Meet CIS of Nevada

We’re More Than A Team. We’re family.

Leadership Circle Event with Elaine Wynn Rey Saldana Tami Hance-Lehr
Diversity Equity Inclusion Summit in DC with Communities In Schools
Our Commitment

We live in a vast and varied state—both in geography and in ideology. Sometimes it can be challenging to come together physically and intellectually and find common ground. View our Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion statement here: English version and Spanish version.

But we believe there’s one goal we can all agree on—our kids deserve the freedom and opportunity to achieve in the classroom and beyond regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic background.

We are responsible for creating a community that empowers every child and teen to discover and become the most authentic, successful, fulfilled, joyful version of themselves.

Our CIS Statewide Staff

Nevada Headquarters

Communities In Schools is guided by a talented, committed and diverse group of business leaders. Get to know our Nevada team who supports our school sites throughout our state.

Our CIS Statewide Board & Advisors

Board of Directors

Our board members are passionate supporters of the CIS mission, and leaders in a variety of fields including finance, education, marketing, civil rights and more.

  • Raymond Specht
    Raymond Specht
    Board Chair, Specht Leadership Consulting
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Punam Mathur
    Punam Mathur
    Vice Chair, Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Tom Edington
    Tom Edington
    Treasurer, Western Pacific Insurance
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Joyce Woodhouse
    Joyce Woodhouse
    Secretary, Education Advocate
    Henderson, NV
  • Elaine Wynn
    Elaine Wynn
    Founding Chairperson, Communities In Schools
    Las Vegas, NV

Board Members

  • Christopher Hume
    Christopher Hume
    PLAYSTUDIOS
    Las Vegas, NV
  • elizabeth-blau
    Elizabeth Blau
    Blau & Associates
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Jen Hutter
    Jennifer Hutter
    Community Advocate
    Reno, NV
  • Jerrie Merritt
    Jerrie Merritt
    Bank of Nevada
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Jim Nelson
    Jim Nelson
    Community Advocate
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Johanna Blake
    Johanna Blake
    Bank of America
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Krystal Allan
    Krystal Allan
    KSNV News 3
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Lisa Turner
    Lisa Turner
    EXP Realty & Koinonia Construction
  • Lori Colvin
    Lori Colvin
    Southwest Gas Corporation
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Mara_McNeill
    Mara McNeill
    Toyota Financial Savings Bank
    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • Melissa Schultz
    Melissa Schultz
    Nevada Gold Mines
    Elko, NV
  • Michael Crome
    Michael Crome
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Nileen Knoke
    Nileen Knoke
    Cox Communications
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Phyllis Gurgevich
    Phyllis Gurgevich
    Nevada Bankers Association
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Ramiro Lopez
    Ramiro Lopez
    Telemundo
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Dr. Tifffany Tyler-Garner
    Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner
    City of Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Alyssa Anderson
    Alyssa Anderson
    Honorary Member (1977-2020)
Latest Happenings and Stories

CIS is in the News!

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School Year Achievements for Class of 2022
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Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada Expands Support With Google Donation
New Staff Announcements Tori DellaRocca Nathaniel Waugh Alexis Benavidez
CIS Names New Hires and Staff Promotions