We keep our overhead costs low by using volunteer members to manage the organization. We have no paid staff. Members have the choice to become actively involved in a committee or as a board member. Our volunteer members have a strong commitment to helping our organization succeed.
Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The all-volunteer board members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.
FY 2017/2018 Board of Directors
Maureen Romito, President & Founder
After more than three decades of executive-level human resources experience developing and leading local, regional and corporate HR teams for organizations in the banking, manufacturing, and outsourced call center services industries, Maureen retired and chose to give back to the community she has called home for more than 30 years by founding Impact Las Vegas.
Married to her high-school sweetheart, Rick, Maureen is excited about the unique philanthropic opportunity Impact Las Vegas provides women to have a transformational impact on local, worthy causes.
"I joined Impact Las Vegas because I love that I can make a much bigger difference with my charitable giving than I can do on my own AND I get to see exactly how 100% of my donation is being used to improve our community."
Maggie Allred, SPHR, Vice President
Born and raised in Connecticut, Maggie is one of 9 children, her husband Scott is the oldest of 6, and they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Family, needless to say, is a big focus of their lives along with camping, cruising, and travel of any sort. Maggie has currently walked a half marathon in 20 states, working towards her goal of finishing one in all fifty states.
A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Maggie has worked in this capacity for several companies in Southern Nevada, most recently for Creel Printing as Director of Human Resources.
"Being a part of Impact Las Vegas allows me to leverage my $1,000 donation into several thousand dollars a year. I also appreciate being able to personally select the nonprofit organization, the specific program and then track how the money is spent."
Brenda Griego, CFRE, Secretary
Brenda began her development career in 1992 at her alma mater, Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She earned her CFRE credential in 1998, and moved to Las Vegas in 1999. She feels honored to have worked for great Southern Nevada organizations and businesses like the UNLV Foundation, Caesars Entertainment, and now as Director of Alumni Relations & Institutional Development for Roseman University of Health Sciences. A mom to two who is married to David Griego, Brenda is proud to make a difference in our community through her membership in Impact Las Vegas.
"I joined Impact Las Vegas because I wanted to multiply the impact of my personal giving and to learn more about the philanthropic needs in our community. Impact Las Vegas has done both of those things for me, as well as fostering new friendships with wonderful, dynamic women who share my values and commitment to making Southern Nevada stronger."
Rita McCusker, Treasurer
A seasoned professional with a broad base of skills and experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Rita has held leadership positions in a variety of nonprofit, consulting and banking organizations. Currently serving as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Bank of Nevada, Rita has a BS Degree in Finance and an MBA in International Business. Rita moved with her husband, Joe, from Denver, CO to Las Vegas three and a half years ago and she has already made a difference in our community most recently by serving as Financial Manager at Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and now as a board member with Impact Las Vegas.
"I learned about Impact Las Vegas as a grant seeker, but was immediately impressed with the mission of the organization as a philanthropist. Being new to Las Vegas, I was looking for ways to learn about the needs in our community and how to get engaged. Impact Las Vegas was the perfect fit – a chance to learn about the challenges facing our community from the experts – the organizations serving those in need – and the opportunity to leverage my limited resources by pooling them with other engaged women to make an impact where we live, work and play. I feel so lucky to have discovered this amazing group of women."
-- Rita McCusker
Rebecca MacDonald, Director
Currently Senior Vice President & Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo, Becky is the market leader for the bank’s Wealth Management team in Las Vegas and has over 17 years of experience in the Banking & Financial Services Industry with an emphasis in client relationship management, people development and investment services. Becky spent more than 11 years with Bank of the West both in Las Vegas and her hometown of Casper, Wyoming. She previously served in the position of the Northeast Wyoming area manager and is now responsible for managing a portfolio of clients, maximizing client engagement by assessing and identifying clients’ financial needs and providing a wide array of wealth advice.
An avid runner, Becky is actively involved in our community including Las Vegas West Rotary Club and Junior Achievement. She serves as a board member for several area organizations, such as Impact Las Vegas, Girls on the Run, and Candellighter’s and is the President-Elect for the Women’s Club of Summerlin.
Married to Mike MacDonald, Becky is Mom to two young children, a boy and girl.