• Nikki Etherington has been named Las Vegas managing partner for Deloitte LLP, effective Jan. 2. She succeeds Tim Bremer, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, who was managing partner for the past six years, and who will take on increased national leadership responsibilities and continue to serve clients in the Las Vegas marketplace. Her appointment marks an important milestone as the first female managing partner in the market.
Deloitte’s Las Vegas practice employs more than 300 professionals delivering audit and assurance, consulting, tax and risk and financial advisory services. Etherington will drive the Las Vegas market’s strategy for growth, business development, social impact and other strategic initiatives. Etherington will continue to serve select clients.
Etherington, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, has more than 25 years of experience serving public and private clients in a variety of industries, including retail, wholesale and distribution; industrial products and construction; technology, media and entertainment; and power, utilities and renewables. She has broad experience in various accounting and reporting disciplines, including ’33 and ’34 Securities Act filings, audits of internal control over financial reporting under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, PCAOB auditing standards and mergers and acquisitions. Etherington has experience communicating with audit committees of U.S. public companies on the requirements of the SEC, PCAOB, FASB and on GAAP and GAAS requirements.
Etherington serves as the leader for Deloitte’s Las Vegas audit & assurance practice.
Etherington holds a master of accounting degree from Weber State University. She is a CPA, board member of the Nevada State Board Accountancy and is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
• Southwest Medical Hospice Care has named Dr. Kimberly Marsters as its medical director. She oversees a multidisciplinary group of physicians and highly trained professionals committed to ensuring every patient’s care wishes are honored.
Marsters previously served as associate medical director of Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, Florida, and was among the teaching faculty for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at Florida State University’s program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
She received her bachelor’s degree in biology at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and her master’s degree from the University of Louisville, a program emphasizing the interface between biomedical science and clinical practice. Marsters also completed a residency in family practice at the University of Louisville.
• The University of Nevada, Reno has hired Angeline Jeyakumar as a public health nutrition specialist for Extension and an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources‘ Department of Nutrition.
Jeyakumar, who will conduct research as part of the College’s Experiment Station, will collaborate with public health experts statewide to develop community-based interventions targeting the reduction of chronic health conditions in Washoe County. Her immediate priority is to assess the distinctive risk factors of various chronic health conditions across age groups and to alter nutrition behaviors to mitigate risk factors.
For more than 20 years, Jeyakumar has researched and advocated for the improvement of child and maternal nutrition in underserved communities. Prior to joining the college, she was a professor of public health nutrition and coordinator of the integrative dietetics program at Savitribai Phule Pune University’s School of Health Sciences in Maharashtra, India. Her research at the university examined the risk factors and intervention strategies for malnutrition, specifically addressing micronutrient deficiencies in children and women.
Jeyakumar also collaborated with a team of researchers at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, under the Welcome Trust grant, to compare the effects of increasing prevalence of chronic health conditions and changes in nutritional patterns among communities in India and South Africa. Building on her research, Jeyakumar developed practical strategies to address the chronic health challenges within her community.
Jeyakumar has collaborated with international teams to investigate the increasing prevalence of malnutrition in response to the impacts of natural disasters and the proliferation of processed foods. In 2021, she contributed to a task force organized by Penn State University focused on studying and documenting the multifaceted aspects of global food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To enhance her intervention programs in India, Jeyakumar underwent specialized training in applied epidemiology at the U.S Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, she collaborates with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease study, which quantifies the impact of diseases, death and disability within a population.
“Angeline brings a unique set of skills and experience to the department and Extension, and I’m very excited to welcome her to the team,” said Jamie Benedict, professor and chairperson of the Department of Nutrition. “Thanks to the support she has received from Extension and the Experiment Station, the University can look forward to the development of new and innovative approaches to reducing chronic disease risk among Nevadans.”
Jeyakumar earned her doctorate in foods and nutrition from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy, from Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India.
Discovery Children’s Museum, the sole nonprofit children’s museum in Southern Nevada, announced the appointment of Judy Cebulko as chair emerita of its board of trustees. This prestigious recognition honors Cebulko unwavering dedication to the museum’s mission for over two decades.
Having previously served two terms as board president and retiring in May 2021 with commendable standing, Cebulko has continued to contribute actively as the current chair of the museum’s Chairman’s Advisory Council, a role she played in establishing in 2018. Notable for chairing the museum’s gala and transforming it into a cornerstone community event, Cebulko’s commitment shines through in her leadership of the museum’s 2010 capital campaign. Her resolute advocacy secured $50 million, fulfilling the Donald W. Reynold’s Foundation matching requirement and facilitating the Museum’s relocation to its current home in Symphony Park.
What distinguishes Cebulko is her philanthropy and her unique ability to mobilize fellow community leaders. She possesses the rare gift of inspiring others to recognize the significance of causes dear to her heart, translating her vision into tangible support. Cebulko’s impact extends beyond financial contributions; it’s a catalyst for action and positive change.
With a distinguished 25-year career in commercial real estate, she served as vice president of Howard Hughes’s Las Vegas operating properties. Responsible for leasing, developing and managing over 4 million square feet of commercial property in Southern Nevada.