Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Alfred Pozos

Alfred Pozos, Ph.D.

Chair
General Manager | Oasis RV Resort
Alfred 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. Alfred volunteered for many years at Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas and was eventually elected to the Board of Directors. He previously served as Vice President of the Operations Committee before being elected to serve as Board Chair. In addition to working with RMHC®, Alfred serves as the General Manager for Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort. 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 more than 30 years and has two children and one grandchild.
Debbie Mitchell

Debbie Mitchell

Chair-Elect
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 joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas Board of Directors in 2017, but she has been involved with the RMHC Las Vegas Gala Committee since 2015, and has been the committee co-chair or chair since 2017. Debbie joined the Board of Directors 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.
Angelica Silveyra

Angelica Silveyra

Secretary
Director of 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 Director of Customer Contact Operations. Angie has been married to her husband, Abel, for 15+ years. They have two children, Brandon and Matthew. 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. Angie has been a member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas Board of Directors for 8 years. She serves on the Development Committee and is a past member of the Gala Committee. 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.
Krisit Walton

Kristi Walton

Treasurer
Tax Manager | Frazier & Deeter CPAs & Advisors
Kristi is a Tax Manager in Las Vegas and is responsible for income tax consulting and compliance for high net-worth individuals, partnerships and fiduciaries. She also has experience in family office management. Kristi serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas finance committee, is on the board of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and is an active member of a local church in Henderson, NV. Prior to joining the Frazier & Deeter, Kristi was a tax manager with a local Las Vegas accounting firm, Gerety & Associates, CPAs, for more than 9 years. She is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana.

BOARD MEMBERS

Denise Alderette

Denise Alderette

The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank (Retired)
Denise Alderette has been living in Las Vegas since 1968 and is a 1970 graduate of Valley High School. In April 2017, after 45 years in the banking industry, she retired from Nevada State Bank where she was a Senior Vice President/Private Bank Relationship Officer. Denise's banking career began in 1972 at the original Valley Bank of Nevada. In 1980 she joined Pioneer Citizens Bank, which was bought by Zions Bancorporation, which owns Nevada State Bank. Denise has been a Board of Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas for more than 17 years and serves as their VP of Fund Development. Previously, Denise was a ten year member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Council and a former Treasurer, President and Board Member of Crime Stoppers of Nevada for more than 25 years, Denise has a daughter, Jordana and two grandchildren, Morgan and Sean.
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Mark Amox

Chief Operating Officer | Sunrise Children's Hospital
Mark Amox joined Sunrise Children’s Hospital as Chief Operating Officer in August 2018. He brings 20 years of experience as an accomplished healthcare executive. In his role, Mark has oversight of Sunrise Children’s Hospital featuring a 72-bed level III Neonatal ICU (NICU), a 24-bed Pediatric ICU (PICU), 14-bed Pediatric Cardiac ICU (CICU) and the newly opened pediatric rehabilitation unit for inpatients – the only one in the state. Additionally, Mark is responsible for leading operations for the women’s service line at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Mark joined Sunrise Children’s Hospital from his most recent role as President and Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Children’s Hospital in El Paso, Texas. While at El Paso Children’s Hospital, Mark led the hospital’s emergence from a 24-month bankruptcy while growing key metrics in volume, patient satisfaction, nursing turnover and physician engagement. Prior to transitioning to El Paso, Mark served as Administrator and COO of University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Under his leadership, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital achieved national ranking in nine of ten specialties from the US News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals – the most of any children’s hospital in the State of Florida. Before his tenure with UF Health, Mark spent over 15 years working in leading academic medical centers and children’s hospitals. He served as Chief Department Administrator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics located at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Additionally, he held operations and finance positions with Houston Methodist Children’s Memorial Hermann and the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts from Henderson State University and a Master’s in Business Administration and in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is board certified in healthcare management, a Fellow in the American Colleges of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Practice Executive in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Lee Barrett

Lee Barrett

Owner & Broker | Barrett & Co., Inc.
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 more than 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 currently serves as Vice President of the Nevada Real Estate Commission. 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.
Cox Team Members

