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

100% Giving Board Award 2021

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada awarded the 100 percent Giving Board Award to Northern Nevada HOPES in 2018. Thanks to the HOPES executive board for their 100 percent financial support.


Scott Brenneke
Owner, Advanced Asset Management, Inc.

Theresa Navarro
Consumer Advocate
Northern Nevada HOPES

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

Patricia Gallimore 
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch

Par Tolles
Founder and Principal
Tolles Development Company

Tom Durante, LCSW
Behavioral Health Professional