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 dedicated to uniting our community for meaningful change.

Executive Leadership Team

Samuel L. Rudd

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Meet Samuel L. Rudd

Zina Allen

Vice President of Human Resources

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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

Meet Janet Quintero

Savanna Sibley

Director, Volunteer Engagement

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Stephanie Embry

Executive Assistant


Jason Williams

Director, Donor Relationships

Scott Wood

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Lauren Allen

Corporate Giving Specialist

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

Veronica Rico-Mascorro

Community Impact Specialist

Margaret Bourgon

Early Childhood Specialist

Raquel Cristobal

Early Education Program Specialist

Maleeni Singh

Early Education Program Specialist

Kathy Christensen

Early Education Program Administrator

External Affairs

Abel Mansouri

Language Access Project Manager

Henry Rosas

External Affairs Manager


Jay Ekstrand


Edita Aniban

Manager, Accounts Receivable

Fabiola Garcia

Staff Accountant

Nicole Knight

Risk/Audit/Reconciliation Manager

Don Waitman

Manager, Facilities & IT

Marie Lewis

Office Runner

Ruthy PeBenito

Operations Coordinator

Community Volunteer Engagement

Max Jansen

Volunteer Engagement Manager


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