Elizaveta Golikova, Co-Chair and Director of Events
Founder, Social Impact Las Vegas
Elizaveta moved to Las Vegas from Russia in 2006. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in 2008, Elizaveta began her management career in the event industry. While getting her Master’s degree at UNLV, she discovered her passion for nonprofits. She has identified a need for an air quality nonprofit in Las Vegas, that she is working on launching.
Elizaveta also runs a social media platform called Social Impact Events, which is the only source of its kind for inspirational events in Las Vegas. It can be found by the @socialimpactlv handle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Through her platform, Elizaveta launched the Social Impact Mastermind, which is a monthly gathering for Las Vegas changemakers who are striving to make a difference. It was created to unite local female entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and social justice activists in order to give them an opportunity to share and brainstorm social impact ideas. Social Impact Mastermind is also a platform that's intended for sharing better business practices, leadership development strategies and the latest business tools to help its members grow and succeed.
Elizaveta is passionate about engaging and supporting future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities, and that's what she is focusing on as the YNPN Co-Chair.
Page Patten, Co-Chair and Director of Professional Development
Owner, Glass Always Full Coaching & Consulting
From dancing on the sidewalk with strangers to being her nieces' biggest cheerleader, Page loves Coaching almost as much as our Co-Chair Steven loves Dad Jokes. Page is a Strengths Coach, meaning she helps individuals see what's right with them instead of trying to fix what they perceive as "wrong" -- think mental strengths, not flexing her biceps at a gym. As the coach Page wishes she had over a decade ago, she focuses on working with emerging female leaders who want to rise to the next level in their careers. She also has a passion for facilitating strengths-based teambuilding and leadership workshops.
Besides her nieces and her dog, the other children in her life are the ones she coaches as a seasonal volunteer at Girls on the Run. Page hopes to one day host a foreign exchange student. In the mean time, she enjoys calling Vegas her home since 2017 and is beyond impressed with the nonprofit community here. She will barter coaching for dark chocolate.
Noelle Jefferson, Vice Chair and Director of Data Management
Business Operations Specialist and Marsh Cares Co-Chair, Marsh USA
Noelle was first introduced to nonprofit work at Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, CA where she managed and grew the museum's membership program prior to moving to Las Vegas at the beginning of 2015. That introduction to a collaborative space with like-minded individuals passionate about making an impact in the lives of children and local communities ignited Noelle's passion for nonprofits even more. As a new resident of Las Vegas, Noelle sought opportunities to connect with the local nonprofit community and began volunteering at various organizations, later joining YNPN Southern Nevada as a member upon discovering it in 2018. In her current role in Business Operations for Marsh USA, Noelle also takes on the role of Marsh Cares Committee Co-Chair as part of a team dedicated to engaging colleagues in volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits.
Mention art, museums, film, the show Firefly, or general geek topics around Noelle and be prepared to schmooze about them endlessly!
Branden Lewis, Treasurer and Director of Organizational Membership
College Success Advisor, Fulfillment Fund
Branden comes with a wealth of experience in education and the nonprofit sector. Branden has experience as a Sports Director/Teen Director at the Boys and Girls Club, a Special Education Teacher at CCSD, and in higher education as a Career Advisor and Academic Coordinator. Branden has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Management from Virginia State University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
In his free time Branden is a music DJ and coaches middle school basketball.
Seth (Suthakorn) Wongsavit, Secretary and Director of Digital Content
Research Analyst, Nevada Community Foundation
Seth specializes in research and strategic analysis of community issues. He has been with Nevada Community Foundation since 2012, serving in multiple capacities. Seth helps donors articulate and achieve their intended visions. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, he moved to the United States in 2008. Seth is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in History.
Seth is a self-professed foodie and is always looking for new restaurants in Vegas to try.
Monera Mason, Chapter Congress Representative
Community Outreach, Meow Wolf
Monera Mason was the 2019 YNPN's Communication Fellow and serves as the chapter congress rep for our chapter. Monera has over a decade of experience in consulting, ideation, creativity, and event management. As life lifetime volunteer and community catalyst, she is driven to make a positive impact. A zeal for creative expression and thirst for knowledge would find her performing in an art show, exploring unique destinations, or behind the page at her favorite craft coffee haunt. She is also on the social impact team at Meow Wolf and is enthusiastic about building community and non-profit partnerships.
