NYEP is an expert in providing relevant and effective services to homeless teens in need of support to become self sufficient. NYEP is having a great positive impact on the community it serves. Our Board of Directors have an active and central role in developing resources and carving the path to support the work that we do.
A primary role of the Board of Directors is to participate in fundraising activities, individually and as a group. The board also governs finances, develops important policies, and makes major decisions for the organization. NYEP holds Board Meetings the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30.
If you are interested in joining the NYEP Board, we ask that you review our Board Member Job Descriptions, and complete a Board Member Application here. You will be contacted within five business days of receiving your completed application to discuss any open board positions, as well as next steps. Please feel free to contact us here is you have any questions.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of professional, passionate, and talented individuals that support our mission and devote their time, resources and talents to be actively involved serving our cause.
Hillary Schieve, President
Owner, Plato’s Closet & Clothes Mentor
Reno City Councilwoman
Member Since 2008.
Hillary is a founding member of the Midtown Merchants Association and currently owns and operates Plato’s Closet. Hillary is also on the Reno City Council. She was a professional figure skater and coach for the Dorothy Hammil Skating Centers. Hillary founded the world’s largest online organ donor card program and is a prominent activist for organ donor awareness. She has worked with the Virginia Street Lighting Project and with Brian Boitano’s Youth Skate Program, teaching sick kids to skate.
EJ Maldanado, Vice President
Western Nevada Regional Drug Courts Coordinator
Member since 2008.
Beth Heinrichs, Secretary
Senior Account ExecutiveFOX 11 KRXI | my21 KAME TV | METV | RTV | foxreno.com
Member since 2012.
Beth Heinrichs holds more than 10 years of experience in the marketing industry, including expertise in the fields of advertising, account sales, public relations and event planning. She was with COX Media Group (CMG) for nearly eight years. At SBG, she manages key accounts for both broadcast and digital media sales. As a senior account executive at FOX 11 and My21 TV in Reno, Beth successfully cultivates and maintains client relations with local direct, local agency, regional and national business. Her key objectives are achieving top share growth within revenue-generating categories, and creating & implementing local sales initiatives to generate new business and increase overall market share. Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.Outside of work, Beth is involved with the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador, as well as a participant in 2012 Leadership – Reno Sparks. She also serves on the NYEP Board of Directors as Secretary, and is on the Fundraising Committee. Serving on the board for Nevada Youth Empowerment Project has enriched her in many ways. Her favorite part of NYEP is working with a key group of community-minded individuals who all have one common goal – helping young women who, in many cases, don’t have the support system in place to help themselves. She loves to get involved on a more intimate level – bringing community leaders in to connect face-to-face with these young women. This ultimately encourages and fosters growth within both parties and helps cultivate active and productive community leaders in these youth!
Charla Honey, Treasurer
Engineering Manager, City of Reno
Member since 2008.
Charla Honey initially joined the City of Reno Public Works Department in 1995. She is a professional civil engineer and is currently heading the Engineering Division which is responsible for the planning and implementation of all street, sewer, facilities, parks and other municipal capital projects for the City of Reno.Prior to joining the City of Reno, Charla graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering. Charla was raised in Carson City and appreciates all the outdoor recreation and cultural opportunities that the Reno area has to offer.In 1995, Charla adopted a special needs child who had been in foster care for several years. She has continued interest in the welfare of foster children and likes to volunteer for programs that serve disadvantaged youth.
Marilyn York, Member
Family Law Attorney, Marilyn D. York Inc.
Member since 2012.
Marilyn D. York, is the owner and sole proprietor of one of the largest Family Law Firms in Reno Nevada. She opened her firm in 2001 and presently has ten employees. The firm specializes in family law with an emphasis on men’s rights. Marilyn carefully chose her career because of her passion for families, children and relationships. Despite her emphasis on male clientele, Marilyn has deep compassion for women and children in need.Finding NYEP was the perfect outlet to channel her compassion and energy towards helping female youth who need assistance to transition into self sufficiency. She is a proud member of the Board, which is comprised of very qualified and credentialed professionals who bring a unique diversity to this small but mighty charity. Marilyn is presently facilitating a pass-through donation program within her own firm, whereby $50.00 from the fee paid to her firm, for each new client consultation. In just two months, that pass-through donation program has generated $1,500 for NYEP. She looks forward to continuing to support this charity and is so grateful to her clients for their generous pass-through donations.It was because of the “Top 20 under 40″ awards that Marilyn was fortunate enough to meet the director and founder of NYEP, Monica DuPea. She is so proud to be a part of this beautiful charity and hopes to be a part of it’s future, growth and continued success. It is through time and monitory donations from generous and self-less people like we have in our community, that this charity is even possible.