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People on the Move: June 29, 2020

Credit One Bank appointed Kenneth McBurney as the vice president of enterprise strategy and risk. He is responsible for the development and management of the company’s enterprise and operational risk management framework, including policy management and oversight and KRI reporting. He will also oversee model governance for Credit One Bank’s predictive models and scorecards, as well as lead the risk internal control function to support the organization’s critical programs and processes. McBurney supervised and managed a global risk team within Barclays and Morgan Stanley in New York.

Valley Hospital earned certification as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association /American Stroke Association. Valley is one of only three CSCs in Nevada and 208 in the country. It treats over 800 stroke patients each year.

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas awarded Brock Patchin the inaugural Eric Lyons Memorial Scholarship, which was created in memory of former CASLV student Eric Lyons and is open to seniors at CASLV. Patchin is a member of the 2020 graduating class at the CASLV Sandy Ridge campus. He will be attending UNR, where he plans to study computer science.

Complete College America honored College of Southern Nevada class of 2020 graduate Krista McFarling-Kelly as one of 20 graduates from around the country highlighted in its CCA 20 for 2020 campaign. McFarling-Kelly served as the college’s 2020 student commencement speaker and plans on enrolling at UNR this fall with hopes to become an OB/GYN.

Jeantyl Norze joined UNR Extension in Clark County as coordinator for program evaluation. His role is to increase the extension’s evaluation outcomes by providing technical assistance and training to faculty and staff. Before joining the extension, he taught program development and program evaluation at Louisiana State University.

Desert Radiology announced a new partnership with Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center to provide on-call interventional radiology services for the medical center. Desert Radiology physicians will be on staff to perform a range of interventional procedures to diagnosis injuries and diseases.

The UNLV Department of Brain Health has formally launched the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience, offering hope through scientific discovery for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other brain and neurological diseases. The center is the latest in a series of milestones from the department and the School of Integrated Health Sciences to better understand how a healthy brain functions, to improve care and treatment of people with brain diseases, and to identify mechanisms of brain disorders.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic appointed three new members to its board of trustees. Amber Fontaine, Ellen Richards and Lia Roberts were voted in unanimously at the May 19 annual meeting. Each brings a vast amount of expertise spanning arts and culture leadership, health care executive leadership and human resources management.

Five partners and three associates from the law firm Bailey Kennedy were named to the 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers lists, including managing partner John Bailey, partner Dennis Kennedy, partner Joshua Dickey and partner Joseph Liebman. Kennedy also received the distinction of being named to the 2020 Mountain States’ “Top 10” and “Top 100” lists.

The Penta Building Group promoted three team members. Suhaily Rivera-Ortiz was promoted to controller. Suhaily has provided expertise to Penta’s accounting department since 2012. Matt Godinho is now senior project engineer. Godinho joined the team in 2018, serving as project engineer on a large-scale renovation project. He also serves as a lead mentor in the local ACE Mentor program and in his spare time works with young talent who aspire to join the construction field. Jennifer Jones was also promoted to assistant controller, serving Penta’s accounting department by tackling salary payroll duties and streamlining processes in the office. Jones joined the Penta team in 2019.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.