2023 NNCCF Board of Directors

Casey Stiteler
Board of Directors President
Snell and Wilmer, Associate
Casey Stiteler is an associate in the firm’s Regulatory and Government practice group. His practice focuses on land use and development and real estate law. Casey has assisted clients with real estate sales and purchases, development, leases, and real estate related litigation and dispute resolution. Casey has also assisted clients with matters related to local business and liquor licensing in the state of Nevada.

In 2019, Casey Stiteler became the first childhood cancer survivor, and former NNCCF kid, to serve on the Board of Directors. He joined the NNCCF board of directors shortly after he and his parents dissolved their nonprofit named Casey’s Project and directed their passion, resources and proceeds to NNCCF. He developed the nonprofit during his battle with cancer in order to provide fellow children in the hospital with toys and games – long before electronics were widely-used and available.


Russ Pedersen
Board of Directors Vice President
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Retired Captain
Russ began his service with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1997. He has a full range of command and leadership experience in all three bureaus: Administrative, Detention, and Operations. He has served in a multitude of specialty and command assignments, including: Civil Division, Regional Aviation Unit (RAVEN), Northern Nevada Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Dispatch Communications, Training, Backgrounds, and Search & Rescue, where he was awarded the Vincent G. Swinney Medal for Excellence in Search and Rescue. Russ graduated from the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy in September 2013 and worked as a Chief Deputy for two different Sheriff’s. He is married, with two children and enjoys playing golf, helping others with home projects, or simply watching his kids grow up to be strong and confident young adults. His experiences have taught him the importance of teamwork, multi-agency collaboration, and community support. He finds gratification each day in knowing he has the privilege of working with dedicated individuals throughout the county who love serving the community as much as he does.


Kelly S. McIntosh
Board of Directors Secretary
Sight Partners, Chief Legal Officer
Kelly serves as Chief Legal Officer for Sight Partners. Having spent her entire legal career in the area of healthcare law, she understands how complex it can be to navigate the healthcare system and the importance of the NNCCF mission to support families in all stages of their journey. Kelly lost her mom in 2007 after a many-year battle with breast cancer, prompting Kelly’s personal commitment to honor her memory by supporting other families, and a personal understanding of how a cancer journey touches all aspects of family life. Kelly grew up in Minden, Nevada, graduating from Douglas High School. After finishing law school at UNLV and starting her career in Las Vegas, Kelly returned “home” to Northern Nevada, and has been on the NNCCF Board since 2014. She enjoys endless activities in the outdoors around Reno/Tahoe and beyond, whether that’s hiking, snowboarding, camping, or a day on the lake, and regularly strength trains, having competed in several powerlifting competitions.


Ryan Gilbrech
Board of Directors Treasurer

Morgan Stanley, First Vice President
Ryan Gilbrech grew up in Auburn, California and moved to Northern Nevada after graduating from St. Mary’s College in 2004. He spent three years working as an accountant at a local firm in Reno before moving to Morgan Stanley where he has been for more than nine years. During his time in Reno, Ryan has been involved in many charitable efforts most commonly tied to cancer. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys fly fishing, trap shooting, the Reno Aces and being outdoors.


Brandi Anderson
Push Consulting, LLC, Partner
Brandi is proud to be born and raised in the Reno/Sparks Area graduating from Edward C. Reed High School and the University of Nevada with a degree in Journalism and minor in Psychology.  She started her career in advertising on the agency side of the business in 1998 and has worked on behalf of clients in the Health Care, Technology, Education, Arts, Real Estate Development, Travel & Tourism, Public Health, and Automotive industries.  In 2017, she and her business partner started a performance marketing and media agency, concentrating on return on investment, attribution and analytics for complex multi-media campaigns in higher education, public health, automotive and real estate development.  She and her husband, also a native of northern Nevada and Reno Fire Operator, are the parents of two teenage sons that they chase around enjoying baseball, football, hockey and whatever new endeavors the boys are interested in.  Her family is deeply invested in NNCCF and grateful for all of the support it extends families of pediatric cancer patients and survivors.  She knows this better than most because her oldest son was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in 2010.  She was inspired by the work NNCCF did for families that were in all stages of their cancer journey and connected with other families that have gone through and are currently battling their children’s own pediatric cancer.  Making a difference, no matter how large or small in the lives of families fighting for their children is deeply personal to Brandi and she is excited to lend any help and resources she can to the NNCCF mission in northern Nevada.


Sophie Boel
Redwood Materials, Senior Project Manager
Sophie Boel recently moved to Reno, NV in early 2016 after growing up outside of Cleveland, OH.  Sophie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering along with Engineering and Public Policy in May of 2013.  After working as a cement engineer throughout Texas, she was delighted to relocate to Reno and worked as a Construction Manager for Tesla building their Gigafactory 1.  She has since changed companies to work as a Project Engineer specializing in data center construction and commissioning for Fortis Construction, Inc. Sophie has spent much of her life volunteering with inner-city communities along with children and adults with special needs.  After leaving behind a therapeutic horseback riding center in Texas, she wanted to be involved in her new community and was inspired by all of the work NNCCF was doing for these little fighters and their families.  Aside from working and volunteering, Sophie enjoys spending time with her dog, running, hiking, skiing, and seeing live music.


