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County Offices

Clark County Faculty and Staff

Eric KillianKillian, Eric
Southern Area Director
(702) 257-5542

Expertise: Eric Killian focuses on youth leadership, decision-making skills, workforce readiness and improving the quality of programs offered to youth and their families through staff trainings.

Mary AhlstromAhlstrom, Mary
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5935

Programs: Workforce Development
Kelsey AllanAllan, Kelsey
LOA Health & Nutrition
702-948-5972

Programs: Early Childhood Health
Marina AmayaAmaya, Marina
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5593

Programs: All 4 Kids
Maria AmbrizAmbriz, Maria
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5564

Programs: Partners in Parenting
Francesca AndersenAndersen, Francesca
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5566

Programs: Chef for Kids
Susan ArgentoArgento, Susan
Administrative Assistant IV
702-257-5535

Marie AriasArias, Marie
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5571

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Carlos AyalaAyala, Carlos
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5970

Programs: All 4 Kids
Cathy BaptistaBaptista, Cathy
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 940-5426

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
Martha BarajasBarajas, Martha
Administrative Assistant III
(702) 257-5522

Karen BestBest, Karen
Program Officer III
702-257-5538

Jacqueline BlackBlack, Jacqueline
Program Officer II
(702) 940-5424

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Lilian BlanchardBlanchard, Lilian
Administrative Assistant III
(702) 257-5584

Buddy BordenBorden, Buddy
Specialist, Economic Development
(702) 257-5505

Expertise: Buddy Borden's areas of research and teaching interests are community economic development processes, applied economic development analysis and economic fiscal impact modeling.

Programs: Community Analysis and Economic Development, Target Impact Analysis
Corrie BosketBosket, Corrie
Coordinator - Conservation Issues
(702) 257-5550

Tricia Braxton PerryBraxton Perry, Tricia
Program Officer III
702-948-5975

Programs: 4-H Program Officer
Millicent Braxton-CalhounBraxton-Calhoun, Millicent
Program Officer I
(702) 257-5520

Programs: Healthy Food, Healthy People
Aurora BuffingtonBuffington, Aurora
Specialist, Health and Nutrition
702-257-5534

Expertise: Aurora is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in public health nutrition. Her research is focused on the food environment and its interrelationship with health. Her interests include food systems, policy, and public health. She currently serves on the Nevada Governor’s Food Security Council and convenes the Southern Nevada Food Council. She has worked to increase access to healthy foods in the community through farmers market SNAP/EBT programs, nutrition incentive programs, among others that transform the food environment.

Programs: SNAP-Ed Chefs for Kids - Pick a Better Snack; Team Nutrition Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program; SNAP E&T Healthy Eating on a Budget; FoodSpan; Healthy Food, Healthy People
Teresa ByingtonByington, Teresa
Specialist, Early Childhood Education
(702) 940-5421

Expertise: Teresa Byington, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Specialist in Early Childhood Education

Programs: Child Care Provider Training (Child Development, Curriculum Areas), Child Development Associate (CDA) educational coursework, QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System) Environmental Rating Scale assessors, Reducing the Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in Child Care, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Reflective Coaching, and Promoting the Social Emotional Development of Young Children (TACSEI).
Zoraida CalderaCaldera, Zoraida
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5570

Programs: All 4 Kids
Aunna CarltonCarlton, Aunna
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5540

Programs: Pick as better snack!/Chefs for Kids
Marguerite ClarkClark, Marguerite
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5568

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Jay ClydeClyde, Jay
Community Based Instructor III
702-940-5415

Programs: 4-H Youth Development
Pilar CoetoCoeto, Pilar
Community Based Instructor II
702-257-5526

Expertise: Teaches pregnant and lactating mothers and parents of young children

Programs: Nurturing Partners
Robin CollinsCollins, Robin
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5543

Programs: EFNEP Youth-Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness
Willie DaughertyDaugherty, Willie
Program Officer I
(702) 257-5596

Programs: Career Edge — "Teens Taking Charge of Their Future!"
Michelle DavisDavis, Michelle
Administrative Assistant II
702-222-3130

Nichol DobbsDobbs, Nichol
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5572

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom
Ann EdmundsEdmunds, Ann
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5587

Expertise: Ann is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting Master Gardener volunteers. The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada share their knowledge of desert gardening with the public by staffing the Home Gardening Help Line (702-257-5587), offering workshops, and assisting at community events and projects.

