Board of Trustees

Todd Sklamberg

President, Board of Trustees

Todd Sklamberg
CEO, Sunrise Children's Hospital

Todd Sklamberg has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, a 690-bed hospital that is part of the Sunrise Health System in Las Vegas since June 2012. Prior to that, Todd served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise Children’s Hospital since early 2008.

He is a 20-year veteran of the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sunrise Children’s Hospital, he served as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Facilities for St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

For the past five years, Sklamberg has served the Las Vegas community on the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® and March of Dimes. Todd currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Nevada Hospital Association, and serves on the Council for Better Nevada, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Keep Our Doctors In Nevada (KODIN), American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer, as well as the Government Affairs Committee of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Todd holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. Todd is married with two children.

Torry Somers

President-Elect, Board of Trustees

Torry Somers
VP, Video Franchising & Legal Affairs, Century Link

Torry is VP, Video Franchising & Legal Affairs for CenturyLink. Torry has a strong background in telecommunications, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation/enforcement, administrative law and litigation.

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. Torry is married to Wendy and has two teenage daughters. Torry has served on the board since 2007.

Rick Fields

Past President, Board of Trustees

Rick Fields
Senior Vice President Casino Operations

Rick Fields is Senior Vice President of Casino Operations at Mandalay Bay. Prior to this position, Rick served as Vice President of Casino Operations and Food & Beverage at Primm Valley Casino Resorts, which at that time included Buffalo Bills, Primm Valley and Whiskey Pete's. He was also responsible for Player Development and Golf Operations.

Before joining the team at Primm, Rick was Assistant Vice President of Casino Operations at the New York New York Hotel-Casino.

He has also held various senior leadership roles as Vice President at the Aladdin, Station Casinos and Caesars Palace. Rick began his career in casino operations as a dealer at the original MGM Grand (Bally's) in 1979.

Rick has served on the Executive Board of the Ronald Mc Donald House® of Las Vegas for over ten years. In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. Rick is a graduate of UNLV with a degree in Business Administration and majored in Human Resources.

Denise Alderette

VP, Fund Development, Board of Trustees

Denise Alderette
Senior VP, Nevada State Bank

Denise Alderette moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas in 1968 and is a graduate of Valley High School. She has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry in Las Vegas and is currently a Senior Vice President of Nevada State Bank, where she is a Private Bank Relationship Officer.

Denise's banking career began in 1972 at the original Valley Bank of Nevada. In 1980 she moved to Pioneer Citizens Bank, which was bought by Zions Bancorporation, which owns Nevada State Bank.

Denise has served as VP of Fund Development on the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas since 2003. She is also a ten-year member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Council and a former Board member of Crime Stoppers of Nevada for more than 30 years. Denise also served as President and Treasurer of Crime Stoppers.

Denise has a grown daughter, Jordana, who has two children, Morgan 16 and Sean 11.

Al Pozos

VP, Operations, Board of Trustees

Alfred Pozos, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Management Consultant

Al spent 22 years at Pacific Bell and AT&T in a variety of management positions including several years in Community Affairs working with non-profit organizations in various locations in California. He had a second career at AAA, the Auto Club, as Executive Director for Corporate Quality and ended his career there as a senior consultant for process improvement.

Recently Al worked for an extensive period of time as a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House® and was elected to the Board of Trustees. Subsequently he was elected to the Executive Committee as Member at Large and, most recently, as Vice President Operations. In addition to working with RMHC®, Al does consulting with individuals and companies on career and management development and organizational improvement and excellence. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and minors in the Humanities and Language Arts, as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Systems Management, and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Al has been married for 32 years and has two children and one grandchild.

Roger Jones

VP, Strategic Planning, Board of Trustees

Roger Jones
Alliance Tickets/VegasTickets.com

Roger Jones is a 15 year veteran of the secondary ticket market. He currently serves as the Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, and Co-Owner of Alliance Tickets and VegasTickets.com and the President of the Colorado Ticket Brokers Association. Alliance Tickets and VegasTickets.com is a nationally recognized ticket brokerage.