Adrian Bernal

Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence & Strategy | Cox Communications
Adrian B. Bernal serves as Sr. Manager of Competitive Intelligence and Strategy for Cox Communication, Inc.’s cable serving the Las Vegas, Arizona and California markets. Adrian started with Cox San Diego in 2000. In his position, Adrian is responsible for gathering, analyzing and distributing information about competitors’ products, market conditions, emerging technology, and customers for business decision-making. He is responsible for developing innovative solutions from complex problems and provides actionable recommendations to assist Cox Communications to enable its services to grow while retaining customers. Adrian also ensures that Cox Communications’ more than 1,500 employees within the Southern Nevada footprint are armed with interactive tools to assist in accurately positioning Cox’s products against the competition. While his primary role is to support the West markets, Adrian is also a national resource for Cox Communications for competitive gigabit analysis and strategy. Over the last three years Adrian has served as the Co-Chairman of the Cox Charities Annual Golf Tournament, the company’s annual fundraising event that has benefitted Southern Nevada charities such as Candlelighters, Blind Connect, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Communities in Schools, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas from San Diego, Adrian was responsible for Cox’s Hispanic marketing and event strategies in California which eventually lead to Cox’s national Hispanic marketing focus. His grass roots marketing program won him honors from the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communication. Adrian studied media arts and multimedia design at Platt College in San Diego, and New York University. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Elizabeth and their two Boston Terriers. In his spare time, Adrian can be found creating original artwork, listening to his vast collection of music, or trying to perfect his salsa in the kitchen.

Laurie Biddle

Customer Service Agent, Southwest Airlines
Bio coming soon!

Brent Bohn

McDonald's Co-Owner/Operator
Bio coming soon!
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Ashley Fawcett

Assistant Director of Marketing | Simon Property Group
Originally from the Midwest, Ashley relocated to Las Vegas from Arizona in 2015. She played collegiate volleyball and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a mathematics degree and the intention of teaching high school math. Instead of teaching, life took her to Las Vegas, where she discovered her passion for the nonprofit world working at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of greater Las Vegas. Through her role as Marketing Coordinator, she launched the Red Shoe Society in 2017 alongside fellow founding members. Now working in marketing for Simon Property Group at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, she is passionate about giving back to RMHC as President of the Red Shoe Society. In her free time, she loves spending time with her dog (Jessica Alba), playing sand volleyball, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Ashley is a founding member of the Red Shoe Society – Las Vegas Chapter and is proud to serve as President for the second year.
Roger Jones

Roger Jones

Owner | VegasTickets.com
Roger Jones is a 20 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 29 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.
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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. 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 RMHC 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.
Jerry Merrill

Jerry Merrill

Director | Sutherland Global Services
A retired US Navy Submarine Service veteran, Jerry currently oversees 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. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors, Jerry has been a member of the RMHC Run Committee for a number of years.

Patricia Navarro-Issel

McDonald's Owner/Operator
Bio coming soon!
Tammy Peterson

Tamara Peterson

Attorney & Managing 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.
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James Rensvold

EVP & Private Banking Director | The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank
James Rensvold serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Private Banking at Nevada State Bank. He leads a team serving the financial needs of high net-worth clients and helping them plan for the future. With more than 18 years of banking experience, James most recently specialized in helping healthcare professionals as a Certified Medical Banker. A native of Las Vegas, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He has served on Clark High School’s Academy of Finance (AOF) board of directors and was nationally recognized by the National Academy Foundation for his contributions to AOF. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.
Gus Tejeda

