Our Board of Trustees

Nevada Humanities is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees made up of leaders in the humanities and nonprofit administration from around the state.

Chair:  Jennifer Satre, Community Leader, Reno
Vice Chair:  Jane Tors

Executive Committee:
M. Todd Felts, Assistant Professor, Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno

William Marion, Principal and Partner, Purdue Marion & Associates, Las Vegas

Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research and an Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Department of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Board Members:
Gail Anderson-Sande, Community Leader, Reno

Erika Bein, Professor, English Department, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno


Constance Brooks, Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Affairs, Nevada System of Higher Education


Caleb Cage, Chief and Homeland Security Advisor, Emergency Management-Homeland Security, Nevada Department of Public Safety


Nancy Cummings, Retired Library Director, Washoe County Library System, Reno


Carolyn Dufurrena, Writer, Poet, Rancher, Retired Educator, Denio and Winnemucca


Michael Flores, Director of Government Affairs and Communications, College of Southern Nevada


Scott Gavorsky, Instructor of History, Great Basin College, Elko


Debra Harry, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Nixon


Andrew Kirk, Professor, Department of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Mary-Ellen McMullen, Community Leader, Henderson


Susanna Newbury, Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Daniel Enrique Pérez, Associate Professor, World Languages and Literatures, University of Nevada, Reno


Peter J. Smith, Attorney at Law, Carson City

Nominate Someone to Serve
Every year Nevada Humanities seeks nominations for new members to serve three-year terms on its Board of Trustees.
Applications for the FY2018 cycle are due by July 10, 2017. Please see the Board of Trustees Job Description and contact Nevada Humanities if you are interested.