Noelle Jefferson

  • Access to Experts - A Nonprofit Lens on Black Lives Matter

    In the last few months, we've witnessed one of the largest civil rights movements around the world as communities everywhere fight for racial justice as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. During this dynamic shift toward racial justice and equity, nonprofits can be courageous in addressing, advocating for, and leading the way to racial justice and equity within their own organizations and communities in an even more powerful way.

    Please join us for a Zoom Luncheon on Tuesday, August 11, at 12-1PM PST, with Tricia McLaurin, Director of Human Resources for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

    We will be discussing:
    • The effects of the Black Lives Matter movement on the nonprofit sector
    • Creating more opportunities for reflection and belonging inside nonprofit organizations
    • Steps that can be taken to be more inclusive in hiring practices
    • Creating an environment of openness and change for nonprofit employees
    • Ways to educate employees about internal bias

    Event Agenda

    12pm - 12:10pm: Welcome, Speaker & YNPN So. NV Board Introduction

    12:10pm - 12:45pm:  An interview with Tricia A. McLaurin lead by Elizaveta Golikova, YNPN So. NV Co-Chair

    12:45 - 1pm: Audience Q&A

    Attendees may submit their questions in the chat on Zoom or in advance to:

    How to Participate

    The Zoom link will be sent to you via email after you RSVP. The Zoom room will open at the time of the event.

    Please note:
    This event will be recorded.
    Participants may enter with or without video.
    Registrants will receive a recording in the days following the event.

    About Tricia A. McLaurin

    Tricia is a native of Long Island, New York. She has worked in the Human Resources field for 25 years starting her career at Cablevisions Systems Corporation and for 16 years worked for Paychex Corporation as a HR Consultant/Business Partner before joining The Smith center for the Performing Arts.

    Tricia obtained her Bachelor of Science, in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York. Tricia has also obtained her Master of Art in Leadership & Management in May 2016 from Trinity Seminary and is in the process of pursing her second Master of Arts in Human Resources with a Non-Profit Concentration from Hope University.

    Tricia is a prolific speaker who appreciates the opportunity to encourage, empower and excite people with word presentation. Tricia is honored to serve, entering her second year as the local President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Being recognized for her service and dedication, this year Tricia has been appointed to the position of Chaplain of the National Board of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She has been privileged to participate as a presenter nationally at the SCORE Small Biz Virtual Conference, SCORE Leadership Conference, Annual Gaming Conference, & the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Leadership Conference to name a few.

    Tricia has been married to her husband, Jason McLaurin, for 18 years and is a proud mother to Malachi, Messiah and Marcelleus.

    Tricia unapologetically embraces the mission to impact the lives of those she is connected to and make an imprint on their future success.

    August 11, 2020 at 12pm
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
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  • Take Action: Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

    YNPN Southern Nevada is wholeheartedly committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to supporting all of our members, peers, and board colleagues. We are proud of our organization's efforts to advance these critical initiatives, but we know we can and must do better.

    We encourage everyone in our community to explore personal ways to understand and address racism and champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Listed below are a variety of resources from which to learn, listen and take action.

    Ways to Support and Learn From Local Organizations, Organizers, and Businesses

    Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

    Other Educational Resources and Readings

    This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources. We invite you to share additional resources with us via email at so that we can continue to build a library of growth and educational tools for our community.

  • published Black Lives Matter in Blog 2020-07-30 08:59:42 -0700

    Black Lives Matter

    Dear Community,

    As members of the YNPN Southern Nevada board, we raise our voices in solidarity with the Black community; the Black Lives Matter movement; our Black and Brown colleagues, members, and friends; and with all who have experienced racism and other forms of injustice. We share the collective grief of our Southern Nevada community, and the world, over the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others whose names we know, or whose names we will never know or get to proclaim. We condemn the escalation of violence by law enforcers and we support peaceful protesters who raise their voices in unison. We demand justice and call for change that dismantles the impact of systemic racism and combats these social injustices.

