NSHE Personnel

Board Staff

Keri D. Nikolajewski

Interim Chief of Staff

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8495

Juiliana Kennedy

Assistant Coordinator

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8495

Winter Lipson

Special Assistant & Coordinator

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8495

Angela R. Palmer

Special Assistant & Coordinator

Phone
(775) 784-3465
Fax
(775) 327-5049

Chancellor’s Cabinet

Dale Erquiaga

Chancellor

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(775) 784-4901

Crystal Abba

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Andrew Clinger

Chief Financial Officer

Phone
(775) 784-3408
Fax

Renee Davis

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Community Colleges

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(775) 784-1127

James Martines

Vice Chancellor and Chief General Counsel

Phone
(775) 784-3421
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Academic and Student Affairs

Renée Davis

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Community Colleges

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Jana Burd

GEAR-UP College Coordinator

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Terina Caserto

Senior Analyst

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(702) 784-1127

Donna Healy

Executive Assistant

Phone
(775) 784-3443
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Laura Obrist

Foster Youth Ambassador

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Patty Porter

Director, Nevada Office of WICHE

Phone
(775) 784-3449
Fax
(775) 784-1127

José Quiroga

Research Analyst

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(775) 784-1127

David Singleton

Academic and Transfer Policy Analyst

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Janet Stake

GEAR-UP Director, Programming and Outreach

Phone
(775) 784-4901
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Audit

Las Vegas

Joseph Sunbury, CPA*

Chief Internal Auditor

Phone
(702) 889-8426 Ext. 7046
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Daisy Cabanillas, CFE

Senior Internal Auditor

Phone
(702) 889-8426 Ext. 7045
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Alex Tolliday-Wright, CIA, CISA

Senior IT Auditor

Phone
(702) 889-8426 Ext. 7047
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Lauren Tripp, CPA

Internal Audit Manager

Phone
(702) 889-8426 Ext. 7044
Fax
(702) 889-8492

*licensed in Ohio

Reno

Scott Anderson

Internal Audit Manager

Phone
(775) 784-4901 Ext. 3422
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Debbie Ottaviano

Senior Internal Auditor

Phone
(775) 784-4901 Ext. 3423
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Stefania Pacheco, CPA, MAcc

Senior Internal Auditor

Phone
(775) 784-4901 Ext. 3425
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Eric Wilber

Senior Internal Auditor

Phone
(775) 784-4901 Ext. 3426
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Finance

Andrew Clinger

Chief Financial Officer

Phone
(775) 784-3408

Rhett Vertrees

Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Phone
(775) 784-3409

Michelle Blodgett

Business Manager

Phone
(775) 784-3402

Steve Christensen

Senior Budget Coordinator

Phone
(775) 789-3737

Brenda J. Ford, CPA

Accounting Manager

Phone
(775) 784-3424

Chris Gaub

SCS Budget and Contract Director Business Manager

Phone
(775) 789-3783

Melissa Glenn

Executive Assistant

Phone
(775) 784-3404

Michelle Kelley

Director, Retirement Plan Administration

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Lisa Schaller

Director of Insurance and Loss Management

Phone
(775) 784-3472

Human Resources

Sherry M. Olson

Director of Human Resources

Phone
(775) 784-3401
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Office of the Chief General Counsel

James Martines

Vice Chancellor and Chief General Counsel

Phone
(702) 522-7055

Cathy Bandoni

Legal Assistant

Phone
(775) 784-4901 Ext. 3435
Fax
(775) 784-1127

Cindy Hunt

Senior Executive Legal Assistant

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 522-7015

Lynda King

Associate General Counsel

Phone
(702) 522-7016

Retirement Plan Administration

Michelle Kelley

Director, Retirement Plan Administration

Phone
(702) 889-8426
Fax
(702) 889-8492

Seresa Greer

Benefits Specialist Business Center North, UNR Human Resources

Phone
(775) 784-6043
Fax
(775) 784-1073

Julie Konkol

Director, Benefits and HR Operations Business Center South, UNLV Human Resources

Phone
(702) 895-4734
Fax
(702) 895-1545