Archie has been in the human services field since 1997 and on the New Vista team since 2005. He has worked with troubled youth/teens, mental health, and intellectually challenged population. The majority of his career has been working with MR/MH individuals. Archie has attracted and retained an amazing team of professionals dedicated to the success of the individuals. Archie has led New Vista to be a well respected provider of residential services in Nevada. He has accomplished this by championing innovative changes and policies that are in the best interest of everyone involved. Archie has worked with people with disabilities in almost every position possible. He has served as a Direct Support Staff, House Manager, Program Coordinator, and Quality Assurance Specialist. Archie is an Army Veteran, former Semi-Pro and Arena Football Player, PSI-Seminars Graduate, Prince Hall Mason and Shriner as well as a Community Activist and Organizer. Archie is currently working on his Bachelors of Business from Western Governor’s University.
Rob BanichDirector of Operations
Energetic and dynamic professional with 15 years of experience in operations, financial planning, analysis, and efficiency improvement. Proven capacity to contribute and improve the business through assessment and development of financial and operational processes, communication, and documentation. An innovator with creative skills, experiences, and adaptability to drive revenues, reduce cost exposure, and target the company’s goals and initiatives. Currently, Director of Operations at New Vista, a 501c(3) for intellectually challenged individuals in Las Vegas.
Mary ModicaDirector of Finance
I have over 25 years of experience in the accounting field, twelve of these years specifically in the non-profit sector. Previous to my non-profit career experience, I was employed in the transportation and manufacturing industries. I’ve resided in Las Vegas since 1990. Attending Regis University completing courses required for a BS in Accounting and currently working on other studies. I, along with my husband, keep busy supporting our son in his music studies.
Vivian WrightDirector of Development
Vivian Wright is a 22 year resident of Las Vegas, originally from Santa Monica, California. Vivian has worked in the non-profit sector for over 26 years, supporting various social justice organizations helping agencies to develop strategies, scale mission impact and advance fundraising efforts. Vivian is a first generation Cuban-American, and serves as a community advocate supporting and advancing issues affecting the Latino and LGBT communities on both local and national levels. Vivian is a founding member of the Las Vegas Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign, and worked to establish ActionRED, a Las Vegas based grassroots agency HIV/AIDS service provider.
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, an 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.
Juanita BellLead Member Service Coordinator III
A native of South Carolina, Ms. Juanita Bell’s passion for service provides a solid foundation for New Vista’s Members and co-workers. Throughout her 11 years with New Vista, Ms. Bell creates a sense of belonging and family for Members and co-workers, empowering and encouraging all to live life to the fullest. A natural leader and mentor, Ms. Bell began her career in social services with Lancaster County Children and Youth Services. Ms. Bell worked with troubled teens, teaching them life-skills and helping them to navigate through the difficult stages of their lives. Personally, Ms. Bell fostered At-Risk Youth, supporting and empowering them as they worked toward living independent and productive lives.
Ms. Bell transitioned to the business sector, working for Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, and quickly rose to key positions within the 115 year old company, focusing primarily on areas of in-the-field training and the company’s Quality Assurance departments. These talents prove invaluable at New Vista, where Ms. Bell began her career with the organization as a House Manager, and was promoted to the position of Member Services Coordinator. Ms. Bell has worked various positions within the agency ranging from Supported Living Arrangements, Destination Discovery respite program and as a Life Skills Instructor in the original New Vista homes. In her most current position as Lead Member Services Coordinator III, Ms. Bell, supports all related Member Services. Ms. Bell is an integral partner of the New Vista Development Team and supports the department in event planning of agency-wide celebrations, weekend events and vacations/activities with Members.
Ms. Bell plays a key role as a volunteer in New Vista’s Give Back program and serves on numerous Board Committees. Ms. Bell regularly volunteers with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and the weekly Give Back Monday program supporting the Las Vegas homeless population.
Allison TroskyMember Service Coordinator/QIDP
Allison Trosky has over 20 years of experience working with adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Ms. Trosky began her career serving the IDD community with the California Head Start program, working with preschool children with behavioral and learning challenges. Ms. Trosky worked in Colorado at a school specializing in education programs and services for children with severe disabilities. Ms. Trosky moved to Las Vegas in 1999, and previously worked with a job training program for adults with intellectual disabilities and a local transportation provider for adults with disabilities and senior citizens in need of specialized transportation services.