Linda Rheinberger, broker and owner of One Source Realty and Management in Las Vegas, was awarded the 2010 Nevada Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year Award. It represents outstanding achievements serving the real estate profession. Rheinberger has been in the real estate profession for 23 years. In addition to holding a master’s degree in business administration, she holds the Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Residential Salesperson and Senior Real Estate Specialist professional designations. She served as the 2010 president of the NVAR.
Alptamise Hailey-Hinds has opened CHI-ssential Wellness. Hailey-Hinds has been providing body work since 1993 and is a licensed nationally certified massage therapist, prenatal massage coach for couples, certified Qigong instructor, food-healing consultant, wellness consultant, speaker and wellness and health events coordinator.
Franchisee Trish Goebel opened a Port of Subs store at 1639 Nevada Highway in Boulder City and hired five employees. Port of Subs, a made-to-order sandwich company based in Nev. since 1972, has more than 150 locations in seven Western states, including 40 in Southern Nev.
Gwen Migita was honored as Woman of the Year at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s 16th Annual Honorarium held at Caesars Palace. Migita is lead executive for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Harrah’s Entertainment.
Jane Hennan was honored with the Equality Award at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s 16th Annual Honorarium. Heenan is a licensed marriage and family therapist and teaches in the Department of Human Behavior at the College of Southern Nevada.
Arlene Cooper was honored as Volunteer of the Year at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s 16th Annual Honorarium. Cooper has been the quintessential volunteer for many organizations, including Southern Nevada Association of Pride Inc. and Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, among many others.
Lisa Greene, lead payroll processor at ManagedPAY, a locally owned payroll, employee benefits, workers compensation, insurance services and human resource company, was recognized by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce with a Gold Level of Excellence Customer Service Award for the second year in a row.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has hired Debinique Watts-Blackburn as director of human resources. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Watts-Blackburn attended Notre Dame de Namur University and holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in human resources management. Upon completing graduate school in 2000, she began working in the human resources field for a privately held real estate development firm. In 2002, she relocated to Las Vegas where she has since held human resource positions with Quest Diagnostics, MGM Resorts International and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has hired Bonnie Houldsworth as Controller. Houldsworth brings more than 30 years of accounting experience, which includes founding Houldsworth, Russo & Co. and extensive work with nonprofit organizations as well as the construction and gaming industries. During her career, she has won dozens of awards including Entrepreneur’s 100 Most Influential Practitioners, and her firm was recognized as one of the best places to work by In Business Las Vegas. Houldsworth has held positions on prominent committees including president and treasurer of the Board of Accountancy for former Nevada governor Kenny Guinn. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Houldsworth is currently serving on the university’s executive advisory board.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Suzanne Chabre to the role of vice president of marketing and communications. Chabre has an extensive background in advertising and an extensive knowledge of sales and marketing. Her career has included marketing Bally’s “Jubilee!” and the Paris Las Vegas showroom as well as national gaming companies such as Pinnacle Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment.
Nathan Adelson Hospice recently announced the appointment of Terri Hanlon, M.D., to the position of medical director of the organization’s Buffalo Road location’s inpatient unit. Hanlon earned an undergraduate degree from University of Wyoming and Creighton University and completed medical school at the University of Utah, graduating in the top third of her class. She completed both her internship in internal medicine and her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Arizona, where she served as chief resident. She is board certified in emergency medicine, hospice and palliative care medicine. A resident of Las Vegas since 1989, Hanlon remains active in teaching end-of-life care, and hospice and symptom management to staff, medical students and residents.[image Anne Schadler.bmp]
Nevada Cancer Institute’s volunteer yoga instructor Anne Schadler has been named a Las Vegas Local Hero by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Schadler provides Nevada Cancer Institute cancer patients with free yoga classes on a semiweekly basis. In 2006, Schadler established the yoga program at NVCI and volunteers her time to teach 65 students through three different classes per week. In the last five years at NVCI, she has conducted approximately 780 classes for 15,000 students. Schadler is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor, and is one of five Las Vegas recipients to receive the Local Heroes award through Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. The program is a national philanthropic group that recognizes community leaders who contribute to the health of their neighborhood through volunteer service and civic engagement.
Jacqueline Bash has joined Houldsworth, Russo & Co. as an accountant. Prior to joining Houldsworth, Russo & Co., Bash worked as an assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Las Vegas. Bash is a candidate for the CPA professional designation. She has completed an intensive program of study and has passed the CPA exam and continues to accumulate the necessary hours of professional work experience to receive the designation. Bash attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and graduated summa cum laude. She is the recipient of UNLV’s outstanding undergraduate accounting award and the Johnson, Jacobson and Wilcox scholarship.
Kerry St. Clair Doyle has recently been named an associate with the firm McDonald Carano Wilson LLP. Doyle earned her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2007, where she graduated with distinction and was ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. In law school, she served as a managing editor of McGeorge Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, Roger J. Traynor Honors Society, was named an Anthony M. Kennedy Fellow, and participated in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in drama and sociology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California, Federal District Court for the District of Nevada and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Xyience, the maker of Xenergy, has announced that Casey Janczak has joined its creative team as a graphic designer. Janczak, a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts, with a double major in photography and graphic design. At Xyience, Janczak contributes to the development of all marketing collateral and advertising campaigns. She also serves as Xience’s in-house photographer.
Rachelle Fournier and Ginger Corbett have opened Atomic #7, an ice cream store giving options to not only those who are lactose intolerant, but also offering choices for milk, sugar, flavor, vegan and organic options and is focused on promoting the use of healthy ingredients and trustworthy treats. Fournier and Corbett worked in the entertainment industry where they learned to take great care of their bodies, which included eating properly. Fournier and Corbett wanted to produce something that people could enjoy consuming with having to worry about ingredients.
Nevada Ballet Theatre announced that it has appointed Wendy Nelson as its new Director of Development. Nelson is responsible for all areas of fundraising for the Las Vegas-based Ballet Company, including individual, corporate and foundation support. Her role will also include board member relations, building and cultivating endowment support and overseeing special events. With over 14 years of experience in fundraising, Ms. Nelson was formerly the Director of Development for the College of Fine and Performing Arts for the UNLV Foundation.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Board of Trustees member and volunteer Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes recently received the 2010 Nevada Hospital Association Excellence in Volunteerism Award. A 10-year member of the board of trustees for the nonprofit hospice organization, Schwartz-Hodes donated more than 260 hours of her time volunteering for Nathan Adelson Hospice in 2009 alone. Every Tuesday, she provides comfort and care to patients at the hospice’s in-patient facilities. In addition to her board and volunteer service, Schwartz-Hodes answered a community need for access to bereavement counseling services. In 2001, she initiated a campaign and contributed the lead gift to fund the building of the Walter L. Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care. The center, located at 4141 Swenson St., is a safe environment for the community to receive counseling services to resolve issues of grief, loss and catastrophic illness.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Family Storyteller program has been selected, over scores of programs developed at more than 100 land-grant universities throughout the country, for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture award. UNCE has provided books, and taught the benefits of reading, to more than 16,000 families across the state in recent years. Parents in the Family Storyteller program learn that reading to their preschool-aged children builds a strong language foundation that helps children learn to read and allows them to progress through school with greater success, helping them to avoid falling behind or dropping out of school. Sally Martin and UNCE Dean and Director Karen Hinton picked up the award in Washington, D.C.