They have offices in Denver and Las Vegas, along with strong representation in Seattle and Mexico City. The company has been in business for over 24 years and has grown through merger and acquisition. Roger joined Alliance Tickets in October 1997 after a stellar 14-year management career with McDonald's Restaurants. Roger has led the growth of Alliance Tickets and VegasTickets.com. Under his 15-year stewardship, Alliance Tickets and VegasTickets.com has grown from 3 to 20 employees and company sales have increased over 700%. His operational expertise has guided the core of day-to-day operations throughout the steady growth of the company, including the identification of new markets, product acquisition, staff retention and incentives, mentoring program, client relationship initiatives, implementation of best business practices and social media.

Heidi Gonzalez

VP, Community Relations Committee

Heidi Gonzalez
General Manager and Vice President Sales, Vector Media Las Vegas

Heidi Gonzalez is a seasoned sales professional with 15 years experience in outdoor advertising and serves as both General Manager and Vice President of Sales at Vector Media Las Vegas. She began her advertising career with Lamar Outdoor Las Vegas, and rose through the ranks from Receptionist to Sales and Production Coordinator to Assistant to the Assistant General Manager/Sales Manager to Account Executive, where she grew into a top 10 Account Executive nationwide. Heidi brought her experience to Vector Media and plays an integral role in building sales revenue in the Las Vegas market and continues to develop her local sales team into a dominant force in the marketplace. Her sales philosophy is to be an educator and business partner to her clients.

Throughout her career with Vector, Heidi has served as the liaison with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and meets regularly with RTC officials to update them on the sales efforts and to ensure that Vector Media is providing the best service possible.

Heidi  moved to Las Vegas in 1998 from her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is an active supporter in local community outreach organizations, such as member of the Community Relations Committee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas. After-School All-Stars, Goodie Two Shoes, the Rebel Athletic Fund, and while not listening to country music, in client meetings, watching NASCAR, or playing with her dogs, Heidi can be found rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

Linda Johnson

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Dr. Linda Johnson
President/Physician, United Healthcare

Dr. Linda Johnson grew up in a rural farming community in Southern Missouri and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a medical doctor.

Linda attended the combined MD/BA Medical School at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. At the year-round school, students start right out of high school and get their BA and MD degrees at the same time. From there, Linda did her residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She began private practice in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid but returned to Kansas City to teach at her alma mater once her daughter was born. While at UMKC, Linda advanced to Associate Professor of Medicine, directed the Sickle Cell Clinic, was Assistant Dean for Selection and then Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

In 2004, Linda's family decided to relocate to Las Vegas, where her grandparents had retired. Linda joined Southwest Medical Associates and rose through the ranks as Clinic Team Lead, Division Chief and then President. Currently, she is the Senior Medical Director with responsibility over Primary Care.

Linda's son and daughter are both in college in Nevada. Her entire family loves Las Vegas and the outdoor offerings of Nevada and the Southwest region. Linda says serving on the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas is her way of giving back to the community in a meaningful way, helping other fellow parents during a stressful and vulnerable experience.

Ed Janov

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Edward A. Janov
Senior Vice President/Corporate Development, Southwest Gas Corporation

Ed Janov joined the Southwest Gas Corporation in 1986 as a Rate and Regulatory Specialist and was promoted to Assistant Controller in 1987. Ed was promoted again to Controller in 1994 and to Vice President/Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 1996.

In 2004, Ed was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance, and he became Senior Vice President/Corporate Development in 2010.

Ed received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from King's College in Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He was previously employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as an Audit Manager. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Western Energy Institute, and the American Gas Association.

Ed is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council. He is Vice President of Investments and was previously Vice President of Endowment Development, Vice President of Exploring, and Vice President of Learning for Life. Ed is also a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas Board of Trustees, serving as Chair of both the Development Committee and Runnin' For the House Event Committee. Ed is also Vice Chair for the Silent Heroes of the Cold War Committee. Ed is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas Program and has previously served on the Opportunity Village ARC Board of Directors and as Chairman for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.

