Brenda Catalan, aesthetician at New Image Advanced Laser Skin Center, has worked in the skin industry for over 10 years. She graduated from G Skin & Beauty Institute as an aesthetician specializing in medical aesthetics. Catalan provides expertise in laser resurfacing, Picoway Tattoo removal, vaginal rejuvenation and hair removal. She is also a trainer for new aestheticians hired at New Image. Catalan is always learning the latest laser treatment techniques and skin care regimens combined with her technical experience and comfortable touch.
Jennece Black is the owner of BlackQueen Productions producing community talent shows, underground music showcases, fashion shows and pageants. She also serves as the director for the Nevada American Elegance Pageant, which recently held its inaugural pageant sending two contestants to national competition. She has directed Disney musicals for a school program for three years, was a finalist for the Heart of Education awards and a recipient of a 2017 RAVE reviews. She choreographed “Can A Woman Raise A Man” stage play. Black also teaches first grade in the Clark County School District.
DESTINATIONS FOR TEENS is a dual diagnosis and primary mental health treatment center serving teens ages 13 to 17.
Keriann Parkes leads the psychodrama program. With a background in musical theater and early childhood development, she guides the clients to tap into creative areas and teaches using theatrical skills.
Facility manager Shelia Mercer oversees the facility, schedules and coordinates events and helps design materials and presentations. She also manages everything structural relating to the facility.
Kim Kirner, teacher, provides one-to-one academic advising, tutoring and is the liaison between the client, family and home schoolteachers. She previously worked for the Clark County School District.
Family therapist Souneh Arevalo works with the families of clients to assess needs and support them in developing healthy relationships and communication to be successful after treatment ends.
Recent transplant Nicole Lewis, LPN, communicates with the clients daily about medications as well as monitors clients for harmful behaviors. She works with the therapy staff as well.
Long-time resident Sasha DeCania, program director, manages the clinical services for clients and families, creates programming and directs treatment.
Individual and recovery therapist Tayla Hadley works with adolescent clients to develop insight, move into wellness and recovery and make positive changes.
Native Las Vegan Sharlene Long, lead counselor, provides emotional support, leads life skills and independent skills groups and collaborates with other staff including educators.
With 10 plus years of experience in aesthetics, Cindy Hernandez, aesthetician, is part of the New Image Advanced Laser Skin Center. She specializes in cosmetic laser technology, advanced laser techniques and treatments including Femtouch vaginal rejuvenation, Picoway tattoo removal, skin tightening, sun and age spot reduction, Laser Genesis, hair removal, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, exfoliating, oxygen and photo facials. Her bilingual skills provide education and communication for Spanish-speaking clients.
Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development and construction management company, has promoted Leigh Ann Monk to assistant project manager. Monk will be responsible for analyzing and resolving field construction problems, updating field work procedure documents as required, maintaining an accurate budget and activity reports, providing technical direction and supervision to contracting personnel and assisting with contract negotiation.
Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese announced the addition of Senior Counsel Janiece Marshall practicing business litigation, civil rights litigation, criminal law, personal injury and real estate law. Marshall is recognized as a former judge and experienced litigator with a long-standing commitment to improving the legal system and the community.
one7 communications, a Las Vegas based integrated marketing firm, has appointed Blaire Ritter as account director. Ritter has been with one7 communications since 2015 and previously served as account executive. She will oversee several client accounts and the one7 internship program, as well as provides strategic guidance for the account teams, implements PR and marketing plans and strategies, and manages team workflow.
Silverton Hotel and Casino has announced the addition of Myeong Potter as human resources manager. Her duties include employee relations and ensuring it is under compliance with federal, state and local labor laws and regulations. Previously, Potter served as human resources manager at Hooters Casino and Hooters. She is a certified professional in human resources and obtained her degree in hotel management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Elizabeth Trosper, principal of Trosper Communications, has been named to the city of Henderson Community Education Advisory Board. The board brings together parents, educators, community and business leaders to help positively impact local school achievement. Trosper wants to serve on the board to further the advancement of education in Henderson where she operates her business and is a resident.
Hutchison & Steffen announced that 10 of its attorneys were named to the 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The attorneys were selected using a rigorous, multiphase rating process in which peer nominations and evaluations were combined with third-party research. Patricia Lee has been recognized for her legal abilities in general litigation.
AdYoYo is a Las Vegas tech startup company providing an online platform to buy and sell products with video. Nithisha Parvathaneni is the marketing coordinator and manages B2B and B2C local and direct online marketing efforts across United States. Cecilia Ventura is the brand ambassador and her duties include building the brand and recognition of the platform. She obtained a degree in marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Michele Leon is the art director and is instrumental in the design of the app as well as the branding including logo and colors. She is a native of Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announced the promotion of Greta Seidman to vice president of marketing and brand strategy. Seidman’s responsibilities will include overseeing overall marketing and branding, as well as bolstering the Chamber’s brand through a variety of digital and social platforms. In addition, she will be responsible for developing more targeted and segmented marketing strategies, craft research-oriented projects to determine member needs and cultivate better use of analytics to optimize content strategy for engagement, sales and retention efforts.
Christina Vitagliano is the founder of Monster Mini Golf, cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark monster-themed entertainment centers. Following the success of her first Las Vegas location, KISS by Monster Mini Golf at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Vitagliano is gearing up for the opening of her second location, The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf, at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Nathan Adelson Hospice announced that Diane Fearon has joined as vice president for philanthropy and strategic partnerships. Fearon will direct external marketing efforts, referral development, and census-building activities as well as design a comprehensive fundraising strategy. She will provide strategic guidance to the hospice and the business development teams, and cultivate relationships with key community leaders to promote the hospice and its services.