    As conversations, protests, and solidarity marches continue in our own community even today, and as our board has engaged in continuous discourse around current events and how we want to show up as an organization, we recognize that the work is far from over. YNPN Southern Nevada also recognizes that we must elevate our current efforts to disrupt and eliminate systemic racism in the nonprofit sector.  That is why YNPN Southern Nevada reaffirms our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to creating and supporting a nonprofit workforce and community that better serves historically underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and LGBTQIA+ communities. 

    Our Commitment

    Our commitment to this belief will manifest not just as ideals, but as actions. We would like to share with you how YNPN Southern Nevada will begin to move our work forward to make YNPN and our nonprofit community a more equitable and inclusive space.

    YNPN Southern Nevada will work toward:

    • Increasing our capacity to sustainably cultivate equity, diversity, and inclusion by establishing an EDI Task Force within our board to:
      • Review and update YNPN Southern Nevada’s EDI statement;
      • Conduct an event planning audit that reflects on past events to understand what we can do to better support our local communities, including women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC members and organizations, in future events; and
      • Evaluate YNPN Southern Nevada’s effectiveness in our equity, inclusion, and diversity work.
    • Educating ourselves as a board with ongoing EDI-related team training.
    • Exploring how YNPN Southern Nevada can participate in anti-racism work in the nonprofit sector in an impactful way.
    • Examining how YNPN Southern Nevada can advocate for and activate the Black and Brown communities that work in the nonprofit community in Southern Nevada by:
      • Fostering conversations with our BIPOC nonprofit community to hear and advocate for their needs, and
      • Researching how we can support and work with existing organizations that do the work well.
    • Providing ongoing updates and disseminating resources to our community and our members.
    • Creating a survey for YNPN members and non-members to identify barriers to our organization, solicit feedback, and incorporate necessary changes to our work.
    • Holding each other accountable to the work and our commitment as board colleagues.
    • Continuing to cultivate a board that values the  diverse perspectives, experiences, and voices of our members and community.
    • Working closely with fellow YNPN chapters across the nation as we stand in solidarity, learn, unlearn, and improve our impact.

    Take Action

    We invite our community to join us in actively upholding anti-racist values, in reflection, and in active participation in this work through actions big and small. We have provided a beginning list of resources below to support our community on this journey. Select the link to learn more.

    Take Action: Anti-racism, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

    YNPN Southern Nevada remains committed to learning from and working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to build an equitable and inclusive social sector.  We look forward to sharing ongoing updates on the work we’re doing, and will continue to do so as we look to a future where true racial justice exists.


    In solidarity,

    YNPN So. NV Board of Directors

    P.S. We hear you and we are listening. Please direct any questions or comments you may have to and our Leadership will be in touch with you. 

  • published Meet Our Board in About 2020-03-23 18:11:43 -0700

    Meet Our Board

    We are a group of volunteers dedicated to serving young, emerging nonprofit professionals in Southern Nevada. We invite you to learn more by selecting the photos of any board members below to read their stories.

    - OFFICERS -


    Elizaveta 'Liza' Golikova

    Co-Chair & Director of Events

    Founder, Social Impact Events Las Vegas


    Page Patten

    Co-Chair & Director of Professional Development

    Owner, Glass Always Full Coaching & Consulting


    Noelle Jefferson

    Vice Chair and Director of Data Management

    Program Associate, Opportunity 180
    Logistics Coordinator, Laundry Love Las Vegas


    Suthakorn 'Seth' Wongsavit

    Secretary and Director of Digital Content

    Research Analyst, Nevada Community Foundation


    Monera Mason

    Chapter Congress Representative

    Community Outreach, Meow Wolf




    Angelique Burton

    Director of Membership

    Former Resident Services Manager, Nevada HAND



    Danielle Batin

    Director of Alumni Impact, Teach for America


    Elizabeth Thorn

    Director of Social Media

    Campaign Manager, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Senior Event Specialist, GiveSmart



    Greg Wilken

    Founder and CEO, Edunamo Consulting
    Co-founder, HR Collaborative



    Mike Kamer

    Program Director, Project REAL
    Founder & Community Organizer, N³




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