Community Leadership

Members of the Board bring their diverse skills and experience to guide HOPES in its mission. They generously volunteer their time and serve without compensation, and over half are also patients at HOPES. To contact a Board member, please call HOPES at (775) 786-4673.


Douglas H. Brewer, CFP – President
Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Trudy Larson, M.D. | Vice President | Co-Founder of Northern Nevada HOPES
Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health, UNR; Professor, Nevada State Board of Health

Cliff Scheffel – Secretary
Partner Emeritus, SB Search Partners

Chris Bosse – Treasurer
Vice President, Government Relations, Renown Health

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada awarded the 100 percent Giving Board Award to Northern Nevada HOPES in 2022. Thanks to the HOPES executive board for their 100 percent financial support.


Scott Brenneke
Owner, Advanced Asset Management, Inc.

A.G. Burnett
Gaming Law Partner at McDonald Carano LLP

Tom Durante, LCSW
Behavioral Health Professional

Todd Felts, Ed.D
Reynolds School of Journalism Professor
University of Nevada, Reno

Jane E. Fox
State Director at Health Care for America Now (HCAN)

Patricia Gallimore 
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch

Heidi Loeb
Director of Special Projects for the Nevada Museum of Art

Amy McCombs, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML
Vice President of Quality for Acute Care at Renown Health

Theresa Navarro
Consumer Advocate
Northern Nevada HOPES

Par Tolles
Founder and Principal
Tolles Development Company