Board Member Biographies

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Patricia "Tish" Smyer, DNSc, RN
President, RN Member

Education - DNSc, Nursing Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994, MSN, Mental Health Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990; BS, University of Arkansas Medical Center, 1977
Employment - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor, School of Nursing, Graduate Faculty, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Appointed - October 2008; Re-Appointed - October 2012; Term Expires - October 2016
 

 

RhigelTanRhigel Tan, DNP, RN, APRN
Vice-President, RN Member

Education - DNP, Rocky Mountain University for Health Professions, 2011; MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010; MN, Cebu Normal University, 1993; BSN, Cebu State College - Cebu City Medical Center Collge of Nursing
Employment - Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Harmony Health Care - Nevada
Appointed - October 2011; Term Expires - October 2015


 

Mary-Ann BrownMary-Ann Brown, MSN, RN
Secretary, RN Member

Education -  MSN, 1996, University of Nevada, Reno; BSN, 1985, University of Nevada, Reno
Employment - Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Renown Health
Appointed - January 2013;  Term Expires - October 2016
 

head shotDeena McKenzie, RN, MSN, CNML
RN Member

Education - MSN, 2005, University of Nevada, Reno; BSN, 1978, University of Nevada, Reno
Employment - Director of Nursing, Women's & Children's Services, Renown Regional Medical Center
Appointed - August 2014; Term Expires - October 2016

RickCarruthersRick Carrauthers, LPN
LPN Member

Education - Diploma, School of Practical Nursing, Kiamchi Technical School
Employment - Director of Staff Development, Silver Ridge Health Care Center
Appointed - October 2009; Re-appointed October 2013; Term Expires October 2017


Jennifer Snidow, MPH, MBA, CNA
CNA Member

Education - MPH, MBA; BS, University of Nevada, Reno
Employment - Business Process Analyst, State of Nevada, Division of Health Care Financing & Policy
Appointed - October 2011; Term Expires - October 2015
 

Sandra Halley
Consumer Member

Employment - Community Volunteer; Retired school teacher
Appointed - January 2008; Re-Appointed November 2009; Term Expires - October 2017