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The Children’s Cabinet Announces Three New Board of Trustee Members

The Children’s Cabinet is pleased to announce Elizabeth Florez, Mariluz Garcia, and Eathan O’Bryant as new Board of Trustee members.

“We are excited to welcome Liz, Mariluz, and Eathan to our board,” said Kim Young, Executive Director of The Children’s Cabinet. “They all bring special talents, unique backgrounds and wonderful perspectives to our board. We look forward to their involvement and appreciate their commitment and dedication to issues facing children and families.”

Currently, the Director for the Washoe County Juvenile Services, Florez has worked in multiple positions within her organization, starting as an On-Call Youth Advisor in 1994. She earned her Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002. Florez is presently a member of the Nevada Association of Juvenile Justice Administrators and previously was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Juvenile Justice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Think Tank, Safe & Healthy Homes, and Nevada Hispanic Services.

“I am interested in serving on the board because its mission aligns with that of the agency I serve,” said Florez. “Having worked with youth and families for over 27 years, with the mission of protecting the community while providing rehabilitative opportunities for youth, I believe I can assist the board.”

Dr. Mariluz Garcia is a school counselor for the Washoe County School District and has served as the Director of the Dean’s Future Scholars program at the University of Nevada, Reno for ten years. She earned her Ph.D. in Equity & Diversity in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, and formerly held positions with AmeriCorps as a volunteer in Colorado, Dilworth STEM Academy as a middle school counselor, and Glenn Duncan STEM Academy as an elementary school counselor.

“As a school counselor, The Children’s Cabinet has always been a go-to referral for the students and parents that I serve,” said Dr. Garcia. “I am excited for the opportunity to give back to this amazing organization.”

O’Bryant is the Executive Director of Nevada Basketball Academy. He played at Dixie Junior College in St. George Utah and earned his Associate of Science Degree. He also played for the University of Nevada, Reno. After leaving Nevada, he played in Europe as MVP of his League in Slovakia. He is a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters and traveled the world as a player, coach, advanced ambassador. In December of 2011, he was appointed by former Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers. He also holds board positions with Nevada Military Support Alliance, State of Nevada Physical Therapy Board, Hometown Health Management Company, and the National Basketball Retired Players Association.

“I have always admired the wonderful work and services the Children’s Cabinet provides to families in need,” said O’Bryant.

For more information about The Children’s Cabinet, please visit www.childrenscabinet.org.

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