Jennifer Bozzo
FSA Advisory Group, Senior Financial Analyst
Jen Bozzo grew up in Northern California and moved to Reno in 2010 to attend the University of Nevada. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management & Administration, and joined Umpqua Bank in 2014. Jen specializes in commercial loans, both Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate. Jen joined the NNCCF Board of Directors in June 2021. She is also on the Junior Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. In her spare time, Jen enjoys hiking, camping, travelling, and spending quality time with friends and family.


Daniel Buhrmann
CBRE, Inc., Executive Vice President Industrial Services

Dan Buhrmann grew up in Northern California and moved to Reno in 2002. Dan is Senior Vice President with CBRE, Inc., specializing in the leasing, sales, and development of industrial real estate – leveraging experience from sales and management careers with Nextel Communications and Grubb & Ellis. Dan holds undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Davis in both Economics and International Relations. In addition, Dan is a Reno Gazette-Journal/Young Professionals Network 20 Under 40 Award winner, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a designee of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Above all else, Dan is a dedicated family man to his wife and two boys. An avid outdoorsman, Dan enjoys fly-fishing, hunting, backpacking, skiing, and camping. Dan has had the privilege to serve as a director and past President of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation since 2007, being called to action after a close friend’s son lost his battle with pediatric cancer. In addition, Dan is active in the community as a board member and past President of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and has served as a volunteer coach of the Special Olympics Alpine Ski Team and coach’s youth soccer and lacrosse for his son’s teams.


Matt Clafton
Alston Construction, Senior Vice President/Regional Manager

Matt Clafton is the Vice President / General Manager for Alston Construction. He will be the Project Executive on your project having full responsibility for the financial and operational success of the project. His responsibilities include oversight and coordination of all preconstruction and budgeting activities as well as the procurement and construction of your project. He will lead and manage our team and ensure the proper resources are assigned and in place to execute the project in the most efficient manner. Matt will also interface with the owner throughout all phases of the project to assure we not only are delivering on our commitments, but also exceed our client’s expectations. Matt brings over 20 years of design construction expertise to the team. Matt graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Civil Engineering.


Steve Erger
Umpqua Bank, Retired Corporate Banker

Steve Erger joined the Board of Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation in 2013 and served as Treasurer for two years. Steve has been a Commercial Banker for 26 years working for GE Capital and Nevada State Bank prior to joining Umpqua Bank in 2010. Steve specializes in commercial real estate, primarily investor properties, and owner-occupied commercial buildings. Steve grew up in the Midwest, graduating from the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes), but has lived in Reno since 1989 and is now a true Wolf Pack fan. Steve is active in the community serving as past President and Board Member of Reno Central Rotary as well as the NNCCF Board.


Shirley Folkins-Roberts
Panattoni Development, Development Manager
Shirley has been a dedicated advocate for children with cancer since 2003. After knowing a family personally impacted by childhood cancer, she became one of the co-founders of NNCCF and served on the Board of Directors for 15 years before becoming Executive Director of NNCCF from 2018 to 2021. As an advocate for the organization, she led the creation of a bill to submit to the Nevada State Legislature which sought money for childhood cancer. During the formation of the organization, Shirley provided oversight of daily operations, establishment and management of operating budgets, and development and implementation of fundraising events annually. Shirley has led teams of Nevada families to Washington D.C. to advocate for childhood cancer research funds, is a member of the Rotary Club of Reno, the Board of Directors for REMSA, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Rare Disease Advisory Council, and is the Nevada Team Leader and Childhood Cancer Advocate for CureSearch. Shirley earned her Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. Shirley became a member of the California Bar in 1993 and the Nevada Bar in 2010 and has practiced with private firms in both states.

Tom Gurgui
Microsoft, Senior Financial Manager
Tom joined the NNCCF Board in January 2017. Tom grew up in New Jersey but moved to the California Bay Area in 1992. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. Tom has worked as a finance professional for several technology companies in the Bay Area and Reno for over two decades. He worked for Microsoft Corporation here in Reno since 2005, and is currently part of their Revenue Assurance team. The breadth of his professional experience includes Financial Planning & Analysis, Cost Accounting, Compliance and Revenue Recognition. Tom has been living in Reno with his wife, Rosemarie, and his son, Joseph, since 2005. Tom is very active with the Knights of Columbus and many of their philanthropic and charitable ventures. Tom is also a cancer survivor (Merkel Cell Carcinoma) – in remission since 2008 – which helps motivate his passion for helping the afflicted children of our community.

Brandan Koehn
Victory Woodworks, Vice President Finance and Administration
Brandan and his family relocated to Reno in early 2016 from Oklahoma. Brandan graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Management and continued his career in the Architectural Millwork Industry. He and his wife have also lived, worked, and volunteered in several other nations including, Cambodia, South Korea, Thailand, and Australia. Brandan is passionate about serving others. Knowing the impact of childhood cancer on the whole family, he is committed to supporting and advocating for those families. He also enjoys traveling, finding new experiences and adventures, and spending quality time with his family.

