REMSA Board of Directors
REMSA is governed by a seven-member volunteer board of directors comprised of regional hospital leadership as well as other regional professionals including an attorney, a CPA, and community member. REMSA has strong oversight from the Board of Directors, the Washoe County District Board of Health, the EMS Advisory Board, and the State of Nevada EMS Division.
Tim Nelson, CPA
Tim Nelson is President of Evans, Nelson & Company, CPAs, an accounting, tax and business advisory firm located in Northern Nevada. Tim has a wide variety of experience, having worked as an executive in the high technology, food distribution and private equity industries, along with his many years in public accounting. Tim brings a fun and energetic aspect to the normally boring but vitally important subject of numbers and finances. He has served on the REMSA Board since January 2015.
Shirley Folkins- Roberts, JD
Development Manager, Panattoni Development Company
Shirley Folkins-Roberts earned her Juris Doctor from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. She became a member of the California Bar in 1993 and the Nevada Bar in 2010. In her role with Panattoni Development, Shirley is responsible for procurement and management of commercial real estate projects including land entitlement, procurement of financing, oversight of construction and leasing or sale. Shirley also manages the company’s legal team during asset transactions and oversees marketing efforts and events to promote new development projects among potential tenants and the brokerage community. Shirley is a co-founder of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), formerly the Keaton Raphael Memorial.
Erik Olson, MHA
CEO, Renown Regional Medical Center
With 15 years in healthcare, Erik joined Renown following previous executive leadership roles as Chief Operating Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer and most recently as Regional Vice President of Operations of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Erik’s experience provides him a strong background in not-for-profit healthcare and expanding services beyond simply caring for illness and injury to improve the overall health and well-being of the community – a centerpiece of Renown Health’s mission. Additionally, Erik excels in building physician relationships as well as developing and redesigning care to match resident needs.
Erik received his Master of Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served our country in the Army National Guard for eight years.
Melanie Flores, MSW
Assistant Field Education Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno
Melanie Flores, MSW is the Assistant Field Education Coordinator with the Nevada Public Health Training Center within the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. In her role with the School of Community Health, Flores has focused in the field of chronic disease and HIV/AIDS. She teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno within the School of Community Health Sciences. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University – San Bernadino. Flores is a founding member of the Nevada Public Health Alliance for Safety Access which put forth two major pieces of health policy legislation in Nevada related to syringe services programs and naloxone access to prevent opioid overdose deaths. Flores was selected as the Washoe County District Board of Health appointee.
Louis Test, Esq.
Serving Nevada since 1974, Louis is a shareholder for Hoffman and Test law. His background serving multiple associations & memberships in Reno helps bring knowledge to the healthcare industry. Prior to Hoffman and Test, Louis served as the Reno City Attorney, from 1979-1983, he is State Bar certified in Nevada and California.