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SENIOR STAFF & BOARD

Opportunity Village Executive Team & Board of Directors

Bob Brown, President and CEO

Opportunity Village has always had a special place in Bob Brown’s heart – his beautiful daughter, Sarah has been served by our organization all of her young adult life, giving him a very unique and powerful perspective on our mission.

Combined with the leadership he has provided us over the years as a contributing OV Board Member and Board Chair, Bob's personal commitment underlines this successful and welcome transition to his role as Opportunity Village's President and CEO. "Building new partnerships to benefit others and carefully stewarding the financial resources of OV's long term friends and donors is something I work on everyday -- there's always more that we can do." 

Bob and his wife Melinda continue to enjoy raising their four children in Nevada and have strong ties to our community. A graduate of the University of California - Berkeley, Bob has also been honored to serve with the following organizations, elevating and sharing the message of Opportunity Village:

Currently:
• Council Member, The National Council on Disability (by Presidential appointment)
• President, Together for Choice
• Board of Directors, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
• Member, Las Vegas Non-Profit CEO Council
• Member, Nevada State Rehabilitation Council

Previously:
• Publisher, Las Vegas Review Journal
• Chairman, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Chairman, Opportunity Village
• Co-Chairman, Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission

Contact Bob:  Bob@opportunityvillage.org | Phone: 702-259-3707

 


Lisa Manning, Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Manning is Opportunity Village’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), bringing over 25 years of experience in operations, financial management and business consulting to the organization. Currently, Lisa has responsibilities for budget preparation, internal controls, financial reporting, information technology, benefits administration, Board of Directors presentations, contract administration, cash management, risk analysis, and a variety of other financial and general management areas.


Lisa has served the Las Vegas community as a business and financial consultant since 1997 in both commercial and nonprofit sectors across a variety of industries ranging from construction and real estate to medical. Lisa comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health where she served six years as the Chief Operations Officer. Lisa has been a licensed CPA since 1992 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Also, Lisa plays tennis competitively in the USTA Nevada and enjoys singing.

Steve Chartrand, Chief Operations Officer

For twenty-one years, as President and CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. Steve Chartrand was responsible for leading the Goodwill organization from the brink of elimination to become one of the most dynamic human service organizations in southern Nevada.  The purpose of Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is to enable southern Nevada citizens with barriers to employment to start new careers and lives of independence and to create sustainable jobs within Goodwill. 

With Steve’s vision, Goodwill increased its’ annual revenue from $800,000 in 1996 to $38,370,000 in 2016, performing in the top 30% of the national market.  Through the social enterprise business model, Steve created 1,000 new sustainable positions.  Over 22,000 people were placed into jobs generating over $4.5 billion in wages through workforce development services.

A culture of innovation marks Steve’s career: development of numerous promotion based customer programs, online auctions and recruiting systems. 

With more than 30 years of experience with Goodwill, prior to joining the Goodwill in southern Nevada, Steve served as a Vice President of Operations for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc. (Nashville) where he was responsible for the provision of leadership to the Retail Operations, Donated Goods Processing and Contract Services Departments.

Steve earned his bachelors degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Memphis, and earned his masters degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University.  He is a founding Board Member of the Spread the Word Nevada Kids to Kids, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy for at-risk youth in southern Nevada.  Steve also served on the boards of the US Vets Las Vegas, Jobs for America’s Graduates Nevada and the Leadership Council of Downtown Achieves.  Steve is the past Chair of the Nonprofit CEO Advisory Council.  Steve is a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Las Vegas class and a Vistage member since 2012.

Steve and his wife, Paola, enjoy living in southern Nevada.  Steve has two grown children, Anna and Nick.  Anna is a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Las Vegas.  Nick has a BA degree in Film and Television Production from Loyola Marymount University in L.A. and currently is working for a video editing company in LA.  Paola has one grown son, Andres, who recently graduated with a masters from MIT.

Adam K. Joseph, Vice President of Philanthropy

Adam K. Joseph is Opportunity Village’s Vice President of Philanthropy.  Reporting to CEO and President, Bob Brown, Adam along with his dedicated team has oversight for all fundraising, which includes capital campaigns, giving programs, grants, and events.

Adam is a results oriented, cross-functional senior executive with 20+ years of expertise in scaling organizations through strategically focused leadership, direction, and profitability.  In his previous role he was a CFO for a family office, which has investments in the areas of technology and hospitality. He is a disciplined and motivated leader who excels in leveraging high-performing teams and relationships at all levels.  

Adam has returned to Las Vegas where he spent 14 years in the Valley, 12 years of which as the founder and President of a locally based company providing sales, marketing and development in the area of hospitality.  He is a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston.  Adam is honored to be an integral part of Opportunity Village helping it to foster lasting partnerships in Southern Nevada and beyond.  More importantly, he is committed and focused on creating a path forward for the future.

Edyta Jankowski, Vice President of Sales

Edyta Jankowski is a Vice President of Sales of Opportunity Village. In her role, she is responsible for the direction and management of all sales and business development operations including Packaging & Assembly Services, Linen Reclamation, Kitchen Services, Printing & Mailing Services, Coffee & Condiment Services and Thrift Store. Prior to her promotion to Vice President of Sales, Edyta worked for OV’s Research & Development department as a Director of Corporate Sponsorships and was responsible for selling Magical Forest sponsorships and holiday corporate events during the 2014 holiday season. 

