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North Las Vegas, NV 89030

The Shade Tree Leadership

Linda Perez

Linda C. Perez

Chief Executive Officer

Linda Perez has served as CEO of The Shade Tree since April 2019. In her role at The Shade Tree, Perez is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the 38,000 square foot shelter and organization, including client services and programming, finances, development and fundraising, staffing, community relations, and facility operations. 

Perez brings to the job more than two decades of leadership experience, including serving as executive director of St. Jude House in Crown Point, Indiana, a 24-hour shelter providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, along with their dependent children.

Perez has often been recognized for the difference she’s made in her communities and for lending a voice to women and children affected by domestic violence. In 2016, she was awarded Leaders as Heroes Award for non-profits by the South Shore Leadership Center. In 2018, she was named a finalist for the Up and Coming Most Influential Women in Nonprofits by Northwest Indiana’s Influential Women Association. In 2020, Perez was awarded the Las Vegas Humanitarian and Community Service award by the All Women Rock Conference. In 2021, she was nominated for Executive of the Year in the nonprofit category of the 31st Silver State Awards – Women Awards. Perez earned her MBA and a Bachelor of Science in marketing at Purdue University, Hammond, Indiana. Perez is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas 2021.

Jody Rice-Wagner

Jody Rice-Wagner

Director of Human Resources

Adrian Lungu

Adrian Lungu

Director of Finance

Isaiah Kelley

Isaiah Kelley

Director of Client Services

Tyra Mitchell

Tyra Mitchell

Director, Youth Programs & Family Services

Len Dejoria

Senior Manager Of Security And Operations

Jessica Shanley

Jessica Shanley

Executive Assistant to CEO
Human Trafficking Project Coordinator
Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force Representative

The Shade Tree Board of Trustees

Karyn Steenkamp

Karyn Steenkamp

Chairwoman
Caesars Entertainment

Travis Turner

Travis Turner

1st Vice Chair
Luxe 702

Christine Zack

Christine Zack

2nd Vice Chair
Fiore Industries

Francine Miller

Francine Miller

Treasurer
Layton Layton & Tobler LLP

Jenna Adams

Jenna Adams

Good Apple

Hilary Barrett

Hilary Barrett

Penn National Gaming

Macario Gallegos

Macario Gallegos

Seminole Hard Rock Support Services

Kevin James

Kevin James

Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Nadine Jones

Nadine Jones

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Linda Perez

Linda C. Perez

The Shade Tree

Indera Ramkarran

Indera Ramkarran

Cox Media

Amy Sances

Amy Sances

Greenspoon Marder

Drew Strozza

Drew Strozza

Resorts World

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