Eva Martin

Member at Large, Board of Trustees

Eva Martin
McDonald's Owner/Operator

Eva Martin was born in Metropolis, Illinois. She grew up in Chicago where she attended Hyde Park High School, Chicago State Teachers College, and graduated with a degree in business from Olive-Harvey College.

Eva's diverse career path spans a variety of sectors, including education, insurance, manufacturing and service. She began her career as a substitute teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, then became the owner of three dry-cleaning businesses, which she operated with her husband, Jim Martin, for fifteen years. They purchased their first McDonald's franchise in Chicago in 1988 and later moved to Las Vegas, where she now owns and operates three McDonald's restaurants with annual sales in excess of ten million dollars.

Eva is actively involved in the community and is a strong advocate for business and professional development. Eva provides visionary leadership as a Board member with the Summerlin Women's Club, the March of Dimes, the National Black McDonald's Owners Association; the McDonald's Women Operators Network, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.

Eva is committed to young people and ensuring a positive future. She is a member of the Future Achievers Scholarship Committee and in 2005 established a foundation in memory of her husband that provides scholarships and partners with local schools to offer youth enrichment programs.

Eva has one daughter, attorney Roberta Martin who has recently joined her in the business. She enjoys spending time with family, as well as mother-daughter travel.

Lee Barrett

Lee Barrett

Owner/Broker
Barrett & Co.

Lee K. Barrett is a Las Vegas native, second generation real estate Broker and President/Owner of Barrett & Co., Inc. his family owned practice, which was established more than 55 years ago and Barrett Seminars, established 10 years ago. Having over 39 years of real estate experience, Lee is a practicing real estate agent in the Las Vegas market and continues to stay active keeping his finger on the pulse of the market. Lee was recently appointed as Nevada Real Estate Division Commissioner by Governor Sandoval.

Lee has been very involved in his community. He was 2004 President of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, Dean of the Nevada Association of REALTORS Leadership Program, President of the Nevada Easter Seals as well as President and Co-Founder of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas.

As an Instructor with the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, Lee teaches with humor and insight into today’s complex real estate market. As a National Instructor with the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), Council of Residential Brokers (CRB) and Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) he teaches all around the country.

Lee has always felt it is his duty to give back to his community whether through his Real Estate or Charitable involvement.

Jerry Merrill

Jerry Merrill

Site Director/General Manager
Expert Global Solutions
A retired US Navy Submarine Service veteran, Jerry currently overseas site operations for a 450 seat BPO call center supporting multiple health care clients. Jerry holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, and and Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.

Loraine Phelps

Loraine Phelps

Director of Marketing and Communications
Equiinet

Loraine Phelps is the Director of Marketing and Communications for EQUIINET. Loraine is responsible for establishing and executing marketing and communications strategies, plans, and tactics that drive corporate objectives and support brand proposition.

Loraine has more than 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing fields, with an emphasis on start-up and high profile venture companies. Loraine is also a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas.

Before joining the EQUIINET team, Loraine was a CAE at Tyco Integrated Security, where she focused on developing security technology solutions for commercial clients. Prior to her work at Tyco Integrated Security, Loraine was CEO and Founder of Solutions in Marketing, Inc. (SIM), a Las Vegas-based full service marketing solutions firm, specializing in brand development, expanding awareness, and strategic partnerships for new ventures and initiatives.

Loraine's marketing career has spanned a variety of capacities from Sales to Management, focused on nearly every advertising medium, achieving an impressive track record of performance-based promotions.

Loraine is deeply involved and committed to hands-on community service and currently serves on the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas Board of Trustees.

Bob Sheridan

Bob Sheridan

Executive Field Director, Network Operations
Cox Communications, Las Vegas

Bob Sheridan currently serves as Executive Field Director of Network Operations for Cox Communications, Las Vegas. Bob oversees the outside plant maintenance of 8,200 miles of coax and 1,800 miles of fiber cable.

