Leadership & Staff

Esteemed Board Members

The ALS of Nevada Board of Directors are deeply passionate about our mission and vision. We are extremely greatful to these committed volunteers, who throughout the year, generously share their significant gifts of time, expertise, leadership, compassion and funding. We appreciate our Board of DIrectors for who they are and what they do to support the ALS community.

Executive Committee

Don Polednak - Board Chair
Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd.

Melanie Maviglia - Vice Chair
Bank of Nevada

Megan Testa - Treasurer
One Care Hospice Home Health

Rhonda Sanders - Secretary
ALS Advocate

John Houston - Past Chair
Flying A Information Resources


Steve Arcana - Golden Entertainment
Jeana Curtis - Washoe School District
Georges Maalouf - Brown & Brown Insurance
Mary Malloy - Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Tammie McNeill - ALS Advocate
Jason Shullo - Golden Entertainment
Rick Turcaz - Platinum Real Estate Professionals


Dawn Newburg - Executive Director
David Allen - Donor Relations Manager
Susie Davis-Twasta - Care Services Manager 
Cassidy Behan - Event Assistant
Jen Larsen - Walk Manager
Melissa Sjodin - Care Services Coordinator