The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board of Directors consists of seven voting members and three ex officio nonvoting members.  The Governor shall appoint five voting members of the Board; the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one voting member of the Board.  The voting members of the Board represent a range and diversity of skills, knowledge, experience and geographic and stakeholder perspective.  A voting member of the Board may not be a Legislator or hold any elective office in State Government.

Voting Members

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Florence Jameson, MD
Chair

Dr. Florence Jameson has spent her life dedicated to family, health care and community. She attended UCLA School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree and Cedar Sinai where she did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In 1985, she opened her private practice in Las Vegas and has been a solo practitioner for the last 27 years. She is an advocate for patients, their physicians and community health, having served as a member of the Clark County Medical Society for 27 years and as their past President. She is the immediate past President of the Nevada State Medical Association.  Her love for patients and medicine has inspired her to strive for quality healthcare for all Nevadans regardless of their economic situation…

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Valerie Clark, Vice Chair

Valerie Clark is the President of Clark & Associates Insurance Services, an insurance brokerage firm specializing in the development of creative health insurance plans for employer groups of all sizes. She joined Clark and Associates in 1993.

She is a Partner in Solutions At Work which helps companies focus on their core business strategies by providing high quality Human Resource Consulting Services, HRIS and Payroll Technology Solutions at a competitive price.

President of Altus Insurance Group, an affiliate of Clark and Associates, providing Commercial and Personal Insurance products to the Nevada market. Products include Worker’s Compensation, General Liability, Commercial/ Personal Auto, Homeowner’s, Professional Errors & Omissions, and Surety Bonds among an array of others.

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E. Lavonne Lewis
Board Member

Ms. Lavonne Lewis, a 45 year resident of Las Vegas is a Senior Executive with over 40 years of experience, possessing expertise in all Human Resources and Management functional areas in diverse domestic and international environments. Presently Ms. Lewis is the Director of Business for The Salvation Army Clark County where she uses her management expertise to coordinate the Business Activities of this diverse community organization. Ms. Lewis is responsible for the local operation of Finance, Human Resources and Grant Compliance.

Previously Ms. Lewis was Interim President/CEO for the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League. As President/CEO of the Las Vegas Urban League, Ms. Lewis was responsible for all of the operations of the agency, including Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Education, Public Computer Centers, Women, Infants, Children Centers, the William U. Pearson Community Center just to name a few. She received the Dedicated Service Award from the organization.

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José Meléndrez
Board Member

Mr. Meléndrez currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Prior to his service at UNLV, he served as the Project Manager for the Healthy Lifestyles Project a the University of Michigan where he managed the collection of information and data on diabetes management and prevention for African American and Latino program participants and ensured the community-based programs were meeting project and community goals.

In his current role, Mr. Meléndrez provides leadership and support for the development of campus wide diversity initiatives and structures that support the university's research, teaching, and service mission and goals including intergroup dialogue, civic engagement, conflict resolution, diversity training, curriculum enhancement, coalition building, research and evaluation and student success.

 

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Daniel M. Cook, Ph.D.
Board Member

Dr. Cook is the associate professor of health policy at the University of Nevada Reno School of Community Health Sciences. He studies and teaches the politics of health and safety regulations. Specific expertise includes tobacco control, drug safety, social inequality, and the politics of science.  He earned a doctorate in political science from the City University of New York in 2003 and was a research fellow at the University of California San Francisco’s Institute for Health Policy Studies 2003-2006.  He was president of the Nevada Public Health Association in 2014 and currently serves as an appointed member to the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition.

 

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Jonathan Johnson
Board Member

Jonathan brings 14 years of experience to Distinctive Insurance, a full service agency, and is responsible for strategic direction and continued agency growth. He consults with businesses locally with respect to employee benefits and other insurance needs. Jonathan is a 2005 graduate from UNLV, with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Jonathan sits on the board of the Clark County Association of Health Underwriters, a nonprofit association that supports the insurance industry. Jonathan is a native Las Vegas resident, married with five children and family dog. He enjoys attending sporting events and boating on Lake Mead in the summer months. He currently volunteers with Boy Scouts

 

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Angie Wilson
Board Member

In less than three years, Angie Wilson has guided the Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center (RSTHC) to unprecedented growth as its patient population exploded by 64 percent and its third party revenue soared by 49 percent.

A member of the Pit River Tribe of California, Wilson joined Nevada’s largest tribal health center in October of 2012. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of a health center that services nearly 9,000 patients, Wilson holds appointments to several federal, regional and state boards.

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