Chapter Advisory Board
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and is an advocate for the bleeding disorders community. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization so that the funds raised directly affect results.
Kim Luong Velazquez
Dr. Chad Warren
Dr. Chad Warren, Treasurer
Dr. Chad Warren was elected to the Board in January 2022. Dr. Warren has over two decades of service as a senior leader in philanthropy, marketing, advocacy, and consulting experience. As vice president and consultant, he currently works for Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), a recognized leader in strategic fundraising. In this role, he serves partners in the Midwest to propel donor engagement and maximize fundraising results for colleges, universities, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.
Most recently, Dr. Warren served as the senior associate vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement at the UNLV and the executive director of the UNLV Alumni Association. Before UNLV, he was an assistant vice president at The Ohio State University, executive director at the University of Dayton, director of annual giving at Florida State University. Previously, Chad worked at RNL as a senior operations manager and consultant for six years.
Chad enjoys spending time with his family, attending concerts, and traveling the world in his free time. He received his undergraduate degree from Dayton, an MBA from Saint Leo University, and a Doctorate of Public Policy at UNLV. His research focused on philanthropic policy surrounding the coordination of strategic philanthropy and revenue streams.
Stephanie Hrisca-Kennedy, Secretary
Jamie Coutts, Advisory Board Member
My name is Jamie Coutts. I’m a wife and mom to 3 kids. I am a spontaneous carrier to Hemophilia A. Through testing in 2016, we found out that myself, Connor and Cora have Hemophilia. We have learned so much and we have advocated in Carson City and Washington days! We love to share our story and will continue to do so for as long as it takes. I joined the board in late 2021, and I hope to be able to learn and spread more awareness of this rare disorder. I’m a busy mom these days, so I don’t have a lot of free time, but when I do, I just love hanging to out with friends and family. My favorite color is purple and my favorite animal is an Orca (Killer) whale. I would LOVE to go whale watching someday!
Steve Findley, Vice President
Renee Duran, Advisory Board Member
Kim Luong Velazquez, President
Our staff is committed to make sure your voice is heard. If it concerns our cause, rest assured our staff is on it.
Danielle Bell, Program Manager
Danielle is a native of Nevada and has over a decade of family and youth-centered program development, volunteer management, and facilitation experience in a variety of settings. As a trained facilitator in anti-violence education and prevention programs, she is an advocate for children and youth and dedicated to helping create healthy and safe spaces for organizations and individuals working with children. She has a long-time professional background as a performer, musician, and storyteller, and looks forward to engaging the creative side in how we learn, work, and play together in the community. A big proponent of self-care, Danielle likes to get outdoors, play music with her band The Unwieldies, and especially loves expressing herself in the kitchen and sharing food with others.
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Stephanie Dupree, Development Manager
With over 5 years of nonprofit development experience in Southern Nevada and a decade of leadership and event planning experience in higher education, Stephanie will lead the Nevada Chapter’s donation campaigns and fundraising events, including the annual UNITE for Bleeding Disorders walks. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Hawaii Pacific University and an M.A. in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, live music, and spending time with her family.
Jacob Murdock, Executive Director
Jacob joined the Chapter in 2021. Originally from Denver, he has lived in Southern Nevada for the past 15 years. He brings experience in volunteer management, outreach, youth programming, and education. Jacob is a dedicated volunteer having served with Camp Anytown, Q3 Student Partners, The Young Non-Profit Professional Network, and Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA). Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fort Lewis College, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Arkansas, and an M.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Jacob likes to hike and camp throughout Nevada and Utah and see live music across the country in his free time.
702-564-4368 Ext 301
Mariana Peña, Administrative Assistant
Mariana joined the Chapter in the Spring of 2021. She went to the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated with a Bachelor's in Sociology and a Minor in Education. She has worked with several non-profit organizations in numerous support roles including helping them plan their events and programs. Mariana’s support in these positions have allowed her to build great relationships with her community. In her spare time, Mariana enjoys spending time with my family and watching crime shows.
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