He also oversees Cox’s construction department, which includes oversight of residential coax construction, fiber construction, and Cox Business’ commercial construction and HFC construction repair.

An experienced leader in the telecommunications industry, Bob joined Cox Las Vegas in 1999 as Senior Manager of Engineering and Construction. Prior to Cox, Bob worked with Central Telephone (Centel) in Las Vegas, first as a cable slicer in the early 1980s and eventually growing into Manager of Engineering and Construction. Bob actually began his telecommunications career more than 30 years ago as a lineman for New Jersey Bell Telephone.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and considers himself a “life-long learner.” He believes that we should never stop growing and helping others succeed along the way. Bob is also a past recipient of the Cox Outstanding Leadership Award.

As an avid cyclist, Bob leads an active lifestyle and has consistently served the local community through the Cox Charities program, supporting Eagle Scout Recognition Day and participating in the United Way’s Loaned Executive Program.

Bob has three children, Devin, Bailey and Taylor.

Angelica Aguirre-Silveyra

Angelica Silveyra

Team Leader, Customer Contact
NV Energy

Angelica Silveyra is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in Spanish. She has been working for NV Energy for 20 years. She is currently Manager in Customer Contact Operations.

Angie has been married to her husband, Abel, for 17 years. They have two children, Brandon, 12, and Matthew, 10. When Angie is not spending time with her family, she is assisting her community. She enjoys volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. She also enjoys helping children pick out new shoes at the Goodie Two Shoes events. Angie is a career-long supporter of United Way, donating financially and personally assisting in various events. She is currently serving her second year on the Board for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, where she actively serves on the Development and annual Gala Committees.

Angie was honored with the 40 under 40 award in 2010 and was featured in the Inaugural Edition of Las Vegas Latino Leaders in 2012.

Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith

Bank of Nevada
Sr. Vice President/Branch Deposit Manager

Joyce Smith is currently a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager with Bank of Nevada. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Joyce prides herself on being committed to the success of her clients and the community.

Joyce is actively involved in many civic and non-profit organizations, including the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, where she currently serves on the Finance Committee.

Joyce is the proud mother of three daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Kelly Vander Veur

Kelly Vander Veur

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Kellie Vander Veur has been an approved Las Vegas McDonald's owner/operator since 2010. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to her McDonald's career, Kellie was a Social Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah and San Diego, California, working with at-risk teenagers, specifically teen parents.

Kellie has been an RMHC® Board member since 2012 and is also a member of the RMHC® Development Committee, which is responsible for raising the more than 1.5 million dollars it takes to operate the Ronald McDonald House® and its programs each year.

Kellie is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Master of Social Work degree. She received the Belle S. Spafford Award, “for achievement and promise in improving the lives of women,” from the University of Utah School of Social Work. She was on the Board of the University of Utah Teen Parent Program. She continues to be committed to the young women (and men) she employs by being a mentor and role-model.

In her spare time, Kellie enjoys traveling with her husband, Andy, spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors hiking, biking and gardening. She loves living in Las Vegas and looks forward to calling it home for a very long time.

Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells

Assistant County Manager
Clark County, Nevada

Jeff Wells is an Assistant County Manager for Clark County, NV. His responsibilities include the Department of Family Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice. His other direct reports include the Public Defender, Office of Appointed Counsel, the Coroner and several other entities.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant County Manager, Jeff served as a Cabinet Officer in Colorado and was both Director of the Department of Labor and the Department of Personnel and Administration.

Jeff is a lawyer by training and has a Juris Doctorate degree and a MBA from Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Duke University.

Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in both law and government including being a partner in a private law practice, as well as serving several years as an administrative law judge. Jeff also served in the Colorado State Senate for 16 years and was elected by his peers as Senate Majority Leader for 12 years.

Jeff serves on the following committees: Nevada Supreme Court's Indigent Defense Commission, Nevada Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Reform Commission, the Court's School Disturbance Committee, and the Policy and Fiscal Affairs Committee for the departments of Juvenile Justice and Family Services. As a current member of the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, Jeff serves on the Growth and Capacity Building Committee.

