Molly Walt, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Walt joined RSVP as the CEO in December 2020 where she is responsible for the overall strategic, fiscal, government and community relations, and operational responsibility of the RSVP organization. Ms. Walt has experience working with nonprofit and public organizations. Most recently, Ms. Walt served as the Executive Director of the Nevada Commission for Women. During her tenure she oversaw the successful implementation of a number of statewide celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of Women achieving the right to vote. She has been very involved in community initiatives and activities including serving on Carson City and Reno boards and commissions; and is skilled in government affairs, grant writing, fundraising, event planning, and media relations. Ms. Walt has resided in Carson City for 26 years with her husband and family. Ms. Walt holds a Master of Leadership & Supervision (M.A.Ed.), BS in Elementary Education, Paralegal degree, and is a member of the Douglas County TRIAD Executive Board. Ms. Walt is committed and enthused to lead staff in accomplishing the mission of RSVP, providing lifesaving volunteer programs that help seniors maintain their dignity, self-respect and independence.
Lora Myles, Attorney
Lora E. Myles, Esq., was raised in Reno, and received graduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, and Vermont Law School. She has traveled to every town in Nevada north of the nuclear zone. She is a caregiver, having cared for grandmothers, an aunt, uncles, and her father. Lora has been the attorney for the Carson and Rural Elder Law Program for over 20 years. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Guardianship Association. Lora has written or co-written several pieces of legislation which are now Nevada law, including revisions to the Public Guardian and Public Administrator statute, the Guardianship statute, the Power of Attorney statutes, and the statutes protecting cemetaries.
Maria Macias, Fiscal & Operations Manager
Maria (Carrillo) Macias joined RSVP in April 2021 as the Fiscal & Operations Manager. Maria graduated from Morrison University, Reno, Nevada with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She is a Certified Notary Public in the State of Nevada and is Fluent in English and Spanish. Maria has spent the past 15 years working in specialized areas of Accounting and Grants Management for reputable entities including the City of Reno and Access to Healthcare Network, where she monitored and ensured compliance with government grant requirements, account reconciliation, payroll processing and general accounting functions. Maria brings a high level of professionalism and positive outlook to her position and looks forward to helping RSVP with its financial and operational systems to sustain RSVP’s high- quality services and programs.
Sandy Severance, Program Director
Sandy Severance joined RSVP as their Program Director in February 2017. At RSVP, Sandy supports the organization’s direct service and community service programs. Prior to her work with RSVP, Sandy worked as a Consultant in Nairobi, Kenya as a grant writer for renewable energy projects across the continent and served as Executive Director for two nonprofits in Pueblo, Colorado, NeighborWorks of Pueblo and the Pueblo Human Relations Commission. Sandy has also worked with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation as their Development Associate and with the international development and relief agency, International Medical Corps at their corporate office in Los Angeles and served in the field for two years in Angola, Southern Africa as the Finance Controller. Sandy has been active on many Colorado Boards including the Suicide Prevention Center and the Urban Renewal Authority.
Carol Davis, Accounting Assistant
Carol Davis joined RSVP in 2013 and is the accounting assistant responsible for coordinating RSVP’s Lifeline Alert System Program, Homemaker Program, accounts receivables and general accounting support. Prior to her work with RSVP, Ms. Davis retired from the State of Nevada in 2007 – bringing more than 32 years’ experience in accounting & financial reporting. She is a certified Tax Counselor in the AARP Tax Aide program, processing Federal Tax Returns for the elderly and low-income senior citizens at the Carson Senior Center, Dayton Senior Center and Friends in Helping Service Center.
Nancy Henry, Transportation Coordinator
Nancy Henry joined RSVP in 2017 working under the AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program. In this role she assisted RSVP with the scheduling of client rides, volunteer route schedules and administrative support. In November 2018, she became RSVP’s Transportation Program Manager for the Innovations Project – Effective Solutions in Rural Transportation for Elders. This important project utilized technology, service coordination, public awareness and volunteer engagement to modernize and streamline RSVP’s high-quality door-to-door transportation program. Nancy now serves as the Transportation Coordinator and conducts client intakes and assessments, provides volunteer/client recruitment & match, schedules transportation appointments, and coordinates program delivery with volunteer drivers.
Sarah Clark, Program Assistant
Sarah Clark, Program Assistant, joined RSVP in January 2021. Sarah’s responsibilities include processing and managing a variety of quantitative and qualitative data, preparing data reports for processing of volunteer reimbursements, volunteer recruitment, and assisting with homemaker client match. Sarah is a transplant from Southern California in 2016, and Graduate from CSU East Bay Recreation Management. Sarah is also a third-year volunteer leader with the Carson Comstock Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s. Sarah is a mom of two little girls, who are her world. Sarah and her family enjoy camping, fishing, gardening and being outdoors. Sarah is looking forward to working and growing with RSVP.
Cassie Southern, Respite Program Assistant
Cassie Southern joined RSVP in the summer of 2021. At RSVP, Cassie is the Respite Program Assistant, where she gets to set up caregivers with respite workers to give them lifesaving breaks. Cassie was born and raised in Carson City and enjoys the people and the area. Before RSVP, Cassie worked as a caregiver in Northern Nevada for almost ten years, the skills that she learned while being a caregiver have helped her get to where she is now. She has always had a passion for seniors and their care. Cassie spends all her free time with her daughter who is her whole world. They enjoy cooking, baking, playing outdoors, and listening to music together.
Morgan Gillot, Interim Marketing & Development Consultant
Morgan Gillott is a Northern Nevada native currently residing in New York City. After completing her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Morgan joined RSVP in the summer of 2021. Morgan took on the roll of the Marketing & Development Consultant. In this roll, Morgan builds and maintains donor relations, updates the website and social media accounts, creates advertisement materials and handles many other aspects of development and marketing within RSVP. Prior to RSVP, Morgan was performing professionally in the national tour of Finding Neverland. Morgan has danced professionally in a variety of other shows and performances, and looks forward to performing again as more theaters begin to open up.