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 2018/2019 Board of Directors
Maggie Allred, SPHR, 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. Currently, she holds the position of HR Consultant at AECIndustryPro..com
"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 Development, Scholarships, and Alumni Relations 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."
Ilene Graney, Director
Ilene moved to Las Vegas in 2013 after 28 years in Southern California, where she had a career as an executive and then consultant in high tech marketing and business management and then a second career as a Pilates instructor and wellness coach for seniors. She volunteered for and served on boards of several nonprofit organizations in California.
When she relocated one of her neighbors was a member of Impact Las Vegas. After attending one of their information socials, Ilene was hooked and recruited three other neighbors/friends and they pooled their money and shared a membership. Today Ilene is a full member and she continues to recruit new group and full members each year.
“I had never heard of a giving circle until I was introduced to Impact Las Vegas. This format perfectly suited my desire to learn about the non-profit needs in the Las Vegas Valley and how I could make a direct impact. The added bonus that I didn’t anticipate was the interesting, diverse and talented women I have met and who have become my friends.”
Lorie Katz, Director
Lorie and her husband Frank moved to Henderson in 2001 from Lake Sherwood, CA. She is a retired attorney having interned 1st at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and then at the Ventura County District Attorney’s office. After a stint in private practice, she went back to school for an additional two years and received my certificate from Pepperdine University in Dispute Resolution. She helped found and start the dispute resolution program in the Ventura Court system. She is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and American and Nevada Mensa.
"I joined IMPACT to help make a difference. Frank and I donate to several charities, both in the U.S. and abroad, but we rarely know exactly what our money is being used for. This wonderful organization gives me (us) the opportunity to make a difference in Southern Nevada and also have a say in what our money is being used for. The added plus is meeting and associating with very bright, motivated women who also value making a difference."
Wendy Waite, Director
Wendy has been a resource development consultant for non-profit organizations for the past 15 years, bringing in multi-millions of dollars to local organizations, and has worked in the non-profit sector for 35 years. She has held multiple management and administrative positions at such organizations as Park Ridge Youth Campus in Chicago, Illinois; Utah Youth Village in Salt Lake City, Utah; Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska and Las Vegas; and Olive Crest Foster Family Agency in Las Vegas. Wendy holds an M.A. Degree in Human Development from the University of Kansas. She has served on several Boards including ALS of Nevada, HopeLink, and the CASA Foundation, earning the President’s Award from the latter.
Maureen Romito, Executive Director & 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."