Raymond Wilmer is an Assistant Vice President, Client Sales and Service Officer II with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. In addition to logistical and administrative duties, he is also the primary point of contact for all client service related activities. Raymond has been an active community volunteer for numerous years. He currently serves as the founding Co-Chair of the Las Vegas chapter of Bank of America's LGBTQ Pride Associate Affinity Group and works with the Human Rights Campaign Las Vegas Chapter and the Fundraising Committee for Child Focus. He is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
Originally from Mexico, Raul Daniels has lived in Las Vegas for than two decades and considers himself a native. Raul is currently the Director of Sales for 9Group inside the Palms Casino Resort, responsible for planning corporate events, social and charity galas, weddings, and concerts. He is very passionate about what he does, as it allows him to live a balanced life and challenges him every day to utilize his creative skills, food and wine knowledge, customer service experience and, most importantly, contribute back to his community. Raul first came to The Center in 1996 becoming a member of The Center's Youth Group at age 16. He attributes his life’s path and values to the vast influence the Youth Group had on his early years. Raul attended UNLV and Florida International University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and an Associate’s Degree in French. Raul and his partner, Ace Ramos, are planning their wedding and looking forward to starting a family within the next year. Together, they are Federal Club Members of HRC, volunteers at AFAN and Street Teens, and dedicated to supporting the arts in Las Vegas.
Gregg is the founding partner of Kamer Zucker Abbott, a firm which enjoys a reputation for excellence among judges, lawyers, and the public since its inception in 1986. Gregg began his career in 1980 working for the National Labor Relations Board for two years in Washington, D.C., and as a trial attorney for one year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subsequently, he was Labor Counsel for the Nevada Resort Association until 1986. From 1982 until 1991, he served as adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1991 until 2000. Gregg served on the Nevada Bar Attorney Disciplinary Committee from 1990-1999. He has been a Master of the American Inn of Court since 1995. From 2006 to 2010, he served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar or Nevada. In 2008, Gregg was chosen to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court Commission to Amend the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct. Gregg also serves as a Mediator and Neutral Arbitrator. He is currently a panel arbitrator and mediator for the Mountain States Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association. He has served on a variety of American Arbitration Association panels as a mediator and arbitrator since 1992. Gregg is listed in BEST LAWYERS® since 1989 and was named BEST LAWYERS' 2010 Las Vegas Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year. He has also been recognized by CHAMBERS USA every year since 2003. He is a frequent guest speaker at university lectures, management training programs and labor and employment seminars. Gregg lives in Henderson, Nevada with his wife, Helen, and their boisterous pack of rescue dogs and cats. He spends his free time enjoying chess, books, music, movies, and art.
Arron Benson is a Marketing Database Manager with Caesars Entertainment. He also serves on the board of EQUAL at Caesars Entertainment, a business resource group for LGBTQ employees and their allies, which focuses on community support, team member development and raising awareness of LGBTQ issues. Prior to joining Caesars Entertainment, Arron was a Marketing Program Manager and chairperson of PRIDE at Wells Fargo. Arron holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Regis University. In 2000 he relocated from southern California to Henderson where he now resides with his partner, John Constantino, and their two sons.
For Charles Béraud, volunteerism is genetic. His mother set the best example possible in being involved in the community throughout her entire life. "I was born in a country where there were little to no possibilities, immigrated to a country where everything is possible. This great fortune comes with the responsibility to give back to the community that has welcomed me," she would say. In addition, she instilled in Charles the notion that "everything we have in life comes at the very root of it all from a most random of lotteries, to be born of the parents we are born of, in the country we are born in." While his mother influenced the organizations for which he began volunteering (Retirement Facilities and Accueil Parrainage Outaouais) in Canada, Charles set out on his own volunteerism path at the age of 17, becoming involved in politics, AIDS charities and Pride organizations. In Ottawa, he served on the Pride organization committee and assisted with the AIDS Walk post-walk celebration and show. In Toronto, he helped with the Out of the Cold Program, AIDS Committee of Toronto's annual Dancers for Life gala, and several election campaigns. In Montreal, he was involved with the Robin des Bois Restaurant, Jean-François Thibault election campaign, E=MC2 event and Image+Nation Festival. And most recently, in Las Vegas, Charles has served on the Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee and The Center's Honorarium and ARTrageous committees, not to mention his heavy involvement in RagTag Entertainment, a nonprofit performance troupe. Charles has worked as the Public Affairs Coordinator, Global Citizenship Service, for Cirque du Soleil since 2005, in both Montreal and Las Vegas.
Mary F. Chapman
Mary F. Chapman obtained her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL in 1998. Her legal experience includes a judicial internship with the Honorable Elizabeth Kovachevich, Chief Judge for the Middle District of Florida; an internship as an investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission; and work as a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, Civil Division for the Middle District of Florida and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Legal Department. In addition, immediately prior to opening her own law practice, Ms. Chapman was an associate attorney with the law firm of Kirshman and Harris, P.C. Prior to receiving her law degree, she spent ten years as a law enforcement officer with the University of South Florida Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Ms. Chapman has been admitted to the State Bars of Nevada (1998) and California (1999) and has been admitted to practice before many federal courts, including the United States Circuit Court, Ninth Circuit (1999), the United States District Court, District of Nevada (1998), and the United States District Court, Central District of California. She practices in the areas of employment law (plaintiff and defense), ERISA, corporate law, business formation and litigation, wills, trusts, and general civil litigation and appeals. Additionally, Ms. Chapman actively participates in employment law seminars and in-house corporate training programs.
