Our Leadership

Robyn Caspersen
Interim President & CEO

With a commitment to improving the community through United Way and other community organizations, Robyn is a long-standing donor and member of United Way of Southern Nevada’s board, and has held many other leadership positions including Co-Chair of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). As a board member, volunteer and retired partner of Deloitte, Robyn is an experienced business leader who is passionate about serving the needs of the community through leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism. While serving as WLC Co-Chair, the WLC invested over $1.1M to help families attain financial independence through education and programs that support working families. Through her volunteer and professional experiences, Robyn provides objective expertise and insights on strategic plan development and execution, risk assessment and mitigation as well as financial and accounting matters. Robyn holds a bachelors of science degree from Central Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chris Cappas
Vice President, Volunteer Engagement & Human Resources

Chris has a very unique role of implementing best practice human resources strategies while creating meaningful, impactful volunteer opportunities that engage local volunteers and corporations throughout the nation to make a profound impact in Southern Nevada. She has over 25 years of leadership experience in a diverse spectrum of industries including retail, airlines, gaming and non-profit. Previously, as the Vice President of Employment & Training, Las Vegas Region for Caesars Entertainment, Chris managed the largest employment center in Las Vegas and the recruitment and training of over 6,000 employees annually. During this time, she also developed strong community relationships by creating the annual Career & Resource Event, Back to School Resource Fair, and the UNLV Mentorship program for all employees in the Las Vegas region. She has earned countless awards for her deep community involvement and mentorship of young professionals. She is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification.

John Johnson
Vice President, Finance

John Johnson (JJ) joined UWSN in March of 2000 as an Accounting Associate. In his current position as the Vice President of Finance, JJ ensures the accuracy and integrity of how donor dollars are invested throughout the community and oversees the Finance team. He is responsible for the organization’s monthly financial statements that are presented to the Board of Directors, year-end audited financials and budget. JJ graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Prior to his career with United Way, JJ worked in accounting and sales at Ortho Pharmaceutical (Johnson & Johnson) before moving to Las Vegas in the early 1990s. JJ is a huge New England Patriots fan who grew up in the Boston area.  He enjoys fishing, snowmobiling and watching the NFL. His true passion has been volunteering for the past 15 years at a children’s camp that provides sick children the opportunity to play, laugh and have fun.  

Elaina Mulé
Vice President, Collective Impact and Social Innovation 

Elaina Mulé will collaborate with UWSN community partners and actively engage the community to create measurable results. She will help mobilize the community to make effective collective decisions through the use of information, research and data. Mulé has an M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations with concentrations in Labor Economics and International & Comparative Labor from Cornell University. She brings a strong foundation to create strategies that will help move people out of poverty. In her previous role at United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Mulé directed research projects and helped to create a highly successful Community Report Card Series, which was instrumental in building awareness for community issues and shaping strategies to help solve those issues. She also spearheaded a pilot project using human centered design with a broad community coalition to develop transportation solutions to help low-income pregnant mothers access prenatal care.
 

Angel Williams
Vice President, Donor Engagement 

As the Vice President of Donor Engagement, Angel Williams will lead United Way’s comprehensive annual fundraising campaign involving corporations, foundations and individuals. In her role she will also oversee United Way’s Leader Networks including the Tocqueville Society, Women’s Leadership Council and Young Philanthropists Society. Responsible for creating donor engagement strategies, Angel will work to grow resources while building enduring relationships in the community. Previously, Williams served as the Chief Development Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada where she was responsible for all fundraising and donor engagement strategies. During her tenure, she procured a $5.5 million grant and brought in over $200,000 of new corporate and foundation funding. Prior to her role at Boys & Girls Clubs, Williams developed a corporate community relations plan that effectively increased community revenue and engagement at Miracle Mile Shops. With a Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication degree from San Diego State University, Williams has a strong marketing and communications background. Williams has also served as United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council chair and has supported United Way since 2012.