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SNPT Board & Councils

Board of Directors

The Friends of Channel 10 was founded in 1971 to provide financial, promotional, governmental and volunteer support for KLVX-TV.  The Friends recruit volunteers for pledge drives, conduct special fund raising events, provide information to policy makers, apply for grants, assist with business operations of online adult education, and manage endowment funds for public television. In 1999, the Friends decided to restructure the board to assist KLVX with the federally mandated conversion to digital television. The 25 member board was renamed Southern Nevada Public Television (SNPT) restructured to include several councils with up to twenty members. KLVX-TV, Channel 10 also rebranded itself as Vegas PBS.

Southern Nevada Public Television Board of Directors

  • Tom Axtell, Vegas PBS - Executive Director
  • Dr. Nancy Brune, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities - Vice President
  • Cheryl (Cheri) Colbus, US Bank
  • Bill Curran, Ballard Spahr, LLP. - President
  • Moises (Mo) Denis, State Senator
  • Thalia Dondero, Community Volunteer
  • Mark Dreschler, Premier Trust of NV - Planned Giving Council Chair - Treasurer
  • Carolyn Edwards, Trustee, Clark County School District 
  • Dema Guinn, Community Volunteer
  • Sandi Herrera, "Got Core Values!"
  • Charlotte Hill, Carlisle Collection - Community Council Chair
  • Albert Kovacs, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Lori Lea, AECIndustryPro.com
  • Nora Luna, Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • Marydean Martin, Marydean & Associates
  • Barbara Molasky, Barbara Molasky & Associates - Secretary
  • Loretta Moses, Clark County Medical Society – DM Area Health Education Council Chair
  • Dante Pistone, National Security Technologies, LLC - Government Affairs Council Chair
  • John Restrepo, Principal, RCG Economics LLC
  • Irene Vogel, Community Volunteer

 

Community Council

The Community Council oversees traditional volunteer activities and special event fundraising. The council recruits and trains over 1,000 volunteers who will assist Vegas PBS during the year. Special events such as the annual wine tasting and auction, visits by PBS celebrities, and ticket sales for VIP events at facility openings are major activities of the Community Council.

  • Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS
  • Myram Borders, Community Volunteer
  • Jenny Care, Community Volunteer
  • Roberta Decalogero, Wells Fargo
  • Charlotte Hill, Carlisle Collection - Chair
  • Jeanne Jones, Alpha Services NV
  • Marydean Martin, Marydean & Associates
  • Jennifer Schuricht, NV Energy
  • Peggy Smith, Hands Ink Advertising/PS Media
  • Irene Vogel, Community Volunteer

Planned Giving Council

The Planned Giving Council focuses on major gifts to the station. Members present ten public seminars a year on a variety of planned giving topics and provide free services for individuals planning major gifts to Vegas PBS. The Council produced programs and short informational messages for broadcast on Vegas PBS on a variety of personal financial planning information. To date 100 individuals have indicated they will donate over $36 million to the Vegas PBS Endowment through testamentary bequests.

Planned Giving Council

  • Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS
  • Robert Bolick, Durham Jones & Pinegar
  • Mark Dreschler, Premier Trust of NV - Chair
  • Shannon Evans, Evans & Associates
  • Thomas Foskaris, SagePoint Financial, Inc.
  • Candace Johnson, Gerety & Associates
  • Jason Oshins, Wealth Strategies Group
  • Matthew G. Pfau, Pickard Parry Pfau
  • David A. Straus, Law Offices of David A. Straus, LLC
  • Scott W. Taylor, Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern
  • Geraldine Tomich, Marquis Auerbach Coffing
  • Shawna Waldman, Raymond James
  • Kim Walker, Kim Walker, Inc.
  • Kelly McCarthy, Development Director, Vegas PBS

Governmental Affairs Council

The Governmental Affairs Council assists Vegas PBS with local, state and federal governmental relations.

Subject to the lobbying prohibitions of CPB, Council members review legislative and governmental policy affecting Public TV, update officials on station services supporting public education, public health and public safety.

  • Tom Axtell, General Manager, Vegas PBS
  • Bill Curran, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
  • Dante Pistone –National Security Technologies, LLC- Chair
  • John Restrepo, RCG Economics
  • Jennifer Schuricht, NV Energy

Desert Meadows Area Health Education Council

The Desert Meadows Area Health Education Council serves as the advisory board for a broad-based career education and continuing professional education service. The Council’s role is to set educational priorities and advisee on marketing strategies. AHECs were authorized by Congress and are established in selected communities by each state’s land grant university. The Vegas PBS GOAL online adult education service agreed to perform these services in Southern Nevada in 2014, and receives a federal sub-grant for operations and staffing from the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. 

  • Gerald Ackerman, Office of Rural Health, Ex-Officio Member
  • Raymond W. Alden III, Touro University Nevada
  • Brendan Bussman, Healthcare Consultant
  • A. Peter Eveland, Roseman University College of Medicine
  • Chris Garvey, Trustee, Clark County School District
  • Josh Hamilton, Engelstad School of Health Sciences, College of Southern Nevada
  • Joseph P. Iser, Southern Nevada Health District
  • Marydean Martin, Marydean & Associates
  • Loretta Moses, Clark County Medical Society - Chair
  • Charles Perry, Founder NV Health Care Association Perry Foundation
  • Neal Rosenburg, Nevada State College
  • Spencer Stewart, Western Governors University Nevada

 

Vegas PBS Advisory Councils

American Graduate Advisory Council

The American Graduate Advisory Council is required under a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  It includes a dozen education and community members who advise the station on strategies to encourage children to graduate from high school and how to raise community awareness about the dropout issue.

Keeping Kids Fit Council

The Keeping Kids Fit Council was formed by the station to provide multi-cultural insight on how to combat increasing childhood obesity rates by incorporating exercise and nutrition information in Ready To Learn literacy workshops. More than 150 workshops were attended by over 10,000 children and adults last year.

 

 

2015 & 2016 Public Meetings Vegas PBS meeting information

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS

Educational Technology Campus

Location:
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 799-1010 
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Vegas PBS Source

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