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce has promoted Lisa Chao to the position of vice president of membership. Chao will assume a greater responsibility in executing sales strategies and planning and directing all facets of the chamber’s sales efforts. She will remain involved in overall membership services and retention efforts as well as assisting with management initiatives. A Las Vegas native, Chao graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a 2008 Leadership Henderson graduate.
Nancy Ramirez Ayala is a new franchise owner with Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original and largest blow dry bar franchise. After 20 years as an intellectual property attorney, the self-described “girls’ girl” decided to blaze a new trail with a new career. Ayala also serves on the board of directors of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce.
Cecile Herve has been hired as the general manager of Hawthorn Grill in JW Marriott. She oversees all aspects of the restaurant from server to cook to management to ensure guests have the best experience. Herve comes directly from Aureole Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino where she served as assistant general manager. She trained at the Le Castel School for Hospitality & Culinary Management in Dijon, France and started her career in Paris at the Lenôtre Pavillion Elysée.
Angie Torres is a relationship architect, program developer and entrepreneur of Life Changing Solutions, LLC. Experiential education is the heart of its agency offering high-level facilitation and coaching to transform individuals, companies, families and communities. Torres has master’s degree in mental health counseling and is certified as a personal development trainer. She also hosts the television show, “Life Changing Solutions” on WCOBM.
Children’s Dentistry of Southern Nevada announced the promotion of Genesis Galdamez to the position of Las Vegas regional manager. She will be responsible for managing both clinical and non-clinical functions of the dental program and providing administrative oversight of dental services for the offices in Southern Nevada. She also will work closely with the owner of Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Steven Delisle, and the practice’s COO to ensure goals are being met and the dental practice is running smoothly.
Cheryl Congdon recently joined Kre8 Media Outdoor Advertising as manager of national brand alliances. Congdon will plan strategic partnerships and broaden Kre8’s reach by establishing relationships with users and organizations on a national level. Congdon brings 22 years of industry knowledge to Kre8, with a range of sales experience acquired in both in-house corporate and media organizations.
Patriot Risk Consultants is an independent risk consulting organization dedicated to creating a safe work environment. Rosie Partida is now a regional executive that oversees loss control operations for the west region and manages a large network of vendors. Partida recently relocated from California to Las Vegas to expand PRC services.
The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Phoenix, has hired Kelsey Gunther as an assistant account executive. Gunther’s responsibilities include assisting with public relations, media communications, social media content creation and management and special events. Gunther obtained her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus on integrated marketing communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She was a member of the Dean’s List at UNLV from 2014 until her final semester.
Melissa Arias is the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation. Arias oversees all fundraising, scholarship activities and day-to-day operations for the organization while working collaboratively with the executive committee, board of directors and the students. She demonstrates her passion about providing a platform for deserving young students to achieve their dreams through hard work and determination.
Leticia Mitchell recently opened Leticia’s at Tivoli Village, which will focus on authentic presentations, cultivating a true cultural and community driven experience. Incorporating the real flavors of the old Mexico, Leticia’s will transport guests on an epicurean tour of Mexico’s most popular regions including Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara and the Mayan Peninsula. Chef Leticia has called Southern Nevada home for over 50 years and has worked in the food industry for over 30 years.
Trosper Communications, LLC, announced Kellie Stewart has been hired as a new assistant account executive and Ashleigh Stevens as the firm’s new social media manager. Stewart will assist in the public relations efforts for the agency’s public safety and business-to-business sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Stevens will serve as the lead for all social media strategy and content creation for the firm’s clients. Stevens was previously the marketing coordinator for the Silverton Casino where she managed social media accounts and handled all advertising material.
Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail Company, was named an Outstanding Woman in Travel and Transportation during the 2017 Women in Travel and Tourism International Awards. The awards are the first of its kind in which women honor their peers for outstanding contributions to the travel and tourism industry. The awards were presented during the recent annual U.S. international travel and tourism tradeshow held in Washington, D.C.
The Clark County Medical Society announced that Alexandra P. Silver has been named executive director. She brings over 20 years experience in operations, program management and event planning in the nonprofit and private sectors and nonprofit leadership experience. Silver received her undergraduate education from the Kent State University. Previously, she worked as the director of development at Planned Parenthood.
Tyra Bell-Holland, president of Ava Rose Agency, is a founding board member of Last Friday, Just Add Water Street, Henderson’s newest community-centric initiative to inspire an ongoing community wide effort between all sectors of Henderson including private and public with the historic Water Street District in the City of Henderson. Her focus is to cultivate, create and inspire a community driven, family-friendly event.
Carmita Lorador is one of the certified yoga instructors with the recently opened Absolute Balance. Born in Portugal to a generational European circus family, Lorador became a world-class hand balancer, touring aerialist and Cirque du Soleil performer. After an accident in which she was badly injured and several years of physical therapy, she tried yoga. Lorador became stronger and more flexible overcoming the trauma that had rendered her almost incapable of ever recovering. She now teaches yoga which helped her recover physically as well as spiritually.
CAMCO is a community association management company that provides management services to the HOA industry in Nevada.
Melissa Williams is the operations manager and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, including satellite locations. She is involved with Nevada Association of Community Managers and Community Association Management Executive Officers. Williams is also a graduate of Rapport Leadership and is a board member for the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association.
Mozell Williams is the general manager of the developer division. She is responsible for bringing in new accounts from the developers located in Southern Nevada. She serves as the chair for Nevada Association of Community Managers, which works on charity events for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Project 150 and other organizations.
Beverly Eickmeyer is the portfolio division general manager and will oversee a team of 35 community managers and support staff, running the day-to-day operations for the company’s associations in Southern Nevada. Her division serves 280 associations comprising 41,000 homes. She is active in Community Association Institute and Nevada Association of Community Managers as well as serves with Go Ministries.