Board of Trustees
Irwin Molasky, Founder
For more than 50 years, Irwin Molasky has played a significant role in the phenomenal growth of the Las Vegas valley. As Chairman of The Molasky Group of Companies, he has been an innovator in the creation of much of the Las Vegas skyline.
In a city where being bigger, better and first are paramount, Molasky is known as a trendsetter. He and business partner Merv Adelson were responsible for the city’s first private hospital, the 688-bed Sunrise Hospital Surgical Center & Medical Center, which now has 28 operating rooms and a nationally renowned neo-natal unit; Paradise Palms, the area’s first master-planned community, which captured national honors; seven golf courses and their communities; thousands of apartment communities; the first high-rise office building in downtown Las Vegas, Bank of America Plaza; and designed and developed the state’s first and largest enclosed shopping mall, the 1,350,000-square-foot Boulevard Mall. In addition, Molasky brought many new nationally known “big-box” retailers to Nevada such as Best Buy, Borders Books and Barnes & Noble.
Dennis L. Kennedy, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Chairman
Dennis L. Kennedy represents a wide range of health care providers and practices primarily in general commercial litigation. Mr. Kennedy has represented many of the country's hotel, gaming, insurance, pharmaceutical, tobacco, and other companies in the defense of class action and complex litigation. He is an author and frequent speaker in the areas of health care law and legal ethics. Mr. Kennedy is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law. Clients, through Chambers USA, describe him as a “true gentleman” in the courtroom while ranking him as a leading litigator in the State of Nevada.
As an Associate and Shareholder in Lionel Sawyer & Collins from 1975-2006, Mr. Kennedy’s thriving commercial litigation practice emphasized class actions and complex commercial litigation, antitrust law, hospital and healthcare law, and legal ethics. He continues to focus in these areas.
Donald D. Snyder
Donald D. Snyder is the volunteer Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. As an active supporter of cultural and arts organizations, Mr. Snyder has played an integral role in The Smith Center since the incorporation of its charitable foundation, the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Foundation, in 1996.
Mr. Snyder retired in 2005 from his “day job” at Boyd Gaming Corporation. He first joined the Company as a member of the Board of Directors in April 1996. He was later named President of the Company on January 1, 1997, a post he held until his retirement.
He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fremont Street Experience, where he held the Chairman’s post on its governing board until August 2006. This company is an entity that he formed for eight owners of major hotel and casinos in Las Vegas to develop and operate a major redevelopment project in downtown Las Vegas.
Alan Duncan, Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, Chair, Finance Committee Chair
Alan Duncan has served on the Board of Trustees of Nathan Adelson Hospice for eighteen years. Alan is the current chair of the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation and chair of the Finance Committee.
A thirty four year resident of Las Vegas, Mr. Duncan recently retired as a Managing Director-Investment Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors.
Alan currently serves on the boards of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Foundation and the UNLV Rebel Golf Foundation. His is a past president of Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and past treasurer of the Clark County Public Education Foundation and serves on the boards of other private foundations.
Michael D. Rumbolz, Center for Compassionate Care, Chairman
Mr. Rumbolz is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Everi Holdings Inc., a developer of gaming products and services, and a Director of Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Rumbolz served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cash Systems, Inc., a provider of cash access services to the gaming industry, from January 2005 until August 2008 when Cash Systems, Inc. was acquired by Everi. Mr. Rumbolz also has provided various consulting services and held various public and private sector employment positions in the gaming industry, including serving as Member and Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board from January 1985 to December 1988. Mr. Rumbolz is also the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Casino Data Systems, was the President and CEO of Anchor Gaming, was the Director of Development for Circus Circus Enterprises (later Mandalay Bay Group), and was the President of Casino Windsor at the time of its opening in Windsor, Ontario. In addition, Mr. Rumbolz is the former Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Nevada.
Mr. Schreck, resident in the firm's Las Vegas office, is chair of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Gaming Law Group and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Business Group.
Mr. Schreck has personally represented many premier public and private gaming companies. With nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Schreck’s work revolves around licensing matters and all other aspects of regulatory compliance. His clients include Wynn Resorts, MGM Mirage, Harrah’s Entertainment, Pinnacle Entertainment, Station Casinos, WMS Industries, Riviera Hotel and Casino, Kerzner International and Barden Gaming. Mr. Schreck has also represented individuals such as Marvin Davis, Ronald O. Perelman, Carl Icahn, Sumner Redstone, Leon Black and David Bonderman.
Priscilla Schwartz- Hodes relocated to Las Vegas in 1991 and quickly made Las Vegas her home. She became involved as an active volunteer in a number of local organizations and eventually assumed volunteer leadership roles serving as a Director on numerous Boards in the community.
