Board of Directors
Bart Patterson, President, Nevada State College
Chairman of the Board
Experience: Bart was appointed as president of Nevada State College (NSC) in April 2012, after serving as interim president. Prior to his service at NSC, he served as chief counsel and then vice chancellor of administrative & legal affairs for the Nevada System of Higher Education. Bart is very active in the Las Vegas community as a member of various civic groups and non-profit organizations.
Education: Bart earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University and a juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.
Fun Facts: Bart has been serving in Nevada's system of higher education for over a decade and before that, he was an attorney in private practice.
Araxie Grant, Arena Football League
Experience: Araxie Grant is the Chief Financial Officer for the Arena Football League. Prior to entering the sports industry in 2014, Araxie spent 10 years in the gaming industry. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC in the Audit And Assurance group. From there Araxie went to Las Vegas Sands Corporation and worked in both in the Corporate Accounting and Shared Services Accounting Departments, with her last role there being Assistant Controller of Shared Services.
Education: Araxie earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2007, she earned her certified public accountant license in the State of Nevada.
Fun Facts: After discovering yoga as one of her passions, Araxie pursued a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification and now enjoys teaching yoga at Elevé Training Studios. She loves spending time with her cat, Libby, whom she rescued from the Lied Animal Shelter. Araxie is also a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.
Monica Moore, Owner, Epiphany Business Service
Experience: Monica serves as an operations manager for several Office Business Centers in Texas and Nevada that specialize in providing executive and virtual business solutions for her clients. With her 18 years of experience in telecommunications, facilities operations, and project management, she decided to start Epiphany Business Service to further assist the needs and demands of her clients. She has a passion for establishing stable, reliable support services for her clients and being of service to the community. Monica has a strong background in customer service, customer relations, general office services, critical thinking and problem solving, establishing organizational structure and improving processes and policies in support of organizational goals.
Education: Monica is completing her B.S. in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
Fun Facts: Monica served as administrator and project manager for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Symposium in Houston, Texas for two years. Additionally, she serves as event director to Richelle Shaw, an international speaker, author, and president of the National Association of Moms In Business. Outside of the office she spends most of her time networking and volunteering for various non-profit organizations. Monica's favorite pass time is to attend theater performances, cooking Creole dishes, and watching old movies with her kids.
Paige Candee, 10e Public Relations
Founder and President of the Advisory Council
Paige acknowledged she could make a difference in the lives of out-of-work women and empower them to support their families by helping them to not only secure a job, but also to build a career. She used her leadership and motivational skills to found Dress for Success Southern Nevada, and in 2009, she began the process of helping disadvantaged women and their families achieve self-sufficiency.
Experience: Paige serves as the director of public relations for 10e Public Relations developing comprehensive communications plans, creating and implementing strategic plans, executing media relations and special events and provided proactive client service for a wide range of clients and industries. She previously worked at Purdue Marion and Associates as well as for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada. She has supported and volunteered for several other non-profits such as Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Best Buddies Nevada and the Animal Foundation.
Education: Paige has a degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Political Science from Colgate University in New York. She studied at American University and worked at Amnesty International's Headquarters in Washington D.C., and obtained her certification in nonprofit management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a master graduate of Rapport Leadership International, and was honored in 2010 by Nevada Volunteers as Shining Star of Volunteerism and in 2006 named PRSA Southern Nevada Newcomer of the Year. She serves as President of the Colgate University Southern Nevada Alumni Club, and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Fun Facts: Paige is a proud wife and mother of twin boys and baby girl.
Amy Maier, Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations & Government Affairs
Experience: Amy moved to Las Vegas with her husband in 2006, after serving as communications director and chief of staff to then Rep. Jim Gibbons. She then worked for an experiential marketing agency with clients around the world. Currently, Amy works with the "wonder women" at Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations & Government Affairs managing the marketing and PR efforts for the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and a variety of local businesses.
Education: Amy graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., with a double degree in International Affairs and Economics & Business.
Fun Facts: Amy loves traveling and enjoying great food and wine. She believes working out is a great stress reliever and prefers walking/running and practicing Pilates. Her greatest happiness comes from spending time with her husband, Jason, founder of the local law firm Maier Gutierrez Ayon, their daugher, Addison and their two Boston Terriers, Fenway and Shea.
Monica Coburn, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Experience: Monica Coburn is Vice President, Senior Client Manager of Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has held multiple positions within the banking industry. Monica's responsibilities include managing a portfolio of businesses whose annual revenues range primarily from $2 million to $20 million and assisting existing and potential business clients with commercial financing, equipment leasing, international banking needs, providing an assessment of their business operations to help streamline their business process, etc. She has been recognized twice by the U.S. Small Business Administration locally and has been active in volunteerism and community involvement with a number of organizations including various Chambers of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, Salvation Army, New Vistas, and recently served as a mentor for the White House Economic Forum that was held recently in Las Vegas.
