Board of Trustees
Emeritus (1927-2020) For more than 50 years, Irwin Molasky played a significant role in the phenomenal growth of the Las Vegas valley. As Chairman of The Molasky Group of Companies, he was an innovator in the creation of much of the Las Vegas skyline.
Dennis L. Kennedy
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.
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.
Michael D. Rumbolz
Center for Compassionate Care, Chairman
Michael D. Rumbolz is Chairman and CEO of Cash Systems, Inc. (CKN-AMEX), a provider of cash access services to the casino industry. Its products include proprietary ‘All-in-One’ cash advance ATM’s, credit and debit card cash advance kiosks and check cashing solutions, and collectively comprise the primary means by which casinos make cash available to their customers.
Robert R. Barengo
Emeritus: 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.
Emeritus (1923-2014) Mr. Benedict was one of the founders of Nathan Adelson Hospice. He moved to Las Vegas in 1952 and obtained his first hotel job at the Last Frontier. He later left the Last Frontier to open the Stardust, and then finally headed resort operations for Howard Hughes. When Hughes sold the Desert Inn and his other resorts, Benedict joined the team that built the original MGM.
Jeri Crawford is President of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has served on the organization’s Board since 2005. She has led the Las Vegas Philharmonic since 2008 and during that time established the orchestra as resident company at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Crawford has bolstered the organization’s presence through expanding initiatives focused on Youth enrichment and community engagement. Under her guidance, the Youth Concert Series has grown its free concerts, music education and Music Van program to over 30,000 Clark County School District students per year.
Emeritus: 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.
Christian D. Haase
Christian Haase is co-founder, owner and operator of several Las Vegas-based companies, including Burnett Haase Construction, 24/Seven Xpress Convenience Stores and Liquor Library, LLC at McCarran Airport. In addition, he has principal experience in all areas of commercial real estate development, management and feasibility analysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Molasky was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the past three decades he has been actively involved in a wide range of real estate development in Las Vegas and California ranging from warehouse distribution facilities to single family, multi-family and ultra high-end condominiums and specializing in Design.
As a tenured executive with Universal Health Services, Karla Perez currently serves as the Regional Vice President for the Western Region of Universal Health Services. In her current role, Karla provides oversight to the operations of Spring Valley, Summerlin, Desert Springs, Valley, and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Centers in Las Vegas, Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada and an additional acute care hospital currently under construction in Henderson, Nevada. Karla has multi-state experience having previously overseen hospitals in both Washington and California.
Steven J. Peterson is the Executive Director for Hospitalist operations for IPC: The Hospitalist Company in Nevada and California.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Emeritus. 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.
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Karen Rubel currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Nathan Adelson Hospice. She joined the organization in 2007 as the Vice President for Development. She has extensive experience in major gifts fundraising and building development programs, along with strong leadership skills and strategic planning abilities.