WESTCARE NEVADA COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL



John Jeppsen, Chair - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

John C. Jeppsen is a shareholder in the Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys in more than 30 offices across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Jeppsen focuses his practice in corporate and securities law, public offerings and private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and other sophisticated finance transactions. He regularly advises public companies on Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting obligations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, stock exchange listing rules and corporate governance matters. A Nevada attorney for more than two decades, Jeppsen has been involved in leading numerous multi-million dollar transactions for a multitude of clients in the real estate, hotel-casino, manufacturing and retail industries. Jeppsen collaborates with Greenberg Traurig's Corporate and Securities/M&A Practice, which is comprised of more than 350 lawyers. In addition to serving on the Westcare Nevada, Inc. board, Jeppsen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and was named one of Nevada's Legal Elite by Nevada Business Magazine. Jeppsen received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law; his M.B.A from the University of Utah; and his B.S. from Brigham Young University. Jeppsen is licensed to practice law in both Nevada and Utah. In his free time, Jeppsen enjoys road biking, mountain biking, boating, golfing, running and spending time with his family. He lives in Boulder City with his wife Jody. They have four children. Jeppsen is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah.



Marilyn Moran, Vice Chair

Jean and Herb Tobman arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada from New Jersey in 1952, with their two small children. They were like so many others searching for the new west, new ideas, a new future, and Las Vegas welcomed them and many others. The new future included establishing a family furniture store on Main Street. The Tobman Family flourished, becoming part of the community. Their four children, like many others road their bikes to school, horses throughout the desert area and made life-long friends. Important to the family was service to their community and over 40 years ago the Tobman family assisted in establishing WestCare. Marilyn married John Moran in 1970 and they continued her family's passionate commitment to WestCare. Today, she servers on the State and National Boards of WestCare Foundation. She and her entire family continue to support WestCares mission of "Uplifting the Human Spirit". Marilyn is a well know supporter of all things Nevada. Her many years of community service has also included a Mayoral Appointment to the City Planning Commission following in her father's footsteps. During her 10 years on the commission, the commission adopted the Southwest Development Plan for Southern Nevada. When not working in the family transportation business, Western Cab Company, or supporting an important cause, you will find Marilyn and her husband John traveling and enjoying the great outdoors with their children and seven grand children.



Christine Bosse, VP Government Relations - Renown Health

Chris Bosse is the VP of Government Relations for Renown Health and her responsibilities include strategic input and direction for developing and leading government relations and related community relations for Renown. In addition, she is responsible for educating federal and state legislators, government and community leaders about healthcare and what issues put Renown's safety net services at risk. Chris has worked for Renown Health for more than 20 years and prior to her role in government relations her roles focused primarily in Finance and ranged in scope from financial projects to Vice President of Finance for Renown Regional Medical Center, a 538 bed level II trauma center, and Vice President of Financial Operations for Renown's Integrated Health Network which included traditional financial responsibilities such as financial reporting, budgeting, etc. to more health care industry specific responsibilities such as reimbursement, business office, medical records, admitting, social services, case management, etc. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and received her bachelor's degree in business administration at California State University, Sacramento. Prior to joining Renown, she worked for Ernst and Young. She serves on the Board of the following organizations: Nevada Hospital Association, HealthInsight Nevada, HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealtHIE Nevada, Access to Healthcare Network, and Northern Nevada HOPES.



Lou Peduzzi & Eva Peduzzi

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Eric Endy, Las Vegas Chinese School

Eric P. Endy, is the co-owner and of Las Vegas Chinese School and a director with Gaming Partners International Corporation. Mr. Endy received a Master of Arts from California State University-Los Angeles in 1981 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007. Through his commitment to WestCare, Eric is carrying on his father's legacy. His father, Paul Endy, was an early board member who strongly advocated for children and youth in the Las Vegas community.



Pat Foley, Wells Fargo Bank

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Kirk Holmes

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Nancy Mays

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Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz, Station Casinos

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MaryAnn Rivera

MaryAnn Moore Rivera is a third generation Nevadan, born in Las Vegas and educated at Bishop Gorman High School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She taught school for five years and was an Administrator at Bishop Gorman for twelve years in charge of development. For over ten years, she served Governors List, Bryan and Miller on the State Board of Museums and History and the Energy Resource Advisory Board. She has been a member of the Las Vegas Junior League since 1972 and served on the Advisory Boards for Catholic Charities and Valley Hospital. Married to Lyle Rivera since 1967, they have three grown children and two grandsons. Besides being a doting grandmother, she enjoys hiking, biking, golfing, cooking and summers in Sun Valley Idaho.



Russell Swain, GLB Insurance Group of Nevada

According to Russ, the insurance business just runs in the family. He grew up learning about insurance and the surety business from his father, Russell E. (Rusty) Swain, and was given the chance to officially join the business in 1979, when he joined George L. Brown Insurance Insurance Agency just after graduating from high school. He joined the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company as an underwriter trainee in 1981 and worked for the FFIC until 1983. Swain returned to GLB to work with his father, and he became a principal of the firm five years later in 1988. Swain became company president in 2002 and has continued to lead the agency to additional years of steady growth and a notable reputation. Swain assisted personally in the successful merger of both the Holmes Insurance group in 2000 with GLB and Atkin & Prater Insurance in 2004, which formed our current operation known now as "GLB INSURANCE GROUP OF NEVADA" founded by George L. Brown in 1941. Swain obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1997. A respected member of the insurance field, Swain served as President of the Independent Agents of Southern Nevada from 1990-91 and served as the State President of the NIIA from 2007-08, along with many other committee and service commitments in his industry. In his free time, Swain enjoys hiking, snow skiing, boating, motorcycles, bird hunting, ATV's, and spending time with his family.



Kate Hitt-Kaplan

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