Angelique Burton is originally from the Bay Area, CA. She graduated from Smith College in 2007 and started working with the senior population and non-profits. Most recently Angelique held the role of Resident Services Manager with Nevada HAND Inc, an affordable housing non-profit organization. Angelique loves working with disadvantaged seniors as well as creating opportunities for young people to advance and connect with like-minded peers. She's excited to serve on the 2020 board of directors for YNPN.
Danielle Batin taught Kindergarten in Las Vegas for five years. After her time in the classroom, Danielle worked for Teach For America Baltimore's fundraising team where she raised more than 3.3 million dollars in donor gifts. As the Director of Alumni Impact, Danielle is the LinkedIn for Teach For America Las Vegas alumni - she connects everyone to opportunities and pathways for development. Danielle received her bachelor's degree in psychology from NC State, her first master's degree in education from UNLV, and her second master's in public school administration from NOVA Southeastern. Danielle loves working out at J.Lo's gym, her guinea pig Mocha, traveling, and her new husband, with whom she got married to in Iceland last year.
Dina Patel, MSN, AC-PNP
Dina Patel is an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by training. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University with a major in advanced practice nursing with, women, neonates and children. She led the Nevada Care Program the only comprehensive maternal-child HIV program that was instrumental in the reduction of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Southern Nevada. Ms. Patel has extensive experience in development and implementation of 5 NIH awarded grants. Her passion has been to develop evidence-based maternal-child programs globally which lead her to co-found a non-profit organization HealthySunrise Foundation (HSF) in 2013 where she serves as the President. HSF focuses on improving birth outcomes through enhanced maternal child health programs globally. She co-founder of MommyGO & MatchaGO an all-natural energy drink to find a sustainable solution to fund the nonprofit.
She has been recognized for multiple awards: Women of distinction finalist 2019, Winged Heart Award Finalist, Nevada, Clark County Medical Society, 2018, Associations for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC’s), Frank Lamendola Achievement for Nursing Leadership in HIV Care 2017, Nigerian Implementation Science Alliance Outstanding Service Award 2017, and Nurse of the Year – Women Hutzel Hospital-Special Care Nursery in 2012. She also serves on multiple boards at the local and global level: Association for Nurses in AIDS Care, and Young Non-Profit Professional Las Vegas.
Elizabeth “Izzy” Thorn is a Campaign Manager at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a Senior Event Specialist for GiveSmart, and she consults as an Event Manager. She's on the Vegas Young Professionals’ Advisory Council, is the Chair of their Community Outreach Committee, and an active member of the CCRCC. In addition to earning a place on MYVEGAS Magazine's "Top 100 Women of the Year" and "40 Under 40" lists, Izzy recently received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Susie Lee.
Moving here at age 6, Gabrielle is nearly a Las Vegas native. After majoring in Theatre at LVA, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence College with a focus in Women's Studies. Her non-profit work began during college, interning with Planned Parenthood in the summer of 2009 right before her senior year. Since then, she's worked in nearly every type of role in the nonprofit world: volunteer, grassroots activist, development staff, program manager, client services, department head, gala committee member, and now board member. Gabrielle is most looking forward to nurturing fellow nonprofit professionals in the collective struggle to destroy systematic oppression and save the world! When she's not doing that, she can usually be found practicing witchcraft, or watching Broad City and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Bio coming soon!
Mike Kamer serves as Program Director of Project REAL and Founder & Community Organizer for N³. Mike's career in the nonprofit sector has unusual origins, with his having developed skills that would be professionally beneficial while serving as the Director of Promotions for ICE: Metaclub in Las Vegas from 2004-2007. The skills Mike developed fighting to bring Vegas tourists away from the strip to a destination nightlife venue would soon be put to use for the benefit of society rather than its amusement. By mid-2009, Mike found his way to Americorps where he transitioned his skillset into a budding career as a program developer and coordinator. Over a decade later, his work has led to impacting the lives of over 10,000 young Nevadans each year with Project REAL, and connecting a few hundred employees from Nevada Nonprofits through his volunteer service with N³.
Mike appreciates it when people #BringBackBeer for him from their travel destinations; specifically, unusual and local brews that cannot be purchased in Nevada.