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February 2017



Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Awards More Than $300,000
in Grants to Community Organizations

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, has made $319,635 in grant awards to five nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas. St. Rose has awarded grants to community programs for more than 20 years.

“St. Rose has been committed to providing quality healthcare and supporting the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas for almost 70 years,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “There were multiple needs in southern Nevada this year. Awarding these grants in this fashion will enable us all to continue working toward improving the health and wellbeing of this community.”

Community organization recipients included:

·         $100,000 for Medical Care for the Homeless – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada;

·         $100,000 for Healthcare and Navigation ServicesSouthern NV CHIPs, Clark County Fire, Henderson Fire & Police, Las Vegas Fire, North Las Vegas Fire;

·         $20,000 for Transportation for Home-Bound Seniors – Boulder City Lend a Hand;

·         $45,000 for Expansion of Evidence-Based Programs for Seniors – UNLV OLLI;

·         $54,635 for Implementing Promotoras Program in Nevada – Visión y Compromiso.


To be selected for a grant, an organization or program must meet one or more of the following criteria:

·         Address the greatest health needs of the community;

·         Emphasize prevention to address the underlying cause of health problems;

·         Contribute to a seamless continuum of care;

·         Build upon and mobilize existing services in the community; and

·         Engage diverse community stakeholders in implementation and oversight.


Nicholas Rutherford, CPA Joins Johnson Advisors as Audit Manager 

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of Nicholas Rutherford as its newest Audit Manager.

Nicholas joins the firm with over 13 years of public accounting experience. He was an Honor graduate from the University of Manitoba where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance. His affinity for numbers as child and his grandfather’s accounting designation is what sparked his interest in becoming an accountant.  He has extensive experience in providing services in a variety of industries such as credit unions, government entities, not-for-profit, healthcare, gaming, real estate, investment companies, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.  Prior to joining Johnson Advisors, Nicholas worked with international CPA firms in Canada and the United States.

Nicholas is actively involved in the accounting profession as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada (CPA).  He is also committed to serving the Las Vegas community through volunteerism with St. Jude’s Ranch, March of Dimes and National Organization for Rare Diseases. 


Randy Donald, President of Design Builders, Recently Elected to the HDA Board of Trustees

Design Builders, Ltd., a Henderson based full service general contracting company, recently announced that their President, Randy Donald, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Henderson Development Association. 

The Henderson Development Association (HDA) serves as the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce while protecting the growing Henderson Economy. The HDA is committed to growing the primary job base in Henderson by encouraging the attraction, retention, expansion and diversification of the business community. The HDA supports the efforts of the City of Henderson’s Economic Development Department, focusing on workforce development and retention by proactively identifying and servicing business clusters within the community. 

“Being a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has been an absolute pleasure. It has afforded me the opportunity to assert myself as an integral member of the Henderson community. The mission, values and commitment of the Henderson Development Association aligns with the beliefs here at Design Builders and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to give back by serving on the Board of Trustees for them.” – Randy Donald, President of Design Builders, Ltd. 


Mike Rosten Promoted to PBTK Shareholder

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) is pleased to announce that Michael Rosten, CPA, CFE has been promoted from Principal to Shareholder. Rosten is the first shareholder in the firm’s 26-year-history to come from outside the traditional tax and audit departments.

“Mike is an integral part of our forensic accounting and litigation support practice,” said Tom Donohue, PBTK President. “He has been with PBTK for 12 years, and has been a consistently solid performer. He is a team player that has earned the respect of staff and his peers alike.”

Outside of work, Rosten is an avid mountain climber who excels at pushing himself to surpass personal records and summit times. Just like his accomplishments in hiking, he set his sights on becoming a shareholder and he surpassed his new business goals to make it happen.

Rosten is often called upon by attorneys or the courts to be an expert witness in cases involving employee fraud investigations, loss profit analysis, damages calculations, and divorce proceedings. He can be reached at mrosten@pbtk.com.

PBTK Hires First Director of Human Resources – Sonya Mayfield

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (PBTK) announces it has hired Sonya Mayfield, SHRM‐SCP, as the firm’s first Director of Human Resources.

After opening its third office, PBTK needed a skilled HR professional with expertise in managing recruitment and planned employee growth in addition to compliance and employee relations.

With more than 15 years of experience, Mayfield possesses a strong background in change management and implementing benefits and compensation initiatives. Mayfield has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management. Most recently she was Human Resources Manager for an international telecommunications company, where she created and executed strategies to support the company’s strategic HR objectives.

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Burke Construction Group welcomes Tim Bennett to their Operations Team

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Bennett as Senior Project Manager. 

A graduate of the Del Web School of Construction at Arizona State University, Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in construction and business management. Tim also attended Boise State University and holds certification as an OSHA 500, and American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Trainer.

With a career spanning over 20 years in the construction industry, Tim has managed some of the largest and most notable projects in southern Nevada - including the McCarron Airport Terminal 3 Expansion, the Mandalay Bay/Delano Hotel Re-Branding, and the Clark High School Renovation.



Southwest Medical Associates donates $145,000 to enhance training of Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant students

Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare, donated
$145,000 to the Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Studies Program to fund the purchase of new equipment and training materials.
The donation enabled the Touro Physician Assistant Program to purchase three ultrasound machines and models. Students will use these tools to learn about and practice performing joint injections, and will allow the institution to enhance the curriculum to include joint injections and bedside procedures like venous access and FAST scans. The added advanced-care training will enhance graduates’ ability to perform at the top of their licensure in any clinical setting, including acute care medicine. 



Foundation Assisting Seniors to Host 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Nevada Donor Network Leads the Nation in Number of Lives Saved per Capita Through Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Las Vegas Business Press Chamber Inserts