Board Member Biographies




Deena McKenzie, MSN, RN, CNML
President, RN Member

Education - MSN, 2005, University of Nevada, Reno; BSN, 1978, University of Nevada, Reno
Employment - Director of Nursing, Renown Health Emergency Services  
Appointed - August 2014; Re-appointed - October 2016; Term Expires - October 2020




Vice President, 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




Jacob Watts, CNA
Secretary, CNA Member

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



Rhigel "Jay" Tan, DNP, RN, APRN
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






Mary-Ann Brown, MSN, RN
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



Ovidia McGuinness, LPN
LPN Member

Education - College of Southern Idaho, Associate of Applied Science LPN, 1981  
Employment - Summit View Hospice, Dahl's Pharmacy
Appointed - October 2017; Term Expires - October 2021

Richelle O'Driscoll
Consumer Member

Employment - B.A., Journalism, M.A., Communication,  University of Nevada Reno
Appointed - November 2017;  Term Expires -  November 2021