Lorraine Klemz

Lorraine Klemz

President
Lorraine Klemz Consulting, Inc. 

Lorraine Klemz is President of Lorraine Klemz Consulting, Inc.  While best known for running successful capital campaigns, Lorraine has partnered with a variety of organizations to create and implement development plans, major gift programs, institutional advancement programs, annual fund/offertory appeals, staff audits and strategic plans.

In the Las Vegas area, Lorraine recently completed a campaign readiness assessment for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and facilitated a series of focus groups for St. Thomas More Parish in Henderson, Nevada.

Highlights of her work in the Diocese of Joliet include the management of a $7 million campaign for St. Michael Church in Wheaton, Illinois, a $1.9 million campaign for St. Jude Parish in Joliet, Illinois, a $2.3 million capital campaign for Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst, Illinois, a $2 million completion phase campaign for St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois, and debt elimination campaigns for St. Daniel the Prophet Parish in Wheaton, Illinois and St. Irene Parish in Warrenville, Illinois.  In the Archdiocese of Chicago, she conducted a $10.8 million campaign for St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a $1.8 million campaign for St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois, a $3.2 million campaign for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Glenview, Illinois and a $1.8 million debt elimination/capital funding campaign for Ascension Parish in Oak Park, Illinois.  Lorraine also exceeded funding goals for campaigns with the Catholic Community of St. Jude in New Lenox, Illinois, and Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.  Lorraine has also been involved with development programs benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Union League Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.

Prior to her career serving non-profit organizations, Lorraine was the Communications Manager and Public Affairs Representative with the Illinois Casino Gaming Association in Chicago and Harrah’s Entertainment in Joliet, Illinois.  In 1996, Lorraine was named Supervisor of the Year at Harrah’s and in 1994 was Harrah’s Promus Chairman’s Award Nominee for Community Service.

Lorraine earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois and holds an Illinois Type 75 General Administrative certificate for grades K-12.  She received her BA in Communications from Loyola University of Chicago.  

Kelly Vander Veur

Debbie Mitchell

Director of Operations
Capital One

Debbie Mitchell is the Director of Operations for Capital One. Debbie is responsible for several parts of the Loss Mitigation organization within Card Customer Experience. She oversees the Loss Mitigation operation in Las Vegas, all supplier sites and has responsibility for the Collection Customer Resolution Team. Prior to joining Capital One, Debbie held various roles at Microsoft, USAA and The Hartford insurance. Debbie has more than 25 years of experience in the customer service fields with a focus on financial services including banking and insurance.

Debbie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Regis University and has completed an Executive Education course at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Debbie and her husband moved to Las Vegas two years ago from the Seattle, WA area. Debbie has been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas Gala committee for the past two years. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 and is co-chair for the Ronald McDonald House® Gala in 2017. Debbie has also been involved in community events in Las Vegas supporting Ronald McDonald House®, Junior Achievement, Goodie Two Shoes and Day of Caring.

Tammy Peterson

Tammy Peterson

Attorney and Founding Partner
Peterson Baker, PLLC

Tammy Peterson is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Peterson Baker, PLLC.  Focusing on commercial and complex litigation, Tammy represents individuals as well as large public and private corporations, and governmental entities.  An experienced trial attorney, she is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers of America, Benchmark Litigation, and the Mountain States SuperLawyers.  Prior to founding her firm, she was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and a shareholder with Jones Vargas in Las Vegas.  She began her career as a deputy district attorney for the Special Victims Unit of the Clark County District Attorney’s office, prosecuting cases of child abuse, child homicide, and sexual assault.  Tammy holds a BA from UCLA in Economics / International Area Studies, and her law degree from the University of Arizona.  A native Nevadan, Tammy is dedicated to serving her community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada since 2002, and serving with the Junior League of Las Vegas since 1999, including service as its President in 2005-2006.