One organization that benefited from Mrs. Schwartz –Hodes generosity is Nathan Adelson Hospice. Ms. Schwartz-Hodes answered a community need when she learned of a shortage of bereavement counseling services in the community. It was her dream to recognize and honor her husband, Walter, and to provide NAH with office space for administration and The Center for Compassion Care's programs and services. She donated the funding for The Walter L. Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care building. Thanks to her generosity, Nathan Adelson Hospice can offer these critical services to the people who need them most and leave a lasting legacy to her late husband. In addition, she provides the complementary office space for Jewish Family Service and the Holocaust Memorial Center.
Edwin Kingsley, M.D.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah, Dr. Kingsley received his medical degree from the University of Utah College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine as well as his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Arizona.
The author of nine publications, he is the principle investigator of multiple clinical trials. Currently, he is a hematology/ oncology consultant and is in private practice with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada.
Dr. Kingsley is an adjunct clinical professor at Touro University and has been teaching medical students for over 14 years. He served as chief of staff at Sunrise Hospital from 2000-2002.
He served as president of the Clark County Medical Society in 2003-2004 and president of the Nevada State Medical Association from 2005-2006.
Richard S. Worthington
Mr. Richard Worthington has served as president & chief operating officer for Paradise Development Company and The Molasky Group of Companies since 1998. Worthington is responsible for providing leadership and management to the overall operations of this highly diversified and prolific family-owned real estate firm that has been at the forefront of southern Nevada's growth for nearly sixty years. During his tenure as president of the company, Molasky has initiated or completed construction on nearly $1.0 billion in projects including: 2,700 apartments, 1.5M SF of retail, 500,000 SF of office, the 84 unit-$145M Park Towers luxury condominium project, the 285,000 SF, 17-story Molasky Corporate Center - Nevada's largest LEED Gold certified office building, $40M in aviation facilities, the State of Nevada's first 400 bed re-entry facility for the Nevada Dept of Corrections, as well as the recent completion of a 1,078 bed detention center which the company leases to Clark County. Worthington oversees a diversified portfolio of real property and various joint ventures with strategic partners. He has worked with the Molasky family for more than seventeen years on various projects, including serving for six years as senior vice president, and later, president of Ritter Ranch Co, an affiliated company to Paradise Development and the developer of an 11,500 acre, 7,200 unit master-planned community located in North Los Angeles County.
Lou Silvestri has been a Nevada resident since 1957. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Silvestri had a very successful career with the Clark County School District for 27 years holding various leadership positions as a teacher, school administrator and central office administrator.
After retiring from the school district in 1989, Mr. Silvestri began a second career in Hotel Administration. He is the Executive Director of Development for the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels both Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.
Mr. Silvestri has served on the Board of Trustees at Nathan Adelson Hospice for 6 years. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife Linda and their sons Rob and Jeff.
Jeanne Richard Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ALPHA Services, the company she founded in 1993. Her company provides business support and staff augmentation services to government and industry in the areas of administrative, technical, allied healthcare, information technology, and security throughout the continental U.S. Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Jeanne worked for a variety of Fortune 500 companies such as Allied-Signal and American Express IBC. She worked in the gaming industry in Nevada for MGM Grand and Bally’s as Director of Training and Vice President of Human Resources.
Michael G. Fauci was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps., where he served for three years. After which he enrolled in Valley Junior College of Burbank, California. Michael moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1959.
He has been in the Construction industry since 1962, specializing in commercial construction. As the President of M.G. Fauci Construction Company, Michael represents the second generation of the Fauci family to choose the building industry for his career.
Michael has been devoted to many organizations: Nathan Adelson Hospice, where he sits on the Board of Directors, Las Vegas Museum of Natural History, where he also sits on the Board of Directors, and the Augustus Society, where he was one of the founders twenty-five years ago, as well as a former president. Michael has been a major contributor, and will continue to be, to the growth and prosperity of this amazing city of Las Vegas.
Michael E. Luce
As president, since 1997, Michael Luce oversees the multi-state real estate investment and development companies of The Walters Group. With more than 500 associates employed with The Walters Group and its affiliated companies in southern Nevada, The Walters Group is a multi-faceted entrepreneurial group of businesses that includes residential and commercial developments and various land holdings.
The Walters Group is a leader in the development and operation of quality, high-end golf facilities. Through its Walters Golf division, the company currently owns Desert Pines Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, as well as The Links at Lands End in Yantis, Texas. Other investment companies under the Walters Group include a banking institution, an optical company in San Diego, a natural resources company in Colorado, an auto dealership in Kentucky and an award winning fine dining restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.
Reed Radosevich is the President of Northern Trust Bank for the state of Nevada. He is responsible for business operations for both Trust and Investment as well as Private Banking, catering to affluent individuals within Nevada.
