Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


2022 NNF Advisory Board

Mary Bondmass, PhD, RN, CNE, BSN, MSN has almost 30 years of critical care and emergency nursing experience, has been certified and practiced as a clinical nurse specialist, and is currently a certified nurse educator with more than 15 years in the academic setting.  She has led grant-supported research focused on advanced practice tele-management of chronic heart failure, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation. More recently, her research has examined nursing education with an emphasis on teaching and learning evidence-based practice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is interested in pre- and post-self-efficacy among undergraduate and graduate students regarding QSEN competencies, and has initial QSEN research in progress. Mary has published data in medical, nursing, and lay literature, and she has several research book chapters to her credit. She has reviewed manuscripts for professional publications including Journal of Nursing Education, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, and Research in Nursing and Health, and has served on several health advisory boards in Washington D.C. including the National Consumers League. She has served on the Board of the Nevada Nursing Association (NNA) for two terms and is the 2018-2020 NNA President.
Vicky Catlin, MSN-Ed, RN, CLE, CNE graduated from UNR with a BS in Health Education/teaching and a BS in Nursing. She attended the University of Phoenix for her MSN with a post-graduate certification in education. She has worked for local hospitals in nursing staff development and new graduate orientation to the MCH area. Vicky joined Carrington School of Nursing to teach Perinatal and Women Health in 2013. She is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at UNR. She belongs to AWHONN, NNA, and NONL, and serves as a March of Dimes education and grant reviewer.
Stacy Crouch, DNP, RN, CNE is a registered nurse and for the past 6 years has been teaching in both the Associate degree and Bachelor nursing programs at Great Basin College. She is also a member of the ANA and NNA and is a current District 1 Director at Large for the NNA. She received her AAS-RN and BSN from Great Basin College, her MSN from Walden University, and her DNP from Grand Canyon University. A personal goal is to get more RNs involved in the NNA, NNF, and ANA to promote their own health and education in a greater capacity to promote health in all communities in Nevada, especially the rural areas, which are underserved.
Rocio Cruz, RN is a Carson City Resident who works as a registered nurse in an inpatient geriatric-psychiatric unit at Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services. She enjoys serving her community and volunteering. She plans to enroll in the FNP program at UNR in 2020 to further her career and be able to use her background to better serve patients with limited health care access. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.
Kelly Farley is the Simulation Coordinator of the Nevada Clinical Simulation Lab and holds a Master's degree in Information Management from the University of Oregon as well as numerous technology certifications. Kelly comes to the simulation lab with 15 years of technical and teaching experience in the technology field as well as a background in law enforcement and photography. Kelly transitioned to the medical simulation field in 2011.
Kim Foote, MSN, RN received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She worked at the Dallas Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital for 12 years prior to transferring to the Las Vegas VA Hospital in 2014. She has held many positions in nursing, including Director of Nursing, Charge Nurse, Clinical Preceptor, Emergency Room, ICU, Spinal Cord Injury Department, Primary Care, Surgery and Post-Surgical, Wound Care Specialist, Long-Term Care, Medical Surgical, Home-Based Primary Care, Home Health, and Nursing Informatics and Quality. She is currently a Patient Safety Coordinator in the Quality, Safety, and Value Department at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. Kim is the founder of the Las Vegas chapter of Black Nurses Rock Foundation and is a charter and board member of the Eta Eta Eta chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc. She is a philanthropist and loves fulfilling her mission of volunteering, serving, and educating underserved communities. She has received several awards in nursing including Nurse of the year, Chi Eta Phi's Service for Humanity Award, Nevada's Best 50 under 50 Nurses, and Nevada Stellar Nurse Award.
Delos Jones, BSN, RN, MSN, DNP started his nursing career with a Bachelor's degree from Idaho State University. After graduation, he worked on the telemetry unit and in the Cardiac Cath Lab for the hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Later, he served as the office RN for a cardiologist for several years. It was during his time at the cardiology office that Delos completed his MSN in Clinical Research from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He then managed a clinical research department for an endocrinology practice. Following his time in management, Delos moved into education working for two schools in the Salt Lake Valley as faculty and a program director. During this time, he learned about curriculum and higher education administration. He then moved to the Roseman University Of Health Sciences Utah campus and began his higher education administration career. When possible, Delos transferred to Roseman University’s Henderson, Nevada campus. At this time, he also completed his DNP in Education and Leadership at the George Washington University. Delos now serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation and as the Director for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions Education at the Henderson, Nevada, campus for Roseman University.