Toni Corbin, Vice President of Operations, Southwest Medical Associates
Experience: For 23 years, Toni has held a multiple leadership position within healthcare industry and has been employed with Southwest Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty healthcare organization. She has direct oversight of nine medical clinics, two senior lifestyle centers and five urgent cares in Las Vegas and Pahrump. In her community, Toni has served as a church youth group mentor and volunteers for many events and activities with a senior focus.
Education: Masters in Healthcare Administration from Warren National University.
Fun Facts: Toni is an exercise enthusiast. She especially enjoys Zumba and loves various outdoor activities, inlcuding skiing, hiking, and water sports.
Brenda Bradbury, Director of Human Resources, MGM Grand Las Vegas
Experience: Brenda is a 15 year veteran of the Las Vegas casino industry working exclusively in Human Resources and Labor Relations. Currently with MGM Grand, she has responsibility for the Employee Engagement, Learning and Development and Employee Relations functions for approximately 8,500 employees. Her passion lies with building great teams to tackle complex issues and helping employees reach their true potential. In her community, she is active with her church Sunday school program with her sons, serves as a MAPS mentor and PWG committee member and works on many MGM Resorts Foundation volunteer projects.
Education: Brenda is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Literature and UNLV with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a certificate in Human Resources Studies from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Fun Facts: Brenda found Dress for Success when she cleaned out her closet as a result of losing over 100 pounds (literally and figuratively) and wanted to make room for more positivity in her life. It was time to get healthy and start doing some things to fuel her desire to make a difference in the lives of women in our community.
Shari Sutton, President, Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing
Experience: Shari has 20+ years of senior level management, marketing and advertising experience. She co-founded Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing in 1998 and is responsible for several prominent accounts and new business initiatives for the agency. Shari also serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for one of the agencies largest clients, StorageOne. In this role, she oversees the direct marketing efforts of 17+ properties, investor relations, and manages all third party vendors. Ms. Sutton is active in the communications industry, having chaired the Electronic Media Awards several times over the years, raising scholarship funds for communications students while recognizing outstanding achievement in local broadcasting.
Education: Shari attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Business & Communications. She also attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and pursued a degree in Finance. Ms. Sutton was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners, being honored with the 2003 Women of Distinction Award in the field of Communications.
Fun Facts: Shari is a public speaker, industry educator, and published author of industry-specific articles in trade publications and blogs. When she’s not working, Shari enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, and time with friends and family.
Dominica Anderson, Duane Morris
Experience: Dominica is managing partner of international law firm Duane Morris' Las Vegas office and is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board and vice-chair of Duane Morris Women's Initiative Steering Committee. She is a commercial litigator working on high-stake litigation in the United States and has clients throughout the country as well as abroad. Dominica is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association serving as a co-chair of the Insurance Committee, the Clark County Bar Association, the Board of Advisors of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Women Lawyers, where she was honored with the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award in 2011. In the past, she has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for her children's schools, for the ballet theater where she dances, as well as for United Way, Toys for Tots, and the ALS Association. She has been listed in Distinguished Women and Men in Nevada, VEGAS INC's Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada, The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, and California Super Lawyer, 2004-2015.
Education: Dominica earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her J.D. at the University of San Francisco School of Law, graduating with high honors.
Fun Facts: Dominica has served on numerous boards in the past and has been involved in fundraising for Dress for Success in other cities as well. She is an avid skier and ballet dancer. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and dogs at their house in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Mary Giuliano, General Manager, Vdara Hotel & Spa
Experience: Mary is the General Manager of Vdara Hotel and Spa, a 1,495-all suite, non-gaming, smoke-free, eco-friendly boutique condo hotel and is responsible for the strategic planning and brand positioning of this luxury property. Her hospitality career spans over 25 years. Prior to her current role, Mary served as the Vice President of Residential Operations for the CityCenter Residential Division where she established homeowner association management practices and luxury service programs for the residences at Mandarin Oriental, Vdara, and Veer. Previous to her work at CityCenter, Mary was the Vice President of Hotel Operations at Treasure Island (TI).
Education: Mary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Fun Facts: Mary serves on the Executive Board for the NHLA (Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association) and is also the Chairperson for the WIL (Women in Lodging) council. She is also an active Alumni for Leadership Las Vegas through the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Mary enjoys cooking, traveling, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.
Milah Sutton, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Experience: Milah has 14 years of experience with Deloitte in public accounting and has served clients in a variety of industries across the country. She and her husband relocated to Las Vegas in 2011 so Milah could focus on serving hospitality clients in her role as Senior Manager. Her previous volunteer experience includes serving as Corporate Sponsorship Chair and Treasurer for the Indianapolis Susan G. Komen Pink Tie Ball, and serving her community as a volunteer with Junior Achievement. She also currently volunteers with the Las Vegas Diaper Bank, which provides diapers to families in diaper need.
Education: Milah graduated with her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Nevada.
Fun Facts: Milah enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and two young sons and has completed over 200 SCUBA dives since she was certified at age 12.