Education Alliance Names New Executive Officers and Board Members

At the annual Board of Directors’ meeting, the Education Alliance of Washoe County elected new officers and members. 2017-18 Officers include: Alex Woodley, City of Reno-President; Kyle Dalpe, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC)-1st Vice President; Dave Bianchi, Northwestern Mutual Financial-Treasurer; Nanette Quitt, NV Energy-Secretary; Members-At-Large: Mariluz Garcia, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Dean’s Future Scholars; Melissa Burnham, UNR College of Education; and Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, Renown Health.

In addition, the Executive Board has four permanent positions representing education in Washoe County: Traci Davis, Superintendent, Washoe County School District, represented by David Lasic, Chief of Staff; Karin Hilgersom, President, TMCC, represented by Kyle Dalpe, Interim Dean Applied Technical Sciences; Marc Johnson, President, UNR, represented by Joe Cline, Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education; and Kendall Inskip, Education Alliance Executive Director.

The Education Alliance welcomes three new Board members from key and in-demand occupations which contribute to the diversity of the Board. New members are: Brent Boynton, Boynton Communications; Charles Pasillas, MSA Engineering Consultants; and Jill Tolles, Nevada State Assembly District 25.

Returning Board members also include: Natha Anderson, Washoe Education Association; Bill Cathey, UNR-retired; Mariah Evans, UNR Faculty Senate; Kris Layman, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates; Mindy Lokshin, Community Representative; Susan Mayes-Smith, Educational Consultant; Chris Morgan, Deloitte LLP; Ben Rogers, NevadaNano; Bonnie Saviers, Writer/Editor; Eric Scheetz, Truckee River Flood Mgmt.; John Slaughter, Washoe County Manager; and Dena Strotman, Port of Subs. The Board is comprised of an exceptionally dedicated group of professionals and leaders who understand the importance of education in our community and have made it their priority. Efforts are focused on programs and events that include, Partners in Education, the Run for Education on October 22nd, Principal for a Day on February 8th, Teachers’ Warehouse, and P-16 Advocacy.

Learn more about the Education Alliance Board of Directors here!

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