Programs: Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada
Imelda EspejoEspejo, Imelda
IT Professional II
(702) 257-5503

Elaine FaginFagin, Elaine
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5573

Programs: Community Horticulture Education
Dione GanttGantt, Dione
Early Childhood Education


Luisa GarayGaray, Luisa
Community Based Instructor IV
702-948-5905

Expertise: 4-H

Noel GuecoGueco, Noel
Information Systems Specialist
702-257-5549

Carol HendrixHendrix, Carol
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5528

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), SNAP E&T Healthy Eating on a Budget
Adriana HernandezHernandez, Adriana
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5941

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom
Mercedes HutchinsHutchins, Mercedes
Early Childhood Education


Karyn JohnsonJohnson, Karyn
Community Based Instructor IV
(702) 257-5523

Programs: Food for Thoughts (School Gardens)
YaeBin KimKim, YaeBin
Specialist, Parenting Education - Child Development
(702) 257-5521

Expertise: YaeBin Kim, Assistant Professor of Parenting Education and Child Development, focuses on early language and literacy skills, school readiness, parenting education and developmental milestones.

Programs: Partners in Parenting; Little Books & Little Cooks, Family Storyteller, Fun to Play for Preschoolers, Child Safety and Welfare and Raising Your Relatives Kids.
Marisa E. LacroixLacroix, Marisa E.
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-948-5944

Lori LeasLeas, Lori
Community Based Instructor IV
702-257-5501

Programs: Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada
Joseph LednickyLednicky, Joseph
Statistian II
702-948-5971

Susan LednickyLednicky, Susan
Program Officer III
(702) 257-5548

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack, Kids Cook
Paul LessickLessick, Paul
Human Resources Specialist
(702) 257-5577

Expertise: As the southern area's human resource manager, Paul is responsible for the day-to-day human resource operations for Clark County, Lincoln County and southern Nye County. He has a bachelor's degree in liberal studies as well as a master's degree in human resources management.

Karina LeVesqueLeVesque, Karina
Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
775-813-0758

Anne LindsayLindsay, Anne
Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Public Health
(702) 940-5434

Expertise: PhD, Public Health; M.S., Exercise Physiology. Annie is the physical activity expert in Extension for the state and the specialist for Clark County. Her education and research includes adult and youth fitness and physical activity; early childhood physical literacy and health; women and girls under correctional supervision with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image and health; and obesity prevention in rural Nevadans.

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom; All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit (community & school-based); Healthy Kids Festival; Community-based Obesity Prevention Intervention for Early Childhood Centers
Felisa Mandujano TorresMandujano Torres, Felisa
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5938

Programs: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Elizabeth MapulaMapula, Elizabeth
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5517

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
JR MendozaMendoza, JR
Military/Mentoring Program Staff
702-257-5579

Chelle MillerMiller, Chelle
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5565

Expertise: Little Books & Little Cooks

Marilyn MingMing, Marilyn
Marketing/PR Specialist
(702) 257-5516

Crystal MomiiMomii, Crystal
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5591

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
Cindi Kay MoreheadMorehead, Cindi Kay
Administrative Assistant III
702-940-5430

Marcos Javier MuroMuro, Marcos Javier
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5943

Programs: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
Danny MurphyMurphy, Danny
4-H Program Manager, Clark County
(702) 948-5940

Elika NematianNematian, Elika
Health Resources and Programming for Older Adults
702-948-5911

Expertise: Health & Nutrition

Angela O'CallaghanO'Callaghan, Angela
Specialist, Social Horticulture
(702) 257-5581

Expertise: Angela O'Callaghan's areas of expertise are in horticulture, plant science and desert gardening. Her programs focus on school gardening and the Gardening in Small Places series, designed for those who want good horticulture information.