Edyta has over 24 years of selling and marketing experience. Prior to joining Opportunity Village in July 2014, she spent 11 years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal holding positions with the Advertising Department as a Sales Division Manager and a Financial and Healthcare Advertising Executive. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2002, she was an International Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Conair Corp., a private US-based multinational corporation based in Stamford, CT, which sells small appliances, personal care products, and health and beauty products for both professionals and consumers. In her role she managed client relationships with 17 international distributors and supported distributors and sales team in promoting product lines at trade shows in Mexico, Canada, Poland and the US.

Edyta is native of Poland. She became a US citizen in 2005. She is involved in the Polish community in Las Vegas. She is a Co-Founder and a Director of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of Nevada and is actively involved in promotion and development of commercial exchange between Poland and Nevada.

Edyta is married and has two sons. She enjoys traveling, photography, reading and creating digital scrapbooks. 

Grace Gamsky, Vice President of Human Resources

Grace Gamsky is Opportunity Village’s Vice President of Human Resources.  Grace leads a talented team of HR and Volunteer professionals who oversee the stewardship and development of OV’s vibrant community of staff and volunteers. 

By tying organizational goals to staff activities, Grace and her team promote programs that drive outstanding business and individual results:  “The OV Way is to take a holistic approach to employee engagement – our people are the key to creating an exceptional work environment. We build programs that showcase the talents and gifts of all, and we reward them with more choices over their development. It’s a win-win for them and the organization.”

Grace is an active leader in the local and national chapters of SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management).  She currently serves on the Southern Nevada SHRM Board as its Diversity & Inclusion Chair. Grace has held the SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) designation since 2001 and holds the new SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation.  Grace also serves to advance the HR profession as a popular adjunct instructor in Human Resources at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Foundation Board of Directors

Ken Alber
PENTA Building Group

W. West Allen
Howard & Howard

Curt Anderson
Fair Anderson & Langerman
Brent Bell
Whittlesea Bell Transportation
Larry Carter
Desert Auto Group
Lauri Collins
Collins Co.


Jeff Cooper
Bradshaw Smith and Co., LLP

Jeri Crawford
Green Valley Grocery / Crawford Oil
Sheila Delutri
HighTower
Rob Dondero
R&R Partners
Lance Earl
Holland & Hart LLP
Christina Erling
Barrick Gold Corporation
Jeffrey Fine
Fine Properties, LLC
Garry Goett
Olympia Group
Rob Goldstein
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
John Grant
Sahara Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram
Cherie Guzman
Slater Hanifan Group


Ann Hoff

Excalibur Hotel & Casino


Chris Holdren
Caesars Entertainment

Tom Jenkin
Caesars Entertainment
Annemarie Jones
Fletcher Jones Automotive Group
Debra Mele-Blanchard
U.S. Trust

D. Clifford Miller
M.J. Christensen Diamond Centers

Mike Morrissey
Morrissey Insurance Services, Inc.
Scott Nielson
Nielson Consulting
Owen Nitz
Nitz, Walton & Heaton, Ltd
William Oakley
Bank of Nevada
Lauralyn Sandoval
Aristocrat
Trevor Scherrer
Mirage Hotel and Casino
Joyce Sherman
Destinations by Design
Mark Stark
Berkshire Hathaway
Thomas A. Thomas
Thomas & Mack Company
Carol Troesh Missy Young
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Opportunity Village Board of Directors

Jeremy Aguero
Applied Analysis
Patty Aguilar
Tricor Financial Services LTD.
Mark Anderson
Triple Crown Painting
Kevin Bethel
Las Vegas Valley Water District & Southern Nevada Water Authority
Michael Bolognini
Cox Communications
Dan Book
Sam's Club
Don Burnette
Clark County
John Cannito
PENTA Building Group
Barbara Cegavske
State of Nevada
Ted Dake
US Trust Bank of America
Mark Dunn
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
Vincent Eckelkamp
Eckelkamp Retirement Planning
Bob Fowler Gerald Gardner
Resorts World Las Vegas
Bob Glaser
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Sarah Guindy
Bank of Nevada
Lee Haney
H&H Enterprises
Anne Hanson
MGM Resorts International
Allen Lind
Freeman
Kimberly Maxson Rushton
Cooper Levenson


Kevin McMahill
LVMPD

Erin Morrissey
Morrissey Insurance Services, Inc.
Terri Peck
KVVU Fox 5
Reed Radosevich
Northern Trust Bank
Carl Rowe
Clarity Advisors to Management
Blake Segal
Caesars Entertainment
Gregory Sholeff
Davita-Healthcare Partners
Hugh Sinnock
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Ronnie Sloan
Fair Anderson & Langerman
Michael Spainhour
Luzich Partners LLC
Lucy Stewart
LAS Consulting
David Strow
Boyd Gaming Corporation
John White
William S. Boyd School of Law
Narine Yenovkian
Credit One Bank

 

Advisory & Honorary Board of Directors

Advisory Honorary
Larry Brown
Jerilyn Clayton
Dick Foster
Ed Jameson
Bob McDonald
Kitty Rodman
Rob Roy
Larry Scheffler
Mike Schneider
Tom Schoeman
John Wasserburger
Lawrence Weekly
Paul Anka
Michael Gaughan, Sr
Lloyd George
Lacy & Dorothy Harber
Penn Jillette
Jan Jones
Robin Leach
Paul Lowden
Wayne Newton
Tony Orlando
Sig Rogich
Glenn Smith
E. Parry Thomas
Bill Walters
Stephen Wynn