Marlene Richter is a licensed Social Worker and has championed the development of programs to assist persons and families in crisis in Nevada for 25 years. She is an Air Force veteran and is educated in social work and ethics and policy studies from UNLV. With deep compassion for the communities in our state, Marlene served the rural community as Chair of The Substances of Abuse Task Force in Nye County, was a steering committee member of The Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force, a founding board member of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and an advisory committee member for the Saint Therese Center. She shares her experience in working with victims as an expert and has been a national speaker and trainer on the topic of Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking. Currently she is the Executive Director of Noah’s Animal House, an Advisory Committee Member for Ethics in the Marketplace, and serves as Vice-Chair of the Las Vegas Community Investment Corporation Advisory Board. Previous leadership positions include Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, WestCare Nevada, and The Shade Tree.
The Jameson Fellowship focuses on leadership and recognizes individuals – of diverse ages, races, backgrounds, sectors, and organizations - for their contributions to southern Nevada. The Fellowship is an investment in relationships and aims to build a solid and connected leadership base across the nonprofit sector.