Las Vegas HEALS has evolved to become the “go to” healthcare organization where Providers, Healthcare Executives, Academia, Researchers, Legislators convene to discuss how we can make quality healthcare available to our community and State. Because our members are experts in the respective fields, the Governor and other Legislators are slowly relying on Las Vegas HEALS for answers on how we can make healthcare better for the recipients and the providers.
Meet Our Directors
Our board of directors is dedicated to advancing healthcare quality and perception in Southern Nevada.
Mason is recognized and distinguished as a Board Certified Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Healthcare Administrator for the United States Air Force Reserves. Prior to his appointment of CEO, Mason served as Chief Operating Officer at UMC as well as COO of two other for-profit hospitals in Southern Nevada. His experience in healthcare leadership roles extends to both coasts, focusing on operations of the hospitals as well as business development and financial responsibility.
She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, has published over 60 articles, book chapters, and monographs, and is editor of Biological Research for Nursing. She serves on the Valley Health System Board of Governors and the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board – Health Care Sector Council in Nevada.
Mr. Schmiedel is a current Adjunct Professor for Concordia University in Chicago. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Union College in NY, his Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College, and completed an Administrative Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
Prior to this assignment, Col Tellez was the Surgeon, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland Air Force Base; former commander, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Afghanistan; led the 35th Medical Group Commander, Japan, 15th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron Commander, Hickam AFB, Hawaii and was the former Chief, Division of Surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. He served as the Chief Consultant, Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgeon to the Air Force Surgeon General. Col Tellez graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, completed his General Surgery Internship and surgical specialty residency in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas.
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