Speaker Date Topic
Sharon Chamberlain Nov 20, 2017
Northern Nevada HOPES
Northern Nevada HOPES

Sharon Chamberlain has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Northern Nevada HOPES since August 2011. Under Sharon’s leadership, HOPES has undergone a tremendous expansion, from a small HIV service organization serving 600 patients, to a growing community health center that serves over 10,000 men, women, and children in Northern Nevada. Most recently, Sharon oversaw the construction and opening of HOPES' new 38,000 sq. ft. integrated care facility – The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center – which opened in 2016. Since then, HOPES has expanded its services to include pediatric primary care, x-ray and diagnostics, legal services, financial empowerment coaching, as well as having greatly expanded behavioral health, adult primary care, transportation, and medication delivery services.

Prior to serving as CEO of HOPES, Sharon spent the past 20 years serving the HIV/AIDS community. In Santa Monica, California, she spent five years as Executive Director of Common Ground, during which time she was appointed County Commissioner on HIV by the L.A. Board of Supervisors. Before her time in Southern California, Sharon served as Assistant Executive Director for over five years at the HIV Alliance in Eugene, Oregon. Her professional focus on HIV prevention and care services in Oregon resulted in the establishment of the largest needle exchange in the state, the creation of a dental clinic for low income HIV-positive people, and the implementation of rapid testing in non-clinical settings. 

Northern Nevada HOPES is a nonprofit community health center located in downtown Reno, Nevada. HOPES provides integrated medical and wellness services, with a focus on lowering barriers to care for underserved communities. Services offered include adult and pediatric primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health counseling, substance use counseling, case management, nutrition, pharmacy, transportation, and community outreach and education. HOPES’ welcoming and innovative one-stop-shop healthcare model improves access to care for thousands of individuals and families in northern Nevada.

J. Kyle Dalpe Nov 27, 2017
TMCC Workforce Development
TMCC Workforce Development

J. Kyle Dalpe, Ph.D., has gained insight into the changes occurring in Nevada’s emerging workforce brought about by Tesla Motors and other new-to-the-region companies through his leadership positions at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) as well his involvement in the state legislative sessions. During the 2017 legislative session, he helped support expanded state funding for career and technical education and assisted with authoring Senate Bill 391, which established the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program for community college students. 

Dr. Dalpe has held several executive posts at TMCC since 2002. He is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Technical Sciences, heading the applied tech programs — robotics, advanced manufacturing, welding, machining, HVAC, unmanned aerial systems, diesel and automotive — and initiating industry partnerships including the Panasonic Preferred Pathway (P3) program. He regularly works with major companies to develop training options to meet the needs of the region.

From 2013-2016 he served as Associate Dean, Chief of Staff, and in spring 2016, was appointed Acting President during a transitional period in college administration. Dr. Dalpe also served as the Director of Institutional Advancement and Public Information, where he helped initiate and implement a $25 million fundraising campaign to support college initiatives during the recession.

He teaches graduate classes in educational leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno. Organizations in the community have sought him out for training new employees during onboarding, addressing topics such as communications and management of a multi-generational workforce.

Prior to joining TMCC, he served the Director of Marketing and Public Information at Mohave Community College in Kingman, Arizona; Coordinator of University Publications at the University of Texas at Tyler; and an instructor and photographer at Kilgore Junior College, Kilgore, Texas.


Dalpe earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in photojournalism from the University of Connecticut; a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism, Speech, and Political Science from the University of Texas at Tyler; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Tony Slonim CEO Renown Dec 11, 2017

Dr. Anthony Slonim is an innovator and proven healthcare leader at both regional and national levels. His expertise spans across areas of patient safety, accountable care, healthcare quality, and innovative care delivery models, which focus on improving health in the community. As a tenured professor, he has authored more than 100 publications, 15 textbooks, and has received more than $2 million in National Institutes of Health funding.

Since joining Renown Health in July 2014, Dr. Slonim has completely reoriented northern Nevada’s largest locally governed, not-for-profit healthcare network, by focusing on overall community health and embracing the national triple aim initiatives. As an advocate of healthcare partnerships, Dr. Slonim has also initiated national collaborations to establish a medical training campus at Renown, expanded the region’s quaternary care services in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, and launched the nation’s first ever community-based, population health study with Desert Research Institute and personal genetics company 23andMe.

No Meeting Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting Jan 01, 2018
New Years Day
Candee Candler Jan 08, 2018
Donor Network West
Donor Network West

Candee is a second generation native Nevadan and a graduate of Sparks High School and the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

She has over a decade of experience in marketing and event planning including numerous years at the Reno-Tahoe Open, now known as the Barracuda Championship, the PGA TOUR event, and now, Donor Network West, the area’s federally-designated organ procurement organization.

At Donor Network West, Candee is northern Nevada’s Community Development Liaison, working closely with volunteers to do community outreach and develop partnerships with businesses, faith groups and health organizations. Her primary responsibility is to provide community education about life-saving organ and tissue transplantation to create a culture of donation within the communities of Washoe County and Carson City.

In addition to outreach regarding organ and tissue transplantation, Candee is also a member of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada. 

No Meeting Jan 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday