Board Member Biographies

Jay 4Rhigel "Jay" Tan, DNP, RN, APRN
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 College of Nursing
Employment - Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and iCarePsychiatry 
Appointed - October 2011; Re-appointed - October 2015; Term Expires - October 2019

MaryAnn 2Mary-Ann Brown, MSN, RN
Vice-President, 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; Re-appointed - October 2016 Term Expires - October 2020

Susan 1Susan VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Secretary, RN Member

Education -  BS, Speech Communication, University of Utah, 1986; BSN, Pacific Lutheran University, 1993; MSN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003; DNP, University of Utah, 2009
Employment - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Nursing - Assistant Professor in Residence and Nurse Practitioner, Brian Berelowitz Endocrinology 
Appointed - April 2015; Re-appointed - October 2016; Term Expires - October 2020

Deena 1Deena McKenzie, MSN, RN, CNML
RN Member

Education - MSN, 2005, University of Nevada, Reno; BSN, 1978, University of Nevada, Reno
Employment - Director of Nursing, Renown South Meadows Medical Center 
Appointed - August 2014; Re-appointed - October 2016; Term Expires - October 2020

Rick 1Rick 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

Jacob 1Jacob Watts, CNA
CNA Member

Education - CNA, Western Nevada College
Employment - Carson Tahoe Health
Appointed - January 2016;  Term Expires - October 2019

Sandy 3Sandra Halley
Consumer Member

Employment - Community Volunteer; Retired school teacher
Appointed - January 2008; Re-Appointed November 2009, November 2013; Term Expires - October 2017