Bruce McAnnany joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in August 2010. He has worked for forty years in human service positions including: teaching, direct services, administering programs, and planning/program development. Program areas include: senior services and advocacy, social work, residential facility management, rehabilitation services, independent living, transitional services, technology related assistance, and counseling and assistance. McAnnany retired as the Deputy Administrator of the Nevada Division for Aging Services after thirteen years of service. He has served on many national, state and local boards and commissions and now serves on the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Grants Management Advisory Committee.
Douglas Bell joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in June 2009. Bell retired in July of 2008 after dedicating 22 years as the Manager of the Community Resources Management Department for Clark County. His responsibilities included (1) overseeing a multi-jurisdictional CDBG Urban County and HOME Consortium, (2) overseeing an annual capital and operating budget of $15 million, (3) coordinating and administering the County’s grant acquisition effort, (4) working with the Board of County Commissioners, citizen groups, and town boards in conceptualizing and completing desired community capital projects, (5) coordinating County-wide economic development projects, (6) coordinating County-wide housing and economic development studies, (7) providing technical assistance to nonprofit and governmental agencies in the areas of grants, affordable housing, minority and women business initiatives, and homeless services, and (8) coordinating the County’s outside agency grant program to the nonprofit community of approximately $5 million yearly. One of Bell’s many accomplishments included obtaining $328 million in federal, state, local and private funds for Clark County.
Eloiza Martinez joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 1994, and serves as the Secretary. Martinez retired with over 25 years of banking experience and served as Assistant Vice President and Community Reinvestment Officer for Wells Fargo Bank. Martinez supervised the Community Development Loan Department, which insures loans are made to low and moderate-income people. She also conducted banking classes in both English and Spanish. Martinez’s community involvement includes: Past President and current treasurer for the Latin Chamber of Commerce, President of the NHS of Southern Nevada and current President Elect, NALA, President for Golden Rule, Past President of Habitat for Humanity and currently on the executive team, Xmas in April, Election Volunteer, Optimist Club-Sunrise Culture, board member for Nevada Micro Enterprise Initiative, director for the redevelopment committee for the City of North Las Vegas, and on the advisory board for the Clark County Juvenile Services.
Samuel “Sam” A. Culotta Jr., joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in October 2011. He has been involved in banking for 25 years in several capacities, including Vice President for Trust at State Street Bank of Boston, Community Development at Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. Currently he serves as the Senior Vice President at Bank of George. In addition, Culotta served for three years as Senior Vice President at the YMCA of Southern Nevada, managing their capital campaign and raising over $8 million. Culotta is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has served in 20 different community, non-profit and governmental boards across the state of Nevada. Culotta currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and three children.
Stan Herman joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in early 2005. He currently serves as the Secretary. Herman was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was one of four brothers that were all professional boxers. Herman professionally boxed for three years all over Europe. When Herman was 19 years old he moved from Scotland to London to work in the garment industry. He immigrated to California 48 years ago. Herman has two daughters, two sons, and three grandchildren, and currently resides at one of our family communities.
Elaine Spears joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2012. Spears retired from the Hospitality and Gaming Industry after 20 years in management. She has worked part time for Child Protective Services, Child Haven, and Safe Nest. Spears currently resides in one of Nevada HAND’s senior living communities.
Patrick J. Sauter, joined Nevada HAND’s Board of Directors in 2012. Sauter is the Managing Partner for NAI Sauter Companies. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of the Arts in Business Administration – Real Estate Finance and became managing partner in 2011. Sauter has specialized in the sale of multi-family investments in Las Vegas and has been instrumental in the sale of over 15,000 units and over $1 Billion of investment real estate. Sauter is also active in community and civic affairs including being a past board member of the Las Vegas YMCA, member of the Southern Nevada Multi-Family Association, Nevada Development Association, UNLV Alumni Association and the Chamber of Commerce.