Zanny Marsh, MJM
Location: Sparks, NV
Zanny Marsh (she/her) joined Nevada Volunteers, bringing experience with federal and state grant recipients, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps service members, volunteer management, program design, strategic communications, and government affairs. In her new role, she seeks to advance initiatives outlined in the State Service Plan, with emphasis on increasing Statewide impact and collaborating with stakeholders in inclusive collective impact models that engage government, the private sector, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
Marsh develops collective impact projects for, and consults with, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations to integrate citizen-driven community indicators into government using performance measurement models. She has designed programs that have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the U.S. Department of State.
Marsh has held positions in in health care, higher education, and law enforcement, and most recently served as executive director for the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada. Ms. Marsh holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in justice management. In 2012, she was appointed to Faculty Emeritus from the University of Nevada, Reno, and she developed and teaches a graduate course that examines implications of aging offenders in America’s corrections facilities.
Location: Sparks, NV
Terry Bell (she/her) is the Operations Coordinator for Nevada Volunteers, where she oversees and manages the day to day administrative functions of the commission and provides support for the staff and commission members.
Terry has worked in the nonprofit sector for many years as an executive director, board member, volunteer manager and trainer, and developed and managed volunteer programs for seniors at the City of Reno. Her organizational skills help her keep track of all the seemingly minor tasks needed to keep the Commission running smoothly and efficiently, and she is responsible for updating, revising and writing new policies and procedures as needs arise.
Terry is also known as “The Dutch Diva” and teaches outdoor dutch oven cooking classes and workshops with her husband Randy. One of her greatest joys is spending time with her grandkids who call her “Lala”.
Alicia Blood, MS
Director of AmeriCorps
Location: Sparks, NV
Alicia (she/her) comes to Nevada Volunteers from Seattle where she spent the last 12 years working in the non-profit and university setting with the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. During that time Alicia managed youth leadership, service, and environmental education programs in addition to a few years as the Grants and Contracts Manager for a youth violence prevention program called Alive & Free.
Alicia served two terms as an AmeriCorps Member with the Washington Service Corps and has since served as a site supervisor for many AmeriCorps Members over the years. With a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Claremont McKenna College and a MS in Biology for Teachers from the University of Washington, Alicia has a passion for science and the environment and loves sharing that with others, especially her husband and two children as they explore the outdoors together.
Alicia is thrilled to finally be drying out in the Nevada sun and to be a part of the Nevada Volunteers team!
Location: Sparks, NV
Chris Rust (she/her) joined the Nevada Volunteers Team, bringing decades of fiscal experience from the University of Nevada, Reno where she retired after working for 28 years. Within a few weeks of retirement, she decided she was too young for retirement and wanted a new challenge. Thus, she became the first Fiscal Officer for Nevada Volunteers. She is welcoming new challenges, changes, and excitement of establishing this position.
She has held positions in college administration, finance, accounting, budgeting, grants administration, human resources, website development, scholarship awards, and special events. She was appointed to Emeritus Faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Charli Bruce, MA
AmeriCorps Program Officer
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Charli (they/them) is a California native, who has lived in Nevada for the last decade, and currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. They completed their undergraduate degree in Public Health and Sociology at University of Nevada, Reno and their Master’s in Urban Leadership & Public Policy at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Charli is extremely passionate about systems development, public health, inclusivity, equity and so much more.
They are proud to bring their experience as a AmeriCorps program director to the program officer role, and look forward to supporting programs across the state
When not working, you can catch Charli usually at home surrounded by their dog Basil and cats Sage and Viridian, or painting supplies and a good book.
Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer
Location: Pahrump, NV
Shannon (she/her) comes to Nevada Volunteers as the Volunteer Generation Fund Program Officer where she hopes to increase volunteerism in Nevada by helping organizations with capacity building through grants and training and technical assistance.
Shannon has over 20 years of experience in working with volunteers in the areas of recruitment, screening and placement, training & development, strategic planning, recognition, and retention. Shannon spent the last 8 years at the American Cancer Society where she was responsible for the success of their volunteer led event called Relay For Life. Shannon started out with Relay as a volunteer herself in Pahrump NV where she lives. She has also served as a Leader and Volunteer Coordinator for Girl Scout of Southern Nevada, started a Parent Teacher Organization at her kid’s school, and started the Food For Thought Program in Pahrump to feed kids who did not regularly have food in their homes over weekends.
Shannon’s greatest joy is spending time with her family and travelling to new destinations.