Jim joined United Way of Southern Nevada in February of this year with more than 35 years of experience in organizational management and effectiveness, strategic planning, and resource development. His experience includes working with both nonprofit and for profit organizations. Jim’s skill set in seeing opportunity and talent and leading catalytic change has helped client organizations transform to highly functioning leaders in their industries. With a passion for connecting essentially needed funds to mission focused organizations, Jim knows how to ignite good intent and action. In his spare time, Jim likes to travel to faraway places, spend time with his family, and breathe fresh air outdoors through a variety of year round recreational activities.
Terri’s strong interest in what is best for children guides her decisions on both a personal and professional level. A child advocate for over 25 years, Janison has worked in the private and public sectors on behalf of children. As Vice President, Community Development for United Way of Southern Nevada, Janison advocates on education, health and financial stability issues for underserved children and families. Janison served on Governor Brian Sandoval’s senior staff in Community Relations and in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Prior to working for the Governor, she served in an elected position on the Clark County School Board for five years, the last two as president. In that role she lobbied for schools to offer foods of nutritional value to their students and to increase the amounts of time children have to exercise. The combination of both is proven to increase academic achievement. Her involvement with Action for Healthy Kids was instrumental in improving the nutritional standards for students throughout the district and state. Janison serves on the board for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Governor Sandoval’s State Advisory Board for JAG (Jobs for American Graduates), Nevada’s Teachers and Leaders Council, LVGEA Education Council and the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit Advisory Board. When not advocating for children, she loves to run, hike and off-road in her jeep with her husband of 25 years and their two children.
Maniago’s role includes overseeing all advertising and public relations campaign efforts, brand management and all internal and external communications. Maniago has more than 15 years of experience in advertising, consumer research, marketing, and strategic planning, with her passion being in behavior change public health campaigns. Prior to joining United Way, she served as Vice President, Strategic Development at R&R Partners. During her tenure, she held a key leadership role driving new business and served as strategic architect for a number of award-winning campaigns including Utah’s statewide “Parents Empowered” underage drinking prevention initiative and Nevada’s anti-bullying “Flip the Script” campaign. In addition, she has worked with clients SNWA, Western Digital, RE/MAX, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the LVCVA’s “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign. Maniago was previously a Senior Partner and Management Supervisor for Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide in New York City, where she oversaw the $300 million National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and led the youth insights group there, serving such clients as Hershey’s and Sprite. She also managed a series of national branding campaigns for the New York office of the international ad agency MVBMS/Euro-RSCG. Maniago has been published in “Social Marketing Quarterly” a peer-reviewed journal on breakthrough Social Marketing Campaigns as well as in Joe Duffy’s book, “A Brand Apart” on the award winning, and results-driven , “the anti-drug” campaign. A nurturer at heart, Vanessa has always enjoyed mentoring, and loves guiding and teaching the younger generations in the workplace. In her free time, Vanessa likes to cook interesting foods (right now she is mastering laarb, a Thai salad), hike, swim, read and be silly with her husband and kids, and two dogs.
Sabri joined UWSN in March of 2014 after spending 27 years in banking. Sabri’s experience in finance roles are primarily with control & compliance responsibilities at Citibank, HSBC, Business Bank of Nevada, and The First National Bank Corporation. During his tenure at Citi, Sabri worked on multiple projects across the globe in budgeting, financial & managerial reporting, MIS, and Risk Management for the Global Operations & Technology division. He also spent time working as a Credit Risk Manager, Bank Controller, and as a FP&A director. Sabri has also served on the Boards of Goodwill of Southern Nevada and the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Nevada (Treasurer). His work continues across the non-profit sector in Southern Nevada bringing financial acumen to non-profit agencies. Sabri swam competitively for UNLV, and swam for his native country of Turkey in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Sabri is also an avid triathlete, having participated in number of Triathlons covering Sprint, Olympic, International, and Ironman distances. Sabri has his Bachelor degree in Finance and Economics, and his MBA from UNLV. He is married with two beautiful children.