Sherri Lindsey, DNP, MSA, RN is from Shreveport, Louisiana, and has been a resident in Las Vegas for 14 years. Her passion is educating nurses to become excellent healthcare providers. She has been a nurse for 31 years and has held various positions in nursing. Sherri is currently the Nursing Department Chair at the College of Southern Nevada. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of Nevada Reno, a Master's degree in Nursing Education from Kaplan University, a certificate in Nursing Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a Master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a representative member of the Nevada Action Coalition on Diversity, as well as a member of many CSN college-wide and community-based organizations. Sherri's personal philosophy is that "Everyone has a gift inside of them, and as we walk in the image of God it is released and propels us into our destiny". She believes that the Nevada Nurses Foundation is a worthy cause and assists in promoting nurses and the nursing profession through scholarships.
Scott Norris, MS, BS holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing from California State University, Chico, and a Master's degree in Organizational Management. He brings over 15 years of experience in various roles in higher education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. His current role is with Dignity Health Global Education as the Vice President of Workforce Development. He resides in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife Veronika and their four children. Outside-of-work interests include traveling, sports especially the Golden Knights, live music, and chasing the little ones around.
Lyle Pritchett, MS, BS has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the computing field, including programming, Webmaster, systems administration, network engineering and management, database administration, and security. He worked at the Desert Research Institute, a world-renowned environmental research organization based in Nevada, for 24 years, including 6 years as Director of IT. He is currently owner and manager of Cliffson Solutions, LLC, which provides programming, Web site development, and Web hosting services for a wide range of clients and projects, including the National Weather Service, the US Forest Service, DRI, and the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and Infragard. Lyle has lived in the Reno, Nevada, area for 35 years.
Larry Sickles, BS, MS, MBA joined Sierra Donor Services (SDS) in 2020. He is currently the Regional Manager for the Reno and Eastern California Donation Service Areas for SDS. He is responsible for day to day clinical and business operations occurring in the East Region of SDS. His career spans over 28 years in the healthcare industry focused on Organ, Tissue and Ocular recovery where he has served in leadership roles for the past 16 years. Larry has both a BS and MS degree in Information Systems Management as well as an MBA in Not-for-Profit Management which focused on Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior.
Dawn Taylor, MSN Ed, RN, CNN, COI was born in Cambridge, England, and graduated nursing school with RN dip from West Suffolk Hospital in 1992. She certified in cardiothoracic nursing and worked in both a floor environment, coronary care unit, and ICU environments. She came to USA in 1998 and worked in a military facility as a pediatric tech. She passed the NCLEX exam in 1999 and completed the AACN program for Orientation to the Acute and Critically Ill Patient. She worked for one year in a critical care float pool. From 2000 to 2013 she worked in a variety of capacities as a certified nephrology nurse. She graduated with Honors from an RN-to-BSN program in 2008, returning almost immediately to complete her MSN Ed. in 2010. She completed a post-graduate certificate in nursing education in May, 2020. Dawn graduated in May, 2022, with a Ph.D. in Nursing with an emphasis in Caring Science at Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus. Her dissertation was entitled On The Journey To Healing: Sex/Gender Diverse Female Voices On The Road To Healing After Lived Experiences Of Intimate Partner Violence. Since 2014, she has been working in academia with undergraduate and RN-BSN nursing students at Nevada State College. She is certified in on-line teaching.
She has spoken at numerous nephrology conferences on a variety of topics ranging from home dialysis visits and safety to disaster and emergency preparedness for home dialysis patients. She has disseminated some work in Caring Science since beginning her Ph.D. program in 2016 at Research and Human Caring conferences. Dawn published a literature review in 2013 on The Barriers to Home Dialysis and in 2019 a manuscript on Faculty Advising Role in the International Journal of Human Caring. Finally, she volunteers in the Las Vegas community in a variety of capacities.
Julie Wagner, PhD, MSN, RN has been active for many years as a nurse educator in health care agencies, nursing schools, and professional organizations. Her passion is to improve and advance nursing both in practice and education. Since making Nevada her home in 2006, Julie has been an active member of Nevada Nursing Association. She is a strong advocate of the "Healthy Nurse Initiative" by promoting health and wellness activities within the community.

Past NNF Advisory Board Members

Yaraseth "Yara" Anya-Lugo
Caren Jaggers, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Mary Bemker PhD, MSN, CADC, LPCC, RN
Donnie Joy Henderson

Darlene Bujold
Heidi Johnston, DNP, RN, CNE

Greg Bermeosolo
Madelon Lawson

Michelle Briggs, MBA, RN
Jessica Lynch, MSN, RN

Judi Carrion, EdD, MSN/Ed, MSHS, RN-BC, CNOR
Shelley Martin, BPH, BSN, RN

Jackie Chapman, RN
Jennifer McCarthy, BSN, RN

Margaret Covelli, DNP, RN
Lillian McMorris

Ian Curley
Mark Miller

Maria D'Errico
David B. Owens

Rhone D'Errico
Lauren B. Parker, APRN, FNP-C, IHC

Jason Frederico
Leonel Sanchez

David Gamble Jr., Esq.
Linda Sanders Jacks, MSN, RN

Chris Griego
Elizabeth "Liz" Shepard

Susan Growe, DNP, RN
Rowena Trim, RN, BSN, MPH

Cathy Hamel
Cedric A. Williams, BS