Some of Southern Nevada’s best and brightest business and community leaders have stepped forward to provide guidance and leadership as United Way board members. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our board members and trustees for their involvement, partnership and support.


OFFICERS  |  July 2021 - June 2022

Ann Simmons Nicholson | Board Chair
Simmons Group 

John B. Page | Vice Chair
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Patricia Morris | Treasurer, Finance & Audit Committee Chair
Ernst & Young

Monte Smith | Secretary, Community Impact Committee Chair
Brown & Brown Insurance Nevada


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  |  July 2021 - June 2022

April Augustine 
Gaming Laboratories International, LLC

Irene Bustamante Adams | Public Policy Chair 
Workforce Connections

Brad Austin
Snell & Wilmer

Sheila Bangalore

Diane Carlson 
Catapult Fundraising

Patty Charlton
College of Southern Nevada

Morris Jackson II | Fund Development Committee Chair

Cherisse Johnson
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thomas Kovach Jr.
DonorBasis

Michelle Mercado | Risk & Audit Committee Chair
Wells Fargo Bank

Jerrie Merritt
Bank of Nevada

Katherine Roden | Human Resource Committee Chair
Golden Entertainment

Scott Savarda
Enterprise Holdings

Rev. Dr. Marta Poling Schmitt 
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (Retired)

Denette Suddeth | Governance & Nominations Committee Chair
Suddeth, Inc.

Clark Wood
US Bank

Tom Wszalek | Marketing Committee Chair
SW14 Group LLC


TRUSTEES  |  July 2021 – June 2022

Dr. Bob Ackerman  Retired (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Debra A. Berko  Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Larry Charlton  Retired (City National Bank)

Kirk V. Clausen  Retired (Wells Fargo & Company)

Steve Comer  Retired (Deloitte & Touche LLP)

Fred Cover  Retired (Southwest Gas Corporation)

Bill Curran  Managing Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Dick Fraim  Retired (8 News NOW)

Don Gibe  Retired (Citibank)

Cathy Jones  President, Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Greg Korte  President - Las Vegas Division, The Korte Company

Jim Kropid  Retired

Punam Mathur  Punam Mathur, LLC

Joe Micatrotto, Jr.  Principal, KAIROC USA

Gina Polovina  Retired (Boyd Gaming Corporation)

Howard Puterman  Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Holdings

John A. “Jack” Schibrowsky  Professor of Marketing, Lee Business School, University of Nevada Las Vegas

John Smirk  Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 15, Denver, Las Vegas & Phoenix

Board of Directors & Trustees