Gus Tejeda

Director of Marketing | Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Gus Tejeda has always had a passion for the hospitality industry. While in high school, Gus was employed as a convention set-up houseman at the Radisson South Hotel in Minneapolis. After completing his general education courses at a local community college, Tejeda decided to pursue his dream of attending a world-renowned hospitality program and transferred to University of Nevada Las Vegas. During his education at UNLV, Gus had several accomplishments including being selected as the outstanding junior and senior in Hotel Administration as well as being honored as the runner-up for the American Hotel Foundation’s Arthur Packard Memorial Scholarship which recognizes the nation’s top hospitality student. Upon graduation in 1989, Tejeda was recruited by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as an assistant executive housekeeper for their Santa Barbara property. In 1990, he returned to Las Vegas to pursue a Master of Science degree in Hotel Administration. Upon further reflection, Gus decided to postpone his education to gain further work experience and began employment at The Mirage as a public area shift manager. In 1991, Gus’ career path changed forever as he became an assistant convention services manager. Over the next five years, Tejeda held the positions of convention services manager and convention sales manager, the latter position he held until his promotion in 1996 to director of convention sales for Mirage Resorts soon to be constructed property, Bellagio. Six months prior to Bellagio’s opening, Gus was once again recruited by Four Seasons and accepted the position of director of sales at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. He was a part of the shortest pre-opening effort in the company’s history as well as the most successful first year of any Four Seasons at that time. After four years with Four Seasons, Gus returned to Bellagio as executive director of convention sales. Overseeing the convention sales and services departments, Tejeda led the team during the 928-room Spa Tower expansion period. In 2006, Gus accepted the role of vice president sales for Echelon. For two-and-a-half years he played an integral role in the design and development of The Meeting Center, which was Echelon’s 650,000 square-foot convention facility. Additionally, Gus managed the resort’s convention sales, services, leisure sales, and catering pre-opening efforts. After Echelon ceased construction in 2008 due to economic uncertainty, Tejeda was recruited by Kerzner International Resorts as vice president of group sales for their Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas resort. Gus would spend the next five years directing the group sales and marketing efforts for one of the most iconic resorts in the world. In 2014, Gus was once again recruited by Four Seasons and returned to Las Vegas as the property’s director of marketing. Tejeda lead the hotel’s sales and marketing efforts which include sales, catering, room reservations, and revenue management. Gus is a past board member of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives International Foundation and co-chair of the Meeting Professionals International CSR Committee. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Las Vegas Chapter of Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International. Gus and his wife, Sara, have a daughter, Alex, and a son, Justin.
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Michelle Thompson

President | The Sunstone Group/Johnstone Supply
A successful 3rd generation business owner in Southern Nevada, Michelle is the CEO and Co-Owner of Johnstone Supply, a wholesale distribution HVAC/R company. She operates branches in Southern Nevada, Arizona, and Mississippi. Michelle is a seasoned business leader skilled in P&L and financial management, strategic planning and execution, culture building, training and development, supply chain, omni channel/ERP, developing a customer-centric culture, with outstanding leadership and communication skills. Michelle currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Johnstone Supply Cooperative, which is made up of 95 owners representing $2.5 Billion in annual sales, as well as on the Board for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. She is a graduate of Arizona State University (BS in Business Finance) and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (MBA). Michelle and her husband, Scott, spend most of their free time supporting their two teenage sons in everything they do from sports to Boy Scouts.
Lyn Twitchell

Lyn Twitchell, CPA

Operations Manager | Subtle Patriot
Lyn Twitchell is a native of Henderson, Nevada and has spent the majority of his life and career in Southern Nevada. A father of four and grandfather of nine, family, church and community are his highest priorities. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and gardening, especially when doing it with family and friends. Lyn is the Operations Manager for Subtle Patriot, a Henderson-based company that creates patriotic-themed work, travel, golf and lifestyle baggage and luggage. The company is dedicated to hiring veterans as part of leadership and support teams. It also supports the NS2 Serves “Boots to Suits” program, a training and employment program created to assist veterans in their transition from military to civilian careers. The company also is the presenting sponsor of the Military Families Golf Classic in Las Vegas. Lyn graduated from UNLV with a degree in Accounting and is a Nevada CPA. Following graduation from UNLV, he has accumulated more than 20 years of accounting, finance, audit and management experience. Lyn has served as a controller or director of finance for several hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas area. He first learned of The Ronald McDonald House mission while working as an assistant manager for the McDonalds Corporation early in his career and is thrilled with the opportunity to be associated with this great organization.
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.