Meet Our Team
As a parent of a child with IDD, Vivian is a founding member of Gracie’s House, an organization which advocates on behalf of persons living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Vivian is a former educator, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Clark County Acelero Head Start and a member of the National Acelero Learning Head Start Governance Advisory Committee. Vivian is the coordinator of Give Back Mondays, a weekly, inter-agency program serving the unsheltered and working poor community of Las Vegas.
Vivian became a foster parent in 2004, championing efforts to improve the foster care system in Clark County, Nevada and volunteering to help recruit prospective parents. Vivian is a mother of four biological/adoptive children.
Results-driven program director with 15 years of non-profit experience in developing innovative programs. Proven ability to provide team leadership, quality initiatives, and organizational growth. A solid career history known for the ability to garner community support, develop key coalitions and build relationships with a shared sense of purpose. Involved and dedicated member of the Las Vegas community for over 21 years.
Vivian currently works as a Grant Strategist for New Vista, managing community partnerships, stewardship of donor relations and grant funding opportunities. Vivian also serves as the Special Event Coordinator, facilitating fundraising of institutional and special donor events. Vivian is the Director of Destination Discovery, New Vista’s group respite care program which provides recreational and social opportunities for members.