Programs: Master Gardeners, Food for Thoughts school gardens program, Beginning Desert Gardening, Basic Principles of Landscape Management, Gardening in small places, Teaching Through Mass Media, Composting in Southern Nevada, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide Safety, Variety trials for vegetables that can be locally produced.
Denise ParsonsParsons, Denise
Program Officer I
(702) 948-5906

Programs: Nevada Naturalist
Cathy PeshlakaiPeshlakai, Cathy
Program Officer II
702-257-5561

Programs: Early Childhood Development, Child Care Provider Training Coordinator, Nevada Ready Early Childhood Training, Opportunity Village Jobs Program Early Childhood Training
Heidi PetermeierPetermeier, Heidi
Program Officer II
(702) 257-5588

Programs: Partners in Parenting
LaShauna ProctorProctor, LaShauna
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5569

Expertise: Teaches second-grade students

Programs: Chefs for Kids-Pick a Better Snack
James QuiazonQuiazon, James
IT Technician II
702-257-5544

Maya RaimondiRaimondi, Maya
Assistant Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-940-5435

Cynthia (Chelle) ReedReed, Cynthia (Chelle)
Community Based Instructor IV
702-257-5536

Programs: Community Horticulture
M.L. RobinsonRobinson, M.L.
Specialist, Horticulture
(702) 257-5529

Expertise: M. L. Robinson has had a 22-year career in Environmental Horticulture and related fields as an Associate Professor/Specialist for the University of Nevada and the University of Florida. Areas of expertise include water conservation, natural resources, palms, desert plants (cactus, succulents and Mojave natives) and integrated pest management.

Programs: Desert Bio-scape (sustainable horticulture), Desert Green (a two-day annual conference and mini trade show), Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Training, Correctional Horticultural Training.
Barbara RyanRyan, Barbara
Budget Analyst I
702-257-5502

Antonio SantoSanto, Antonio
Faculty Instructor
702-257-5547

Programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Erin SkaggsSkaggs, Erin
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-257-5589

Olga SotoSoto, Olga
Community Based Instructor III
(702) 257-5567

Programs: Partners in Parenting
Susan TaylorTaylor, Susan
Program Officer III
702-948-5944

Programs: All 4 Kids
Joann TrujilloTrujillo, Joann
Community Based Instructor III
702-257-5531

Programs: Little Books & Little Cooks
Yohana Vasquez-MontenegroVasquez-Montenegro, Yohana
Community Based Instructor III
702-948-5949

Programs: Early Childhood Education
Sara VelasquezVelasquez, Sara
Program Officer II
(702) 948-5918

Expertise: A Certified Health Education Specialist, Sara collaborates with the local substance abuse treatment community to help women in court-ordered treatment facilities with co-occurring issues in substance abuse, eating disorders, body image and health. She also serves on the board of the Nevada Public Health Association.

Programs: Healthy Steps to Freedom
Yele’ D. WagonerWagoner, Yele’ D.
Duplicating Machine Operator III
702-257-5585

Réshard WilsonWilson, Réshard
Temp-Faculty
702-940-5427

Programs: Business Development Advisor
Lisa WilsonWilson, Lisa
Fiscal Manager - Southern Area
702-257-5559

Sarah WrightWright, Sarah
Coordinator, Early Childhood Education
702-257-5563

Expertise: Early Childhood Education

Programs: Early Childhood Development, Child Care Provider Training and Coaching, Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program, and CDA (Child Development Associate) credential educational hours.
Mark WynneWynne, Mark
Temp Research Technician


Tamara WynneWynne, Tamara
Research Associate II
702-786-4361

Programs: Research Center and Demonstration Orchard
4600 Horse Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89131