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Chairman of the Board
Kathy has been the leading advocate for senior and veteran issues during her entire six term tenure in the Nevada State Legislature. She has also served on the Nevada Commission on Aging, Nevada Veterans Services Commission and is chair for the Statutory Committee on Senior Citizens.
AARP Nevada’s Associate State Director for Community Outreach, Maria Dent, brings a wealth of experience in aging services to her work with older Nevadans. After seven years with South County Senior Services in San Clemente, California, she relocated to the Las Vegas Valley in 1994, where she managed volunteer programs for Sierra Health Services. Her work there led to an opportunity with Catholic Charities, administering key programs implemented by the group for older adults as well as low-income Las Vegans. Dent has received several awards and honors for her work with older adults, one such honor being recognized as volunteer manager of the year by the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies in 1999.
Barbara J. Grostick
Barbara Grostick is the Volunteer and Community Resource Coordinator for Clark County Social Service and Department of Family Services. In this capacity, Barbara is responsible for the planning, developing, implementing and evaluation of the Social Service Volunteer Program. As the Community Resource Coordinator, Barbara networks with the community in accessing resources for both county agencies.
Barbara is an experienced trainer and conducts Volunteer Management workshops for various organizations throughout the Las Vegas community.
Barbara has been active member of the community for over 20 years serving in a variety of board positions. Past volunteer board positions include: Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada, DOVIA, Lutheran Social Services, and HELP of Southern Nevada. She currently serves as the President of the National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government and a board member of ITNLasVegasValley. Barbara is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and recipient of several awards for outstanding volunteer management and community involvement.
Shirley Breeden has lived in Las Vegas and Henderson since 1967. After retiring with over thirty years of service with the Clark County School District in 2007, she continues to volunteer in the community and is an advocate for Veterans, Senior Citizens, and Children in Nevada. As a Nevada State Senator (2008-2012), Shirley has served as the Chairwoman and Vice-Chairwoman of two interim legislative committees for Senior Citizens, Veterans and Adults with Special Needs as well as Chairwoman of the legislative committee on Transportation during the 2011 legislative session.
Suzanne Casupang currently serves as a Real Estate Consultant with Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She brings over 20 years experience in non-profit and business management in her leadership role as Branch Executive of the YMCA of Southern Nevada and Owner/President of a road construction company, Traffic Master Co. While at the “Y” she managed programs for youth and adults of all ages and developed a nationally recognized volunteer program in Las Vegas. Also, she is active in the Clark County School District Mentoring Project and a member of the Las Vegas Country Club.
Currently an Engagement Manager and Regional HERO Chair at Caesars Entertainment, Lindsay Garcia joined the ITN Board in 2012. In addition to being a mother of two beautiful children, she has a long history of work with non-profit organizations and volunteerism programs both in the Las Vegas valley and Southern California.
Having moved to Las Vegas only seven years ago, she has already impacted several organizations including the American Cancer Society, Opportunity Village, Second Wind Dreams, and many more. Her enthusiasm, ambition, and passion for the community will carry her forward in both her career and her pursuit to make a difference.
Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Professional Banking Division of Nevada State Bank joined the Board of ITNLasVegasValley to support its outreach in the senior and veteran communities.
As a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service and two parents in their 90.s living at home, Patrick understands the issues involved.
Over his extensive banking career, he has had non-profit and community organizations as clients and served with two in an executive capacity.
Patrick holds a B.S. Degree in Business and MBA Degree in Business Administration and Finance. Patrick is married to the former Cindy Manouge, a long-time Las Vegas resident and former career banker herself. Between them they have seven children and twelve grandchildren (so far).
Andrew J. Urban Jr.
Andrew (Andy) J. Urban Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1981 he graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington and moved to Las Vegas in the same year. He is married to Ruth Urban and they have a son who lives and works in Chicago. In 1983 he joined the Henderson City Attorney Office. During his years with Henderson, Andy represented almost every city department at one time or another, and for several legislative sessions in the late eighties and early nineties he was the City’s lobbyist. He remained the City Attorney Office chief legal legislative analyst and second in command until his retirement from public service in July 2009. He is a sole practitioner and owner of the Nevada Virtual Law Office.
Fran Smith has more than 15 years' experience in non-profit management with organizations in Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada, including eight years as executive director of the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada. During that time, the center fulfilled the Standards of Excellence established by the Volunteer Center National Network, achieved accreditation through United Way, and became affiliated with the national Points of Light and Hands On Network.
Prior to her career in non-profit management, she served as a legislative assistant to a United States senator and congressman.
Nancy Sprague has accrued more than 20 years of community relations, marketing, management, and communications experience in the public and private sector. While serving as Nevada’s Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Deputy Director of Commerce (Business & Industry), she developed several public information initiatives and programs to benefit both businesses and consumers. During her tenure at the YMCA, she created and implemented marketing strategies that contributed to tripling membership, doubling program revenues and receiving national awards for marketing excellence.
Among her many accomplishments, she was responsible for spearheading the United Way Small Business Initiative and Association of Part-Time Professionals, Las Vegas Chapter. In addition, she has held leadership roles in scores of organizations.