Board Members

Voting Members

Barbara Smith Campbell
Chair

Business and Finance
Appointed by the Governor

NRS 695I.300(3)(a)
3 Year Term (9/12/2011 - 6/30/2014 Initial Terms)
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Barbara Smith Campbell is Principal  of Consensus LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic tax planning for businesses located or planning to locate in the State of Nevada. Prior to starting Consensus LLC, Ms. Campbell served as the Chairman of the Board of the Nevada Tax Commission and concurrently was Director of Finance for Mandalay Development, a subsidiary of Mandalay Resort Group, and post-merger was Vice President of Finance for MGM Grand Resorts Development, a general contractor for MGM Mirage. 

As member and Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission, Ms. Campbell has a total of 20 years of state and local government tax expertise.  Ms. Campbell served for 5 consecutive terms.  She was first appointed by Governor Richard Bryan and subsequently by Governors Bob Miller and Kenny Guinn.  She was respected as a consensus builder and increased the utilization of internet and web based technology for the purpose of statewide access to the Department of Taxation workshops and proceedings...

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Lynn Etkins, Esq.
Vice-Chair

Consumer Advocate/Consumer Outreach
Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly
NRS 695I.300(3)(e)
2 Year Term (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013 Initial Terms)
Reappointed to a second term (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016)
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Lynn Etkins is currently the Associate Executive Director for Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  As part of the management team of the largest legal aid organization in Nevada, she is directly responsible for community outreach, media relations and fundraising including the organization’s capital campaign.  An attorney licensed in California and Florida, Lynn previously served as the first Executive Director of the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.  Working directly with Nevada’s courts and legal service providers throughout the state, Lynn developed policies and initiatives to increase the access of low-income Nevadans to the courts.  Her professional experience also includes service as both a Deputy Public Defender and Deputy District Attorney in California.  Lynn has also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Florida responsible for a wide-variety of consumer protection matters and enforcement of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair and Trade Practices Act...

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E. Lavonne Lewis
Board Member

Employer Health Insurance Market
Appointed by the Governor
NRS 695I.300(3)(a,e)
2 Year Term (9/12/2011 - 6/30/2013 Initial Terms)
Reappointed to a second term (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016)
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Ms. Lavonne Lewis, a Senior Executive with over 35 years of experience, possesses expertise in all Management functional areas in diverse domestic and international environments. Presently Ms. Lewis is the Interim President and CEO for the Las Vegas Clark County Urban League where she uses her management expertise to lead the operations of this Community Action Agency. She is also the owner of NIA Enterprises, a Human Resources Consulting Firm.

Ms. Lewis worked for EG&G, Inc. for 27 years.  She served as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources at company headquarters in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In this position she reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for the overall direction and leadership of Human Resources for the $1.5 billion global, diversified technology company with over 15,000 employees, including training and employee development...

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Judith P. Ford, MD
Board Member

Health Care Provider
Appointed by Senate Majority Leader
NRS 695I.300(3)(b,d)
3 Year Term (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014 Initial Terms)
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Judith P. Ford MD is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine who has been seeing  adult patients in office and hospital settings for over  11 years.  She cares for a large panel of patients with chronic medical illness such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease and has experience with all the major fee‐for‐ service and managed‐care insurance carriers in Clark County including Medicare and Medicaid. She was recently named one of Las Vegas’ “Top Doctors” in the May 2011 issue of Las Vegas Life Magazine...

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Leslie A. Johnstone
Board Member

Employer Health Insurance Market
Appointed by the Governor
NRS 695I.300(3)(b,c)
3 Year Term (9/12/2011 - 6/30/2014 Initial Terms)
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Ms. Johnstone has been the Executive Director for the Health Services Coalition since January 2010.  The Coalition is a nonprofit organization representing 23 different self-funded employer and labor trust health plans covering 270,000 lives in southern Nevada.  Immediately prior to joining the Coalition, she was with the State of Nevada Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP).  As PEBP’s executive officer, she reported to a nine member Governor appointed board and directed the management of the State’s $448 million annual health benefits program covering 72,000 lives.  Prior to heading PEBP, she acted as the organization’s chief operating officer and accounting officer.  Between those two assignments Ms. Johnstone worked as a program analyst with the State of Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB), Fiscal Division...

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Marie Martin Kerr
Board Member

Attorney
Appointed by the Governor
NRS 695I.300(3)(e)
1 Year Term (9/15/2011 - 6/30/2012 Initial Terms)
Reappointed to a second term (9/11/2012 - 6/30/2015)
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Mrs. Kerr is a partner with Kerr IP Group, LLC, and CFO for NexRf Corporation, a technology start-up based in Reno, Nevada.  She has been practicing law for fourteen years in the private and public sectors, and working with intellectual property issues since 1998. Her practice areas include intellectual property, unfair competition and transactional work. She has represented clients in numerous matters in federal and state courts, and before administrative tribunals and the USPTO, handling trials, appeals and law and motion hearings. 

Previously Mrs. Kerr worked for the Nevada Office of the Attorney General as a Senior Deputy Attorney General.  During her tenure with that office starting in 2001, she was the supervisory attorney responsible for all of Nevada's antitrust enforcement efforts, including several major pharmaceutical cases involving sham litigation under the Patent Act.  She has drafted regulations adopted by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, as well as assisted in the preparation of bill draft requests.  She has additionally represented the state in numerous telecommunications and energy and natural gas cases, such as the El Paso Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation in 2003-2004...

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Florence Jameson, MD
Board Member

Health Care Provider
Appointed by the Governor
 NRS 695I.300(3)(b,d)

2 Year Term (9/5/2013 - 6/30/2015 Initial Term)
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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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Non-Voting Members

Julia Teska
Ex-Officio

NRS 685I.300(7)(c)


Julia Teska joined the Department of Administration in April of 2014, bringing more than 20 years of government finance experience at both the state and local levels.  Previously Julia served as the Deputy Superintendent for Business and Support Services at the Department of Education (DOE).  Her primary areas of responsibility were K-12 budget initiatives, department business operations, audit functions, facilities, information technology and administrative policies and procedures.  Julia also spent six years in the State Budget Division working with the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Prior to working for the State of Nevada, Julia spent ten years in school district financial administration where she was responsible for budgeting, accounting, purchasing, warehouse, payroll, and benefits. Julia is a graduate of Ashford University with a degree in Public Administration.

Mike WIllden
Ex-Officio

NRS 695I.300(7)(a)

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Mike Willden has served as Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) since July 2001, first appointed by Governor Kenny Guinn, reappointed by Governor Jim Gibbons, and appointed again by Governor Brian Sandoval. He is responsible for oversight of the largest department in Nevada state government, with approximately 5200 employees and 29% of the budget...
Scott Kipper
Ex-Officio

NRS 695I.300(7)(b)

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Scott Kipper was reappointed Commissioner of the Nevada Division of Insurance on October 24, 2011. He previously served as Nevada Insurance Commissioner from December 2008 to June 2010.

Commissioner Kipper has vast experience as a regulator. He has served as the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Office of Health Insurance for the Louisiana Department of Insurance, and as CEO of the State of Louisiana Office of Group Benefits. He also previously served as the Oregon Insurance Administrator...

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