Who We Are
Team & Board
Jana came to Nevada to serve as the Superintendent-in-residence of the Nevada State Achievement School District. Prior to that, Jana split her time between Philadelphia, PA and Memphis, TN. She served as both the Chief Program Officer and the Executive Director for Memphis Scholars, for Charter Management Organization Scholar Academies (now DC Scholars Community Schools, Philly Scholars & Memphis Scholars).
Tam was born and raised in southern California where she earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside. She began her education career through Teach For America in Washington D.C. as a middle school math teacher where she earned her Master’s of Arts in Teaching.
Davenia is a UNLV graduate and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Health. Being a product of CCSD, she always knew that she always wanted to give back to the school district and use her strengths to help their students. She would do so through volunteering with Mojave HS, from which she graduated, helping with coaching their Freshman volleyball team, acting as a mentor for students and even guest-speaking in classrooms about preparing oneself for college and life after high school.
Jacob moved to Las Vegas from his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana in the Summer of 2019. Prior to moving, Jacob worked for seven years in local news for Nexstar Broadcasting. During this time, he also earned his master’s degree in Instructional Design from Indiana State University.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Anthony is a second generation Nevadan. He previously headed the ACLU of Nevada’s Smart Justice campaign, educating the public about criminal justice reform issues. Prior to that he worked as an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Domingo Garcia in Houston, TX.
Prior to working at Opportunity 180, Julie was a high school principal at a charter school in Massachusetts. She developed strategic initiatives to incorporate social emotional learning into the school’s curriculum, worked to improve how the school communicates and involves families in student progress, and developed a teacher pathway towards leadership to uplift teacher voice in spaces where decisions are made.
Ray was born in Henderson, but grew up in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He moved back to Las Vegas to attend UNLV and got his degree in Physical Education with a Minor in Athletic Coaching. After graduating, he accepted a full time job with the YMCA.
Program Manager, Good Data and Good Governance
Noelle moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in Spring of 2015. Prior to moving, Noelle was the Membership Coordinator for Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, CA, where she focused the program’s lens on cultivating member relations and planning unique immersive events.
Greta has called Las Vegas home for more than 25 years, but originally hails from the East Coast. She previously worked with the Vegas Chamber, connecting members and the community through unique experiences, programming, and outreach.
Chief Executive Officer
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Director of Educator Preparation – College of Education
Las Vegas Raiders
Vice President of Government Relations
K. Nicholas Portz
Phelps Prescott Group, LLC
Chairman & CEO
Angela Torres Castro
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Deputy Chief Executive Officer