Board & Staff

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.

Brandi Dawkins 

Vice President
Guadalupe Torres

Sarah Hoover

Kim Luong Velasquez

Board Members
Miriam Calderon


Chapter Staff

Our staff is committed to make sure your voice is heard. If it concerns our cause, rest assured our staff is on it.


Betsy VanDeusen, Executive Director
Betsy joined the Chapter in Summer 2017. She brings experience in fundraising, direct service to youth, administration, special events and volunteer management. A big believer in giving back to the community, Betsy has a long history of community engagement from serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with City Year Boston, and as a founding member of the Red Rock Rotary Club. Betsy holds a BA of Sociology from Colorado College and an MA in Public Service – Non Profit Management from Marquette University. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking, backpacking, canoeing and camping.

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Christine Bettis, Development Manager

Christine Bettis was hired by the chapter in November of 2018. Before working at NHF NV she was an English Instructor and Department Coordinator at UNLV, where she graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing. She enjoys meeting members of the bleeding disorders community and hearing their stories. In her free time she likes to hike and spend time with loved ones.

Maureen Salazar-Magana, Programs Manager

Maureen has been with the chapter since Spring 2017. As Program Manager, Maureen plans the Chapter's education events and works with our volunteers. She enjoys planning events and bringing people in our community together. She has been actively involved in the bleeding disorders community and is a fountain of knowledge. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her two kids, eat cinnamon rolls, and watch movies.