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Academic Health Specialist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dr. Gillian Barclay is health care industry specialist in the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. In this role, she serves as the lead expert for health sector expansion and investments for economic development in the state. Previously she was vice president of the Aetna Foundation where she led the development and execution of the foundation’s national and international strategies and funding investments. Prior to joining the Aetna Foundation, Dr. Barclay was adviser for health systems strengthening at the Regional Office of the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization. There, she worked with governments, policymakers and other stakeholders on strategic approaches to improve health, human and economic development in low and middle-income countries. Previously, she was the evaluation manager for health programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,where she was responsible for the impact of the foundation’s investments in health.
Dr. Barclay is a recognized expert in policy, health and human development in the United States and low and middle-income countries. She is a member of expert round tables at the National Academy of Medicine, under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and has taught at the University of Nevada, the Harvard School of Public Health and the City University of New York. She has also conducted research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Channing Laboratory and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Barclay holds a doctorate in public health from Harvard University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. Her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree was earned at the University of Detroit Mercy, and she completed her practice residency at New York Hospital in Queens, New York.
Professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
Fred Lokken is dean of WebCollege and a tenured professor of political science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. He served as chair of the Nevada Distance Education Directors Group for seven years and has been a board member of the Instructional Technology Council (ITC)—an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) since 2003. He also served as chair-elect, chair and past-chair of the ITC. Lokken also currently serves as chair of the Coalition of Affiliated Councils (COAC) of the AACC. He has been a member of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) National Academic Integrity Task force for the past two years. He received a B.S. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a master’s in political science from Washington State University, and completed coursework in political science toward a doctorate from the University of British Columbia.
Chancellor, Nevada System of Higher Education
In 2017, Chancellor Dr. Thom Reilly was appointed chief executive officer for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) by its Board of Regents. He supervises eight NSHE presidents, ensures Board of Regents policies are implemented systemwide, and is system liaison with the governor, state legislators, and other public officials and community leaders. Prior to his NSHE tenure, he was director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, where he also was a professor in the School of Public Affairs. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and professor emeritus at San Diego State University. He previously served five years as county manager for Clark County and was vice chancellor of the NSHE Health Sciences System.
Reilly has served as managing principal of The Reilly Group, a management consulting firm, and as former vice president of social responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, Inc. He has held senior administrative positions with the State of Nevada and was a director and professor for the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. Reilly has authored numerous works on public pay and benefits, governance, HIV, and child welfare.; a complete list of his publications and his detailed CV can be found at www.thomreillypublications.com. He received his master’s and doctorate of public administration from the University of Southern California, his master of social work at Arizona State University, and his bachelor in social work from the University of Memphis.
Senator, Nevada State Legislature
Assemblywoman, Nevada State Legislature
Assemblywoman, Nevada State Assembly
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