Patrick C. Duffy
Patrick C. Duffy, Chief Experience Officer for Diamond Resorts International, is a recognized leader in optimizing the relationship and interaction between an organization's team members and its customers, both internal and external, through the development and implementation of measureable processes at key customer moments of truth resulting in increased customer satisfaction and return on investment. His programs create a heightened sense of customer focus and urgency by building on best practices to provide priceless customer service. While the entire field of managing customer experiences is often regarded as an intangible “art”, Patrick has developed and implemented quantitative measurement tools at each stage of the process to enable benchmarking along key performance variables. Patrick has become a fixture of philanthropy in the Las Vegas Community. Over the years, he has participated in building the Las Vegas Art Museum’s (LVAM) permanent collection with a significant gift from his personal art collection. Patrick’s involvement as a Board member with LVAM helped to create their vision, mission and value statement. His keen eye for museum quality art has been written about extensively and is reflected in the Goodman-Duffy Collection; of which documentation will be part of the Smithsonian Institute, Archives of American Art. Currently, Patrick also serves on the Board of Directors with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Opportunity Village, Las Vegas Art Museum, with UNLV Galleries..and The Neon Museum.
Milo Miloscia grew up part of a big Italian family in New York. In 1990 he moved to Florida for college and in 1996 to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving he was hired to work for famed Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (best known as producer of Rosemary's Baby, The Godfather, and Chinatown). This was an incredible & somewhat surreal time…watching movies weekly with Jack Nicholson & Warren Beatty and listening to stories by some of the best story tellers of all time. It was also during this time that he came out of the closet. He stayed with Mr. Evans until September 1999, when he started a 12+ year long relationship with The Andrew Hewitt Company as Senior Vice President. The company is one of the most successful and long-lived independent promoting companies in the United States. As exclusive promoters at The Hollywood Bowl, he was able to bring the best of today’s pop & rock icons including artists like Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Radiohead, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Luciano Pavarotti, Sting and Roger Waters to the stage. In Las Vegas a new business model was created by producing stadium and arena shows in small 2,000 capacity spaces hosting such music icons as The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, The Who, Billy Joel, David Bowie and Metallica. This started with The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and continued on the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. In 2012 the company sold to Live Nation Entertainment, the largest live entertainment company in the world. In December 1999, he met his partner John Nelson and together they moved to Las Vegas in November of 2003. Together they are happy to support AFAN, The Animal Foundation, Charity: Water, GLAAD, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, HRC Foundation, Kiva, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Mama's Kitchen, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Point Foundation, The Smith Center, Trevor Project, and, of course, The Center. They also share a love for travel, art, architecture and their 3 dogs. Life is good.
David is a 42-year resident of Las Vegas. Born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, David came to Nevada with the U.S. Air Force in 1968. While serving at Nellis A.F.B., he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Following his military service, David worked for 27 years in local government finance and administration, including Assistant Director for the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission and Director of the Office of Budget and Management for the City of Las Vegas. In 1996, David was elected to the Nevada Legislature where he has served for fourteen years - twelve years as an Assemblyman and two years as a Senator. While serving in the legislature, David has been the author of a number of pieces of equality legislation, including employment nondiscrimination and domestic partnership recognition. In addition to his elective office, David has served on many boards, commissions, task forces and citizen committees as well as participating in numerous nonprofit organizations and community causes. David lives in Las Vegas with his partner of three years.
Stephanie Rosol joined the Board of Directors in May 2010 and she served a two-year term as President from January 2011 to December 2012. As the current Chair of the Board Development Committee, Stephanie relies on her extensive experience in human resources, leadership development and executive coaching, to serve both the center staff and board as The Center expands its presence in, and promise to, the Southern Nevada LGBTQ community. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in Human and Community Sciences and a graduate degree from the University of San Diego in Executive Leadership.
Jon Sparer is a founding partner of the Las Vegas-based architecture firm YWS Architects. He brings more than thirty years of design experience to the drawing board, offering extensive knowledge in developing comprehensive architectural design plans for clients of all types and sizes. Jon's vision for architectural brilliance, along with his licenses in eight states — which include Nevada, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Kansas, and Pennsylvania — establish him as a trendsetter in the design-build industry on a local, regional, and national level. Prior to YWS Architects, Jon spent nineteen years at a Las Vegas-based design-build firm — ten of which as vice president of architecture. His responsibilities included direct design supervision for several of the world's premier resort-casinos such as the Bellagio and Mirage Hotels in Las Vegas; and the Borgata in Atlantic City. Jon received his education from the University of Oxford, England and graduated from Ohio State University in 1977. Jon is a member of The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Additionally, he has served as a trustee on the board of the Lied Discovery Children's Museum for more than ten years.
Lydia Toscano-Corbett, who was raised in Las Vegas, has been in the insurance industry for more than ten years and with Liberty Mutual since November 2008. She and her husband, Nevada State Board of Education Member Stavan Corbett, are both actively involved in our community and enjoy exposing their three children to volunteering opportunities. A Mexican-American fluent in Spanish, she is also involved with the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce and the Urban Chamber of Las Vegas.