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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

Executive Director, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

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. Shirley co-founded of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), formerly the Keaton Raphael Memorial. The organization focuses on enhancing the quality of life for children with cancer through compassionate support programs and financial assistance. 


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.


Tiffany Coury, MBA

CEO, Saint Mary’s Health Network

Tiffany Coury, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Mary’s Health Network, has over 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry where she’s demonstrated a strong ability to develop and lead high-performing teams towards national recognition.

Tiffany is active in the Reno/Sparks community and passionate about population and community health. She has worked with Washoe County and other local partners to help find solutions to the many population health challenges. She is also involved in the American Heart Association and the Nevada Physician Wellness Coalition.

Tiffany was the Go Red for Women Chair for the American Heart Association in 2019. She was the Healthcare Heroes Administrator of the Year in 2018 and a Women of Achievement Honoree in 2013.

Prior to joining Saint Mary’s Health Network, Tiffany served as Northern Nevada Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer in Sparks, NV. She received her Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Central Florida.


Jason Madsen, MBA/MHA

CFO, Northern Nevada Medical Center

Jason M. Madsen is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Northern Nevada Medical Center. Most recently, Jason served as the Associate Administrator at Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS). In this role, he was responsible for quality improvement initiatives, the expansion of core service lines and identifying new programs to support NWTHS’ development. Prior to this, he served as the Administrator of Vascular and Plastic Surgery for the Baylor College of Medicine. Earlier in his career, he worked in a number of healthcare roles in hospital and outpatient clinic operations, business development, budgeting and financial analysis, and physician relations.

Jason earned his Master’s degree in Business and Healthcare Administration from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Additionally, he received his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.


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