Speaker Date Topic
Alan Olive Dec 12, 2016
Healthcare: 2017 and Beyond
Healthcare:  2017 and Beyond

Alan Olive, MPH, MHA, is CEO of Northern Nevada Medical Center. Born and raised in Reno, Olive has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, specializing in integrated health systems, project management, health plan partnerships, hospital operations, and physician relations. He has served as CEO at northern Nevada hospitals including Carson Tahoe’s Sierra Surgical Hospital in Carson City and Renown South Meadows Medical Center in south Reno. He was also previously an executive with Providence Health and Services, based in Portland, Ore, and MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.

Alan earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Health - Hospital Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Loma Linda University.

No Meeting Dec 19, 2016
Holiday For Harrah's
No Meeting Dec 26, 2016
No Meeting Jan 02, 2017
New Year's Holiday
Brian Lauf Jan 09, 2017
UNR Physician Assistant (PA) Program
UNR Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Brian S. Lauf, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA is the founding Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program and Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine.  His mission is enhancing health care access and improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans through education.

Brian grew up in Reno and his professional career in medicine launched when he became an EKG technician at the Reno VA hospital. Shortly thereafter he joined the United States Air Force becoming a medic where he was introduced to the PA profession—and an immediate and influential change in his future was born! Being part of the inaugural class at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), in Portland, Oregon shaped his career as a PA. After graduation and returning to Nevada, he was fortunate to practice rural healthcare in a community that welcomed him as a PA alongside a seasoned rural physician. This rural community and physician solidified his PA education. Brian returned to education earning a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Once back in the Reno/Sparks area and after a brief period practicing in the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat, he returned to Family Medicine/Urgent Care. 

With encouragement from friends and mentors, he gave the entrepreneurial life a shot in a health care technology startup company…this experience provided a unique perspective as he continued the practice of medicine.  Brian has enjoyed local and national PA leadership roles throughout his career. In his free time, he enjoys being a husband of an amazing wife and father of two wonderful children. 

No Meeting Jan 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Holiday
Karen Hilgersom Jan 23, 2017
President TMCC
President TMCC

Dr. Karin Hilgersom serves as the president of Truckee Meadows Community College. She previously served as the president of SUNY Sullivan and executive vice president for Walla Walla Community College and for Central Oregon Community College, both located in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hilgersom earned her doctorate in Educational Policy and Management, and her Masters in Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Oregon. She began her community college career as a faculty member in 1986, including full-time faculty and chair experience at Spokane Community College in the Communication Studies department prior to becoming the dean of Arts and Sciences.

The community college mission has been Karin’s lifelong passion. She has taught thousands of students in numerous professional technical, health careers, and transfer majors. Her management experience has included the supervision of academic programs, executive teams, tutoring centers, community and extended learning, small business development centers, libraries, distance learning, and campus IT. She has worked steadily to transform the lives of learners at large and at small community colleges, and believes that workforce education is vital to the health of communities and regions.

Andrew Daugherty Jan 30, 2017
EVP Reno Aces Hot Stove
Brook Hart Feb 06, 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Leadership Trainers Dean & Rochelle Feb 13, 2017
The Impact of RYE, REGL and ABO
No Meeting Feb 20, 2017
President's Day
No Meeting Feb 27, 2017
Mardi Gras Food and Wine Tasting Feb. 28th
Achievement Beyond Obstacles Grads Mar 06, 2017
Recipients Tell Their Story
Dr. Peter Reed Mar 13, 2017
Sandford Center For Aging