Mailing: PO Box 517 Dayton Nevada, 89403
Office: 209 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton Nevada 89403
Wendy Madson is Healthy Communities’ Executive Director. Former director Christy McGill described her as “Healthy Communities’ own Mother Nature,” and wrote that, “Wendy has a fierce love for all things growing including people. You’ve seen Wendy at Community Roots, the community gardens, school gardens, and at many of the free dental events HCC organizes. Yes, both plants and teeth have roots and she feels quite comfortable beside a dental chair or a daisy.”
Contact Wendy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or cell:775-250-7884
Quest Lakes is the Public Relations champion and “content curator” for Healthy Communities. Her writings and posts showcase the amazing work of our partners, volunteers, and staff. She also is an avid researcher of community based practices and evidence base programs. Art, family, community, reading, and community organizing through social media are all passions that contribute to her success here at Healthy Communities. Quest has a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University with concentrations in literature and history.
Contact Quest for anything related to media and arts.
email@example.com and cell: 775-287-7598
Lisa Selmi is the fiscal manager behind Healthy Communities; she helps pilot the coalition through the day to day workings of a functioning non-profit and we all honestly couldn’t do without her. Besides loving baseball and her family, Lisa is a strong advocate for all things good in the community and has logged in countless hours of volunteer time at all her children’s schools. Fearless of any grant requirement, she just gets the paperwork done, so the good work can continue in our communities.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 775-246-7550
Jenny Claypool Having managed HCC’s Community Roots for four growing seasons, she has taken on many new challenges at Healthy Communities Coalition, including as grants manager and site manager for our AmeriCorps members. Jenny is also a certified Community Health Worker. Having lived in northern Nevada for over 22 years, she knows the area and brings many skills to the Coalition.
Contact Jenny at email@example.com or 775-720-2252
Quinn Cartwright Among many other good things, Quinn works with and links to training opportunities for community volunteers focused on health education and awareness. As Nevada Community Health Worker Association’s Project Manager, she is able to speak about CHW policy at the state and national levels. She has a Master’s in Public Health from UNR and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from UNR.
FOOD PANTRIES: Our food pantries in Dayton and Silver Springs are always busy. In order for everything to run as planned it takes some amazing pantry managers, and we have the best! Alie Trier at the Dayton Food Pantry, Shannon Juntunen at the Yerington Food Pantry, and Kathy McIntosh at the Silver Stage Food Pantry, bring harmony to the food pantries even during the busiest times. They have smiles on their faces and know that every client has their own needs and reasons for being there, and they make each person feel comfortable. Kathy, Alie and Shannon are all certified Community Health Workers as well.
Kathy McIntosh, Silver Stage Food Pantry Manager
The Silver Stage Food Pantry is located at 3595 Ramsey Week Cutoff, Silver Springs
Alie Trier, Dayton Food Pantry Manager
The Dayton Food Pantry is located at the HCC offices at 209 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.
Shannon Juntunen, Yerington Food Pantry Manager
The Yerington Food Pantry is located at 124 West Bridge Street in Yerington.
SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCE COORDINATORS: Our newest group of Healthy Communities employees are our school-based resource coordinators. They work with the schools in their region to help families find connections to local resources and to help students locate clothing, food, health care, counseling, support groups, and other needs they may have, as well as coordinating education for the community by way of health care events, school assemblies, ATOD abuse prevention classes and more. We are excited to have these Resource Coordinators as part of our team. All of the Coordinators are certified Community Health Workers.
Fernley region – Contact Norma at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maria Saavedra at email@example.com
Silver Springs/Stagecoach regions – Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dayton/Mound House/Silver City area- contact Terri at email@example.com or cell: (775) 720-3664
Yerington/Smith Valley area – contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Shannon is also the manager for HCC’s Yerington Food Pantry!
PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, PRESCRIPTION AND OTHER DRUG USE
HCC’s Alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other substance abuse prevention coordinator and Stand Tall leader for the region is Alisha Moss, who is also a certified Community Health Worker.
Alisha can be contacted at 246-7550 or email@example.com.
SCHOOL GARDEN LIAISON
HCC adds technical, grant writing and management, and funding support to nearly a dozen school gardens and hoop houses throughout the Lyon School District.
Alex Ferguson is HCC’s School Garden Liaison. He shares a wealth of knowledge about gardening, permaculture, and regenerative systems and is constantly learning more. He attended both an Edible School Yard Project training in Berkeley, and the “Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Conference” at Solar Living Institute during 2017.
HCC’s Community Roots and Shoots at 209 Dayton Valley Road
HCC’s Community Roots and Shoots Floral Designer is Lynnette Edmondson. Lynnette brings over a decade of experience as a previous Floral Manager for Albertson’s/ Savemart, and as the owner of her own floral business, Victorian Petals.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS: Healthy Communities Coalition would not be who we are without volunteers. People from all areas of Northern Nevada in all types of circumstances give of themselves, their time, their dedication, their love to helping others. We are, on a daily basis, so touched by what volunteering means and how much joy and health we see it brings to so many, including ourselves. We thank you, the people who have helped bring Healthy Communities Coalition to where we are today.
AMERICORPS and VISTA MEMBERS – HCC is so grateful to host 10 AmeriCorps again this year (2017-18). They serve the Lyon County region through capacity-building projects in our schools, food pantries, community gardens and beyond. For more info, contact Jenny Claypool, HCC’s AmeriCorps site coordinator.
Christy McGill was the previous Executive Director for Healthy Communities, which according to her was a totally awesome job. She got to interface with over 75 formal partners, youth, and many citizens to bring them together to discuss how to make our region thrive. She saw her role as part community organizer, part party hostess, part advocate, and 100%, of course we can do this! She believes in extreme inclusion because everyone is needed to make our communities flourish. She relishes helping put the pieces together to see what kind of beautiful mosaic members can make–she calls this collaborative mosaic–community. Today Christy is the Director for the Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environment with the Nevada Department of Education.