Baker Krukow
DCG Dickson Commercial Group
Baker joined the NNCCF board in October of 2018. Krukow has more than 10 years experience in sales and logistics, primarily in the electrical construction industry. He is now a commercial real estate agent specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial properties with Dickson Commercial Group. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications and was a catcher for the Wolf Pack baseball team from 2002-2007.  He is married and has two kids and in his spare time loves to golf, play guitar, snowboard, cook, fly fish and spend time with his family.


Kelly Kuszmaul
Granite Construction, Regional Controller

Kelly Kuszmaul joined the Board of Directors of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation in 2015. Kelly grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Montana Tech where he was a four-year letterman in football. He was also elected Vice President of the student body and President of M-Club. Kelly has worked for Granite Construction Company (Granite) for more than 15 years throughout the Northwest and California regions. His current role at Granite is the Regional Controller for Nevada Operations where he oversees the administrative team, financial forecasts, and quarterly reporting. Kelly is also on Granite’s leadership team, executive team, and charity council in Northern and Southern Nevada. His expertise is in leadership, training, mentoring, budgeting and forecasting. Kelly’s passion is helping families with the understanding of cancer and providing guidance throughout the process. “With the loss of my father and taking care of him throughout the entire process, it has breathed a passion in my life to reach out to the community. What better way to help the generations that will lead our great country than to instill the importance of community and giving back to my children.” Kelly enjoys sports, playing cards, golfing, coaching (his boys) and spending time with his family and friends. He is married to Karin and has two boys Thaddeus and Kanaan.


Meagan Noin
MN|G Marketing, Principal
With nearly two decades of agency experience, Meagan Noin founded MN|G Partners in 2014. Since then the firm has worked with some of Nevada’s most respected professional service firms, largest events, most notable non-profits, and landmark capital improvement projects in our community. Her experience includes working with local and regional media outlets as well as national outlets including Good Morning America, Today, Associated Press, Reuters and CNN. As the president of the firm, Meagan oversees the execution of communication campaigns, manages client budgets, oversees firm operations, new business development, and media and client relations on a local, regional and national level. Her areas of practice include corporate communications, product promotion, event management, traditional and online advertising placement, crisis communications and media relations. A Reno native, Meagan is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with dual degrees in journalism and political science. After graduation, she was a member of the faculty at the Reynolds School of Journalism where she taught media production. In 2020, she was named in the Top 20 Under 40 by the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network. In addition to her role with the firm, she is a former board member of the Great Reno Balloon Races. She is also past president and current board member of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, the chair of Audience Engagement and member of the Board of Trustees for the Reno Philharmonic and a board member of JUSTin Hope.


Doug Roberts
Panattoni Development, Partner
Doug is currently the Partner for the states of Nevada and Arizona. As an equity partner, he is responsible for all aspects of the development of office, industrial and retail projects as well as the supervision of staff personnel in two offices within the region. Doug also serves as the Single Point of Contract (SPOC) for Panattoni Development Company in North America for an international e-commerce company. Doug’s professional development does not stop at land. He is active in several key professional organizations in an ongoing effort to advance his skills and the industry as a whole. These include the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) (2015 President of the Reno Chapter), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Doug is also a current member of the city of Reno’s Building Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee, a City Council-appointed position. In addition to his professional affiliations, Mr. Roberts is a founding and current board member and past President of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (formerly known as the Keaton Raphael Memorial), an organization assisting families with children battling pediatric cancer, and is a current member and past President of the Reno Central Rotary Club.


Carol Truman
Sierra Capital Management Company, Executive Assistant

Prior to starting her own company, Carol was the National Sales Manager for Old Republic Insured Automotive Services, Inc. for 10 years. She moved to Reno in 2012 along with her partner, Bob Phillips. Carol joined the board of directors for NNCCF December 2017. She brings a passion for fundraising for childhood cancer causes. Their grandson, Pierce Phillips, passed away at the age of 27 months after a 15 month long battle against stage four neuroblastoma. She has worked with her step son and daughter in law, Scott and Brandi, over the last 8 years raising money for the Pierce Phillips Charity, founded his his memory. She is also the proud mother of two daughters, Kaley and Sarah, and Nana to Pierce’s little brother, Hudson. When she isn’t working or fundraising she is active in the Montreux community.


Dr. Robin S. White
The Medical Profession, LLC., Pediatrics, Managing Partner

Dr. White was born and raised in Billings, Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She is a graduate with the first four-year graduating class of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1980 and completed a straight Pediatric Residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Affiliated Residency Programs. Since then, she has been in private practice and would still choose to be a pediatrician if given the opportunity to begin a career again. Dr. White also serves as a board member for Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, a local organization created to help the families of children with cancer. Her major interests in the field of Pediatrics are childhood development and infectious diseases, especially vaccine-preventable diseases.


Leonard Wohletz
Morgan Stanley, Senior Vice President