United Way of Southern Nevada Staff

United Way of Southern Nevada’s team is as diverse as those we serve. We are both passionate and compassionate, tireless, and decided to unite others for meaningful change in Southern Nevada.

Executive Leadership Team

Julian High

President and CEO

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Samuel L. Rudd

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

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Zina Allen

Vice President of Human Resources

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Gregory Gudenkauf

Vice President of Philanthropy

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Karen Alonso

Vice President of Marketing

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Aaron Krolikowski

Vice President of Programs

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Janet Quintero

Vice President of External Affairs

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Jay Ekstrand

Interim Vice President of Finance

Savanna Sibley

Director, Volunteer Engagement

Stephanie Embry

Executive Assistant


Brittany DuPree

Senior Director of Fundraising

Brett McAnnany

Director, Donor Relationships

Jason Williams

Director, Donor Relationships

Dana Boldizsar

Manager, Individual Giving

Joyce Jacobson

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Scott Wood

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Jodi Bratton

Administrative Assistant

Kaysie Norton

Fundraising Administrator


Jennifer Beckwith

Director of Marketing

Aubrie Curci

Manager, Marketing

Jason Evers

Multimedia Designer

Karina Felix De La Riva

Marketing Coordinator


Julie Houchins

Senior Director, Early Education

Megan Cortney

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Tameika Ortiz

Program Manager, Community Impact

Shanell Townsend

Manager, Early Education

Susan Beaver Thompson

Manager of Grant and Proposal Writing

Veronica Rico-Mascorro

Community Impact Specialist

External Affairs


Edita Aniban

Manager, Accounts Receivable

Fabiola Garcia

Staff Accountant

Nicole Knight

Finance Administrator

Don Waitman

Manager, Facilities & IT

Kathy Christensen

Accounts Payable Specialist

Marie Lewis

Office Runner

Ruthy PeBenito

Operations Coordinator

Community Volunteer Engagement

Max Jansen

Volunteer Engagement Manager


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