People on the Move: June 24, 2024

Mon, Jun 24, 2024 (2 a.m.)

The 89 lights around the circumference of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign were flipped to green in a brief ceremony in recognition of Mental Health Action Day and Month. As part of the event, Clark County commissioners recognized Boys Town Nevada and declared it “Boys Town Nevada – Mental Health Action Awareness Day.” The recognition was supported by Molina Healthcare, Silvia and Kevin Buckley of Freedom House Sober Living and First Real Estate Companies.

Assistance League of Las Vegas, an all-member volunteer nonprofit that transforms the lives of children and adults through community programs, has a new president and board of directors for 2024-2025. Duties include operating the award-winning Thrift Shop and the nonprofit’s community programs, such as Operation School Bell, which provides more than 5,000 local students a year with the new clothing they need to succeed at school. The new board is: Sylvie Courtemarsh, president; Sue Trock, president-elect; Sue Severino, vice president chapter services; Sandy Mullally, vice president membership; Tammy Vaaler, vice president philanthropic; Brandon Davis, vice president fund development; Deon Poort, vice president community programs; Tay Fried, vice president finance; Christine Santiago, vice president strategic planning; Kathryn Cummings, vice president marketing; Gloria Rice, recording secretary; Julie Slack, treasurer; Erin Bendavid, assisteens representative; Betsy Angelcor, Desert Sage representative; Diana Anderson, parliamentarian.

The Nevada Transplant Institute announced the inauguration of its board of directors, marking a significant milestone in its mission to revolutionize access to life-saving transplantation services in Nevada and the region. They are: Joe Ferreira, founding chair; Dr. Brian Erling, president and CEO, Renown Health; Jim DeVolld, managing director, commercial banking, First Independent Bank; Dr. Thiago Beduschi, chief of the University of Florida Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery and director of the UF Health Abdominal Transplant Center. Guiding NTI as its director and executive vice president is Dr. Ernesto Molmenti, who has authored over 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts/chapters and written six textbooks translated into multiple languages.

Proper Eats Food Hall, located inside Aria resort, welcomed a new fresh and healthy option with the opening of Happy Leaf. It will be the tenth station to join the food hall and is located between Food Network star Judy Joo’s Seoul Bird and Grammy-nominated Steve Aoki’s Pizzaoki.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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