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President Elaine Wenger-Roesener

Elaine moved to Las Vegas 34 years ago after marrying her husband Dale. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Elaine was on staff at UCLA Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She worked in adult ICU and patient teaching in the Enterostomal Department. Upon moving to Las Vegas, she worked at Valley Hospital in ICU and founded and directed the Nevada Diabetes Center. After the birth of their first child, Elaine retired from nursing to raise their children. Over the past 25 years, Elaine has been involved in several charitable organizations. She served as Director and a Chairperson of the Nevada Community Foundation and remains an Emeritus Director. She also served on the board of Communities in Schools.

Currently, she serves on the board of Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation and Children’s Advocacy Alliance. She is a member of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy. In addition to her charitable work, Elaine is the President of the Queensridge Owner’s Association. Her educational background includes a Diploma in Nursing from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, BA’s in Philosophy and Political Science and a MPA from Loyoal Marymount University. Elaine’s philanthropic work is grounded in her belief that every person can create a better community one step at a time, one day at a time. Any donation of time, goods, services and/or money all help effect change and build a better community. The focus of the Roesener Family Fund is children’s issues.