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Board of Advisors

Ex officio:

Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, D.D., J.C.D.
Bishop of Las Vegas

Saint Therese Center Staff

Father Joseph I. O’Brien, O.P.
Executive Director – Saint Therese Center
AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Las Vegas (AIM)
National Association People living with AIDS

Brother Frederick Narberes, O.P., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Assistant to the Director – Case Management
Chairman Discipline & Grievance Committee
Member of the AIDS Retreat Team

Members of the Board

Reverend Father John T. Assalone
Pastor Saint Francis Assisi Parish
Diocese of Las Vegas Priest

Michael Caprio
Caprio Media Design Publicist

Sharon Carelli
Face to Face Ministry
Member of Christ The King Catholic Community

Don Carrier
Co-Editor Bingo Bugle
Member of Christ the King Catholic Community

Michael Edmiston
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Director & Treasurer LVPPACE
Member Discipline & Grievance Committee
Member of Circle of Roses Dinner Committee

Shelly Eschker
District Coordinator – Impress Office Max
Member of Circle of Roses Dinner Committee

Andy Hrycyszyn, CRS, GRI
President of Board of Advisors
Member of Circle of Roses Dinner Committee

Zia Kahn, M.D.
Cardiovascular Associates

Reverend Father Michael Karagiozis, D.O. M.B.A.
American Academy of HIV Medicine
HIV Advisor to the Saint Therese Center

Christina Lazzaro
Person Living with AIDS HIV+ Mother of HIV+ Son

John Pyne
Retired School Administrator

Carmen Munoz
Caregiver of HIV+ Mother (RIP)
Member of Circle of Roses Dinner Committee
Coordinator of Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive

Marlene Richter L.S.W.
Shade Tree – Executive Director
Member of Circle of Roses Dinner Committee

Edwina Sands
Person Living with AIDS
Member Retreat Team – Truck Driver

Jennifer Yee
Full Time Mom
Member of the Circle of Roses Committee

David Brown
Person Living with AIDS
Assistant to Executive Director - Landscape Artist
Member of Retreat Team, Circle of Roses, Speaker

For additional information, please visit us:

  • Internet: www.sainttheresecenter.org
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaintThereseCenter
  • Twitter: @StThereseCenter

Or contact us:

  • Postal Mail: P.O. Box 90625, Henderson, NV 89009-0625
  • Email: aidsproject@dioceseoflasvegas.org
  • Telephone: (702) 564-4224