NVCOALITION - Nevada's Coalition to Address Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services
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Contacts

Area of Shortage School Counselor
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Counseling; Human Development; Family Studies; Social Work; Psychology; Sociology

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University, Las Vegas www.nova.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

National Contact Information

American Counseling Association
www.counseling.org

American School Counselors Association
www.schoolcounselors.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Kelly Jesch, Coordinator Elementary School Counselors kjesch@washoe.k12.nv.us

Katherine Loudon, Coordinator Guidance Counseling Services KLoudon@washoeschools.net


South:
Sally Jost, Director of Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net

Kim Boyle, Director of Guidance & Counseling kboyle@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School-Based Occupational Therapist
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Occupational Therapy; Health Ecology

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Touro University Nevada www.tun.touro.edu

Pre OT Nevada State College www.nsc.nevada.edu

National Contact Information

American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org

Nevada OT Board of Occupational Therapy
www.nvot.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Carol Voss, Area Administrator WCSD CVoss@washoeschools.net


South:
Sally Jost, Director of Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net
Melissa Suazo, Coordinator of Related Services masuazo@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School Nurse
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Nursing; Must have a BSN (minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required to be a school nurse)

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Touro University Nevada www.tun.touro.edu

Truckee Meadows Community College* www.tmcc.edu

Western Nevada Community College* www.wncc.nevada.edu

Nevada State College www.nsc.nevada.edu

University of Phoenix www.phoenix.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

Carrington College (formally Apollo College) www.carrington.edu

University of Southern Nevada www.usn.edu

(* These educational facilities offer a 2 year degree program; a 4 year degree is needed to obtain a BSN)

National Contact Information

National Association of School Nurses
www.nasn.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Dana Balchunas, R.N. BSN, M.Ed DBalchunas@washoeschools.net


South:
Lynn Row, Director of Health Services, CCSD LMR237@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School-Based Physical Therapist
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Physical Therapy (Licensed PT in state)

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Touro University Nevada www.tun.touro.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

PT Assistant program Carrington College (formally Apollo College) www.carrington.edu

National Contact Information

American Physical Therapy Association
www.apta.org

School Based P.T. (special interest group= SIG)
www.pediatricapta.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Chris Corder, PT CCorder@washoeschools.net

Carol Voss, Area Administrator WCSD CVoss@washoeschools.net

Pam Galantuomini, PT PGalantuomini@washoeschools.net


South:
Sally Jost, Director Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net

Melissa Suazo, Coordinator of Related Services masuazo@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School Psychologist
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Psychology; Counseling; Sociology

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University, Las Vegas www.nova.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

National Contact Information

National Association of School Psychologists
www.nasponline.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Katherine Louden, School Psychologist Coordinator KLouden@washoeschools.net

Joan Bohmann, School Psychologist Coordinator JBohmann@washoeschools.net


South:
Sally Jost, Director Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net

Robert Weires, Director Psychological Services weirerc@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Audiology; Speech Pathology; Early Childhood Education;

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University, Las Vegas www.nova.edu

Nevada State College www.nsc.nevada.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

National Contact Information

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
www.asha.org

Nevada Speech-Language-Hearing Association
www.nvsha.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Suzanne Anthony, Coordinator of Speech & Audiology Services SAnthony@washoeschools.net

Christine Verre-Tierney, CCC-SLP cverre@washoeschools.net


South:
Regina E. Goings, Director of Speech & Audiology Services REGoings@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage Special Education Teacher
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Special Education; Human Development; Family Studies

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Community College of Southern Nevada: www.csn.edu

Great Basin College: www.gbcnv.edu

Nova Southeastern University, Las Vegas www.nova.edu

Touro University Nevada www.tun.touro.edu

Truckee Meadows Community College www.tmcc.edu

Western Nevada Community College www.wncc.nevada.edu

Nevada State College www.nsc.nevada.edu

University of Phoenix www.phoenix.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

National Contact Information

The Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

National Center for Special Education Personnel & Related Service Providers
www.personnelcenter.org

National Association of State Directors of Special Education www.nasdse.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Frank Sevaggio, Director WCSD

Carol Voss, Area Administrator WCSD CVoss@washoeschools.net


South:
Julie Kasper, Director CCSD jrkasper@interact.ccsd.net


Sally Jost, Director Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School Educational Audiologist
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Audiology; Speech Pathology

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu
(This educational facility offers a Masters degree in Audiology; a Doctorate degree (AuD) is required

National Contact Information

American Academy of Audiology www.audiology.org

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association www.asha.org

Educational Audiology Association www.edaud.org

Nevada Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.nvsha.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Suzanne Anthony, Coordinator of Speech & Audiology Services

Christine Verre-Tierney, CCC-SLP
CVerre@washoeschools.net


South:
Regina E. Goings, Director of Speech & Audiology Services
REGoings@interact.ccsd.net

Area of Shortage School Counselor
Majors Associated Majors/Minors

Counseling; Human Development; Family Studies; Social Work; Psychology; Sociology

Nevada's College/University Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University, Las Vegas www.nova.edu

University of Nevada, Las Vegas www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada, Reno www.unr.edu

National Contact Information

American Counseling Association www.counseling.org

American School Counselors Association www.schoolcounselors.org

Nevada School District Contact Information

North:
Kelly Jesch, Coordinator Elementary School Counselors kjesch@washoe.k12.nv.us

Katherine Loudon, Coordinator Guidance Counseling Services KLoudon@washoeschools.net

South:
Sally Jost, Director of Related Services sajost@interact.ccsd.net

Kim Boyle, Director of Guidance & Counseling kboyle@interact.ccsd.net