HELP of Southern Nevada Names New Executive Board Members

Las Vegas HELP of Southern Nevada appoints new executive board members to aid in the organization’s continued service and development.

The new executive board members are:

·         Rick McGough – Chairperson

McGough serves as the vice president of contact center operations for MGM Resorts International. He has sat on the HELP of Southern Nevada board since 1999.

·         Jerrie Merritt – Vice Chairperson

Merritt is the senior vice president community development manager for Bank of Nevada. He has sat on the board since 2011.

·         Kathy McClain – Treasurer

A retired member of the Nevada State Assembly, she has been on the nonprofit’s board since 1996.

·         Holly Walters – Secretary

Walters currently serves as the chief risk and chief technology officer for Toyota Financial Savings Bank, and she has sat on the HELP of Southern Nevada board since 2012.

“Having served a combined 35 years on our board, I applaud these individuals for their dedication and look forward to their continued involvement,” remarked HELP of Southern Nevada President and Chief Executive Officer Terrie D’Antonio.

HELP of Southern Nevada also bids farewell to retiring board members Garry Dickover, former chairperson and board member since 2004, as well as Vince Eckelkamp who has served on the board since 1997.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:

HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year. The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit                             

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