The SNECAC is fortunate to have such a wonderful group of compassionate and driven leaders serving on our Advisory Council. We have members from a broad spectrum of our community including government agencies, private companies and non-profits. If you are interested in joining the council please contact us.

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Council Agency/Members

Acelero Learning – Clark County is a provider of early childhood education and family engagement services for children and families in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

  • Angela Lawson
  • Laura Brown
  • May Ann Caparas

Boy’s Town provides innovative child and family care to their healthcare and ground-breaking research.

  • Caitlin Stapley
  • Jacquelyn Camarena
  • Keane-Maritess Talledo

Candelen works with community members to develop and provide innovative educational programs that nurture children to be their most brilliant selves.

  • Gabby Sanchez

Children’s Advocacy Alliance advocates in multiple areas educates the community on issues impacting children, and disseminates up-to-date and evidence-based research.

  • Annette Dawson

Children’s Cabinet provides services and resources that address unmet needs to keep children safe and families together.

  • Amanda Harding
  • Danielle Holmes
  • Ethel Chambers
  • Iris Malave
  • Ivette Nunez
  • Minerva Perez

City of Henderson provides an economically thriving community where residents can live, learn, work, and play through innovative and premiere public services and amenities.

  • Tara Phebus

City of Las Vegas – Department of Youth Development and Social Initiatives supplements education and provides programs focused on youth, education, and the community.

  • Angela Rose

Clark County Library District is committed to building communities of people who can come together to pursue their individual and group aspirations.

  • Angela Hamilton
  • Emilee Wirshing

Clark County School District offers a variety of nationally recognized programs, including Magnet Schools, Career and Technical Academies, and Advanced Placement programs.

  • Leslie Nelson

Creative Kids Learning provides a variety of educational experiences to provide a complete nurturing environment for children.

  • Carrie Paldi

Division of Child and Family Services provides support and services to assist Nevada’s children and families in reaching their full human potential.

  • Ann Polakowski
  • Lisa Carman

East Valley Family Services provides services and support in Southern Nevada communities to become and remain healthy, responsible, and self-sufficient.

  • Ann Taylor
  • Leah Guev
  • Jessica McGee
  • Shannon Cole

Family to Family Connection empowers and supports families to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education and community networking.

  • Jennifer Fox

Hopelink of Southern Nevada provides opportunities by providing practical financial assistance, effective case management, and imparting hope to the hopeless at crucial points of a life crisis.

  • Aaron Sheets
  • Kristin Aviles
  • Ryan Henson

Inter-tribal Council Nevada Inc. provides resources, support, and services to 28 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada.

  • Arealia Denby
  • Charisse Sauls
  • Deserea Quintana
  • Jackie Rodriguez

Las Vegas Urban League provides programs and support policies that address social and economic issues faced by low in­come and minority residents of Clark County Nevada, and its outlying areas.

  • Jennifer Butler
  • Warren Evans

Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children promotes high-quality early learning for all children by connecting practice, policy, and research.

  • John Cregg

Nevada Department of Education leads and collaborates with Nevada’s 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide.

  • Mia Pace
  • Sabrina Jones

Nevada Early Intervention Services provides services to children from birth until three with developmental delay or disabilities, and their families.

  • Jennifer Tseu
  • Fatima Taylor

Nevada HAND is the state’s largest developer, builder, and manager of affordable rental homes for low-income seniors and working families.

  • Chris Mitchell
  • Nina Taylor
  • Savannah Quintero

Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy (UNLV) is dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy, and other specialized services.

  • Amanda Haboush-Deloye
  • Dawn Davidson
  • M. Amaris Knight

North Las Vegas Library provides educational resources to support students, grow careers, and enrich lives.

  • Glenda Billingsley

Roseman University of Health Sciences serves by educating current and future generations of health professionals, conducting research and providing patient care.

  • Prashanti Bollu

School of Public Health (UNLV) provides a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals.

  • Gabriella Buccini

School of Social Work (UNLV) provides a program to prepare students for professional social work careers in various areas.

  • Emily Warren, UNLV MSW Student

Southern Nevada Community Health Center serves residents of the 89107 ZIP code area and other underserved areas with appropriate and comprehensive outpatient health and wellness.

  • Susan Crutchfield

Southern Nevada Health District is committed to improving the health and safety of the Southern Nevada community, offering services and providing regulatory supervision that impacts the public every day.

  • Amanda Brown
  • Pitchaya Pattasema

Special Olympics Nevada creates inclusive opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of Sports, Health, Education, and Leadership Development.

  • Dominique Christion
  • Harry Mong

St. Rose Hospital offers patients clinical expertise and works closely with patients to ensure they are equipped with the tools needed to enhance their quality of living.

  • Tawanda McIntosh

Sunrise Children’s Foundation provides programs that support many critical areas focusing on optimal child development including prenatal care and breastfeeding education.

  • Alisha Byrne
  • Tiffany Alston

United Way of Southern Nevada provides public and private funding to nonprofit partners that support our community members.

  • Julie Houchins
  • Shanell Townsend

University of Nevada, Las Vegas/CSUN Preschool is an early childhood program that serves children of students per semester and, faculty, staff, and the surrounding campus community.

  • Claire Tredwell
  • Shin Silver

University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension provides university research to work – in your home, workplace, or community.

  • Anne Lindsay
  • Elika Nematian
  • Heidi Petermeier
  • Marina Amaya
  • Nichol Tullis
  • Nicole Hansen
  • Teresa Byington
  • Tricia Braxton
  • Yaebin Kim

Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues and provides educational content.

  • Jessica Russell
  • Mayte Heredia