Mr. Radosevich has over 19 years of experience in banking, lending and relationship management. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he served as Senior Vice President and Client Manager with the state’s largest commercial bank. He has extensive experience in underwriting and structuring credit facilities of all sizes to various types of businesses and individuals. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from UNM.
Shauna Hughes is a member of the Firm's Administrative, Gaming and Government Affairs Department. The focus of Shauna's practice is government affairs, regulatory law, entitlement processing on local, county, state and federal levels, and lobbying for clients.
Ms. Hughes previously held the position of City Attorney for the City of Henderson, Nevada from 1983-2009. In her 26 year career as City Attorney, she provided legal representation for the mayor, city council, as well as the entire city government of Henderson. She supervised the civil and criminal divisions of the City Attorney's office as well as the Environmental Programs Division and Office of Court Programs.
An active and caring force in the community, she is a board member of The Nathan Adelson Hospice; the Henderson Boys and Girls Club; the Henderson Community Foundation; and the Henderson Science Museum. Ms. Hughes is also a founding member of the S.A.F.E. House, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid and shelter to victims of domestic abuse in Henderson, NV., and a member of the National Charity League.
Mr. MacTaggart is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Gaming, Real Estate, Taxation, and Trusts and Estates practice groups. His practice emphasizes multi-jurisdictional business and corporate law, tax litigation and consultation, national and international gaming and hospitality, shareholder and partner dispute resolution, business-related aspects of commercial litigation, business formations, acquisitions and reorganizations, including substantial experience with Nevada anti-takeover laws. He was previously a shareholder with Beckley Singleton, which partnered with Lewis and Roca in 2007. Mr. MacTaggart, who is also a Certified Public Accountant and former international partner in a “Big Four” accounting firm, has counseled a significant number of companies on various multi-jurisdictional transactions, initial public offerings, merger, acquisition and sale transactions, and tax-efficient structuring and operational strategies. He has represented clients and trade associations before state and federal legislative and regulatory bodies in Nevada, California, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., as well as in Europe.
Robert R. Barengo
Robert R. Barengo joined the Commission on December 3, 2003. He represents General Business. Mr. Barengo attended the following schools, St Thomas Aquinas Grammar School, Reno; Bishop Manogue High School, Reno; University of Santa Clara; J.D. – 1969; and California State University at Hayward; B.S. – 1966 He has held many elected offices and has extensive legislative experience. 1981-1983 Speaker of the Assembly and Chairman of Legislative Commission. 1978-1981 Speaker Pro Tempore. 1973-1979 Chairman Judiciary Committee. 1972-1982 Assemblyman, District 29, five regular sessions and one special session. Served on various committees including Interim Finance, Ways and Means, Commerce and Judiciary.
Ellis Landau is a retired financial executive and private investor with more than 30 years of experience as a financial executive in the gaming and hospitality industries. He serves on the Board of Directors for a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations. In 2006, he retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boyd Gaming Corporation, which, during his 16-year tenure transformed from a small private company to a large, successful publicly traded company with gaming properties nationwide. In his role as Boyd's senior financial executive, Mr. Landau oversaw major acquisition and development transactions; raising of equity, debt and bank capital; and managed relationships with Wall Street and institutional investors. He also served on Boyd Gaming's Management Committee and participated in all board and committee meetings. Prior to joining Boyd, Mr. Landau served in various capacities as a financial executive with Ramada Inc., which became Aztar Corporation, for 19 years. He also worked for U-Haul International in Phoenix, Arizona and the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
Steven J. Peterson is the Executive Director for Hospitalist operations for IPC: The Hospitalist Company in Nevada and California. IPC is the leading provider of hospital medicine in the U.S. - providing management services to hospitalist practices operating in more than 500 facilities. Prior to IPC, Mr. Peterson held positions as an independent practice management professional; CEO of AMR- Las Vegas; and spent five years in administrative positions with Sierra Health Services, Inc. Mr. Peterson is on the Nevada Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology and an M.H.A. in Health Administration from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Al Benedict, Emeritus
Carole Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer
Carole A. Fisher is honored to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, bringing to the position, vast knowledge of the healthcare industry, a strong belief in the hospice philosophy, and a passion for the organization’s mission. She is a visionary in her leadership and aspires for Nathan Adelson to be the hospice of choice, the employer of preference, and the training center of excellence.
Early in her career, Ms. Fisher served as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Executive Director of Bridge Counseling Associates, creatively securing a series of diminishing federal and state resources that expanded the scope of services the agency provided to the community. After leaving Bridge Counseling to pursue a career as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in for-profit behavioral healthcare, Ms. Fisher wished to broaden her professional knowledge and accepted an invitation to serve as Executive Director for Southwest Medical Associates, a division of Sierra Health Services, the largest managed healthcare company in Nevada.