Executive Staff
Debra Scott, MSN, RN, FRE - Executive Director
  • Statewide Liaison & Spokesperson
  • Organizational & Public Management
  • Fiscal & Human Resource Management
  • Legislative and Governmental Relations
  • APRN Advisory Committee Chair
Chris Sansom, MSN, RN - Director of Operations
  • Program Management
  • CNA Advisory Committee Chair
Fred Olmstead - General Counsel
  • Legal Counsel
Dean Estes - Director of Finance/Technology
  • Budget, Accounting and Payroll
  • Technology Support, Programming
Roseann Colosimo, PhD, MSN, RN  - Education Consultant
  • Nursing Education Programs
  • CNA Training Programs
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Education Advisory Committee Chair
  • Advanced Practice and International Graduate Document Analysis
  • Editor, NSBN News
Cathy Dinauer, RN, MSN - Associate Director for Nursing Practice
  • Case Review, Investigation and Settlement
  • Oversight for application review/compliance
  • Nursing Practice Advisory Committee Chair
Patty Shutt, LPN - Site Operations Supervisor
  • Las Vegas Site Supervision
  • Advanced Practice License/Certificate Processing
Gail Trujillo - Executive Assistant
  • Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Scheduling
  • Board Meeting Agenda and Arrangements
  • Nurse Practice Act Publication
Program Staff
Investigations and Monitoring
Linda Aure, BSN, RN-BC - Sr. Investigator
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Nursing Practice Questions
Cindy Peterson, RN, CLNC, CHCQM - Investigator
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Nursing Practice Questions
Sherri Twedt, RN, CLNC - Investigator
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Nursing Practice Questions
Kathleen Edwards, MSN, RN - Compliance Coordinator
  • Disability Advisory Committee Chair
  • Disability Advisory Committee Scheduling
  • Probation and Alternative Program Monitoring
  • Reinstatement Applications
C. Ryan Mann, BSN, RN - Application Coordinator
  • Application Review
  • Fraudulent Application Screening
Ariadna Ramos Zavala - Program Assistant
  • Endorsement Applications
  • Renewal Applications
  • Licensure Eligibility Questions
  • Fingerprint Capture
  • Program Support
  • Spanish-speaking Services for Consumers
Patty Towler - Sr. Certification Specialist
  • CNA Registry Information
  • CNA Certification and Renewals
  • CNA Program and Instructor Approvals
  • RN/LPN Licensure by Endorsement and Examination Applications
  • Certification Audits (CNA, APN, CRNA)
  • Fingerprint Capture
Sandy Webb - Program Assistant
  • Licensure Eligibility Questions
  • Licensure by Endorsement and Examination Applications
  • CNA Certification Applications
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • International Nurse Graduates and Licensure Issues
  • RN/LPN Refresher Applications
Jeannette Calderon - Management Assistant
  • Assistant to the Education Consultant
  • APN Audits
  • CE Provider Audits
Rhoda Cope - Management Assistant
  • Assistant to the Director of Finance/Technology
  • Fingerprint Response Processing
  • Nursing Personnel Lists
Christie Daliposon - Management Assistant
  • Assistant to the Director of Operations
  • Discipline Investigative Support
  • Board Meeting Preparation
  • Nursys Data Entry
  • RN/LPN CEU Audits
Cyndie Souza - Management Assistant
  • Assistant to the Application Coordinator
  • Discipline Investigative Support
  • Yes Answer and Fraudulent Application Processing
  • Endorsement Forms
  • Board Meeting Preparation
  • Nursys Data Entry
  • Fingerprint Capture
Vacant - Management Assistant
  • Assistant to General Counsel and Compliance Coordinator
  • Board Meeting Preparation
  • Disability Advisory Committee Scheduling
  • Nursys Data Entry

Juan Barajas - Receptionist
Jill Caldwell - Receptionist
Anthony Sipes - Receptionist

  • Renewal Applications
  • Program Support
  • Inquiries, Information and Referrals
  • Licensure & Certification Applications
  • Nursing Personnel Lists
  • Fingerprint Capture


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The Nevada State Board of Nursing is funded from fees collected from nursing licenses/certificates. The Board does not receive funds from the State General Fund.

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