earline currently serves on the Housing, Finance, and Executive Committees.
Why I serve: I’m proud to be a board member of Nevada HAND because we provide assistance in places where others don’t. We strive to make a difference in communities of Nevada, now more than ever when everyone could use a helping hand.
Samuel (Sam) Loya is a sales and marketing professional with Lotus Broadcasting with over 18 years of broadcast and media sales experience. Sam is a native of Las Vegas who is passionate about contributing to the community and volunteers for multiple causes. For over more than a decade, he has been an active member of the Mexican Patriotic Committee and the Latin Chamber of Commerce. Through his efforts, the Mexican Patriotic Committee produced several successful events to highlight Hispanic culture to the Las Vegas community. In addition to being a recognized and awarded manager, Sam is involved with events throughout the Valley, including the Downtown Grand Prix and Tigres de Norte. Sam Loya joined the Nevada HAND board of directors as an advisor in 2014 and became a Board Member in 2019. He serves on the Resident Services Committee.
Why I serve: I am proud to be on the board for Nevada HAND because they are so diversified and help so many people. I personally love interacting with and helping to support many of the residents.
Candace Rosiak joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2020. She moved to Las Vegas in 1996 after living in Wisconsin, where she had been working for a large Milwaukee law firm for about 14 years. After moving to Las Vegas, she worked in Property Management as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager for eight years before transferring to Sunrise Hospital in 2004, where she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer. In 2006, she began her tenure with the Valley Health System, holding various administrative positions, including Executive Assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer of Summerlin Hospital and the Valley Health System University Coordinator; she retired in 2016. Candace served as the Director of her condominium association in Wisconsin, worked as the Secretary for SNSHET (Southern Nevada Society of Hospital Education and Training), and collaborated with the March of Dimes on its Nurse of the Year programs. Candice serves on the Governance 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. He 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. Patrick 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 serves on the Housing & Development and Finance Committees.
Why I serve: Affordable housing is a lynchpin to our city’s vibrant future. I’m honored to serve Nevada Hand given its history in providing such a valuable resource to our community, and the critical role it will play in producing the future our city deserves.
Terry A. Shirey serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. and Executive Vice President of Zions Bancorporation. Named President and CEO in January 2017, Terry formerly served as CFO for six years before being named President and COO in September 2014. Terry oversees all five banking lines of business – retail, real estate, small business, commercial, and private banking – as well as all bank operations in Nevada. Terry holds a CPA certificate and has been in the financial industry since 1995, with the majority of his career spent managing finance and operations for major banks and bank holding companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a trustee of the College of Southern Nevada and is a past chairman of the Nevada Bankers Association. Terry serves on the Finance Committee.
Why I serve: My experience with aging in place has encouraged my continued support to Nevada HAND and its board.
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 lead in 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. She also advocated on behalf of local residents to get an accessible city bus stop. Elaine resides in one of Nevada HAND’s senior living communities and serves on the Resident Services Committee.
Why I serve: Shelter is a fundamental human right, but it’s a right that is not always available to our fellow human beings. Nevada HAND does something about that.
Bruce Spotleson joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2019. Bruce is the current Vice President of Fund and Partner Development for The Neon Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of Las Vegas through its most iconic art forms – historic neon signs. Previously, he served as Director of Corporate Partnerships at Vegas PBS and Group Publisher for Greenspun Media Group. He has served as Publisher of both the Las Vegas Business Press and Vegas Inc., two publications focused specifically on the Southern Nevada business community. Before relocating to Southern Nevada in 1996, he was Publisher of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Bruce was the 2014 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of its Business Council and is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas class of 1999. Bruce serves on the Finance Committee.
Why I serve: In school we learned that Maslow’s hierarchy of needs starts with the very basic physiological need of air, food, and shelter. Having some small part in giving people a home…changes the very framework of their potential for justice.
Victoria ‘Vicky’ VanMeetren joined the Nevada HAND Board of Directors in 2015. Vicky 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 hospitals in Las Vegas (the Siena Campus in 2000 and the San Martin Campus in 2006). Vicky is on the Las Vegas Metro Chamber Board, leading the Metro Chamber Healthcare Committee, and has co-chaired Leadership Las Vegas’ Health Day. 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 is the chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Resident Services Committee.
Why I serve: When I moved here from Chicago, all the residents at my property welcomed me as one of their own and did not treat me as an outsider. It is part of my nature to do unto others. Serving on the board of Nevada HAND is me showing how much I care about my home and doing unto others.
Marie Wilson joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2020. She retired from her role as a Safety Operator for Yellow Cab Transportation Services after working in customer service and dispatching for 11 years. After her retirement, Marie relocated to Las Vegas and has become a leader and advocate in her community. She resides in Nevada HAND’s Rose Gardens Senior Apartments and helps to foster a collaborative community by volunteering for Rose Gardens’ welcoming committee and participating in group engagement activities, like chair fitness and commodity distribution. In addition, she is in training with Jewish Family Services to become a foster grandparent for the Clark County School District. Marie serves on the Resident Services Committee.
Why I serve: I am so proud to be included in the founding of Nevada HAND, as we truly believe and comply with our mission and vision statements. Our board members have proven the success of this great organization and have helped guide it where it is today.
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. Eloiza supervised the Community Development Loan Department, which ensures loans are made to low and moderate-income people. Her community involvement includes past president and treasurer for the Latin Chamber of Commerce, past president of the NHS of Southern Nevada and NALA, past president of Habitat for Humanity, 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 is the first board member emerita of the Nevada HAND Board of Directors.
Board Advisors are community leaders and stakeholders who bring their special insights and expertise to Nevada HAND’s board and committee processes.
Jacqueline Benjamin – Client Services Manager, The Investment Counsel Company
Michele Clark, RN Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, UNLV School of Nursing
Bob Gronauer – Attorney, Managing Partner, Kaempfer Crowell
Javier Mendez – HR Manager, Amazon
Sarah Odia – Partner, Payne & Fears
Erik Sorensen – COO, Northcap Commercial LLC
Jaime Valez – CPA
Doug Warden – Retired, Nevada State Bank
Robert White – Retired, Resident Board Advisor
Minnie Wood, MS APRN, ANP-BC – Faculty, UNLV School of Nursing