The Notes: March 22, 2021

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation named Carole Fisher as the new president of the organization. Fisher has more than 35 years’ experience leading and transforming for-profit and mission-driven health care organizations. Tom Koutsoumpas, who co-founded NPHI in 2014 and has since been president and CEO of NPHI will continue to serve as CEO.

Elite Medical Center announced James Resendez as the facility’s new CEO. With nearly 30 years of hospital and health care leadership experience, Resendez will focus on furthering the company’s growth and expanding its community footprint throughout the greater Las Vegas area.

UNLV student and U.S. Air Force veteran Andrew Ho was named 2020 Student Veteran of the Year, a national recognition from Student Veterans of America. He’s the second UNLV student to receive the award.

Gaming Laboratories International was named Best Laboratory in the SAGSE Awards 2020. Additionally, GLI’s vice president of Latin America & Caribbean, Karen Sierra-Hughes was named a Top Leader in the Land-based and Online Gaming categories.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation hired Brooke Conway-Kleven to manage its physical medicine department. Conway-Kleven is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and holds advanced certifications in functional dry needling and precision nutrition, and is a certified exercise physiologist. She is working on her Ph.D. in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Sahara Las Vegas promoted Candace Ochoa to executive chef of Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, where she will oversee all culinary operations for the award-winning restaurant. Ochoa has been with ThinkFoodGroup, the company behind Chef José Andrés’ group of restaurants, for 10 years, and is the only executive chef to have worked at all of Andrés’ Bazaar locations.

Sun Commercial Real Estate announced its top producing teams/individuals of 2020. The Top Producers include the Investment Services Group, consisting of Cathy Jones, CCIM, SIOR, Paul Miachika and Alexandria Malone; Lisa Hauger and Tim Erickson; and Pete Janemark, CCIM. In addition, Sun Commercial welcomed Amy Davis to its marketing department as a marketing specialist. Davis previously worked in the entertainment industry where she was responsible for social media management and engagement.

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada announced Hilary Nelson, Lexicon Bank’s senior vice president of operations and compliance, joined its board of directors.

United Way of Southern Nevada appointed five new leaders to serve on its board of directors, including Sheila Bangalore, chief strategy officer and general counsel of MP Materials; Michelle Mercado, regional banking district manager of Wells Fargo Bank; Patricia Morris, managing director of EY; Scott Savarda, director of sales for Nevada Group with Enterprise Holdings; and Tom Wszalek, founding partner of the SW14 Group.

The nonprofit Unshakeable appointed Korin Woods as executive director. Woods will work with organization founder and president Debbie Isaacs to foster relationships with community partners and enhance programs and services, including the Empower to Employ program.

City National Bank hired Krishna Agrawal as the new relationship manager of its Tropicana branch. Agrawal joins City National from Caterpillar Financial, with nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry.

The Vox Agency announced its newest client, Nirmy, a business-discovery app providing consumers a way to explore restaurants, retail, services, entertainment options and more throughout Southern Nevada.


This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.