Our Board of Directors

Our Board members are integral to the success of the Baby's Bounty mission. Each elected member serves for a minimum of two years. Long-term trustees may also be invited to serve as Board advisers. Contact us for more information: admin@babysbounty.org

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Christy Devine Shulman

President

In addition to being a charming raconteur, self-professed book worm and music lover, Christy Devine Shulman dedicates her time to her children, Eli and Lucy and husband, Jeff. Hailing from Mississippi, she brings Southern charm, a down-home sensibility and practicality to the mission of Baby’s Bounty. Christy is passionate about travel, a great Bourbon cocktail and the company of good friends.

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Jocelyn McKinney

Treasurer

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Jocelyn is a 2002 graduate of UNLV with degree in Communications Studies.  She is currently the Assistant Director of Catering for Resorts World and has worked in the Food and Beverage field in various executive positions since 2008.  In addition to traveling, organizing and reading, Jocelyn loves cooking and spending time with her wonderful husband of eight years, Derrod McKinney.

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McKenzie Karelus

McKenzie was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently the Director of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Carrington College, her practice experience as a Physical Therapist includes the acute hospital setting, and the outpatient clinic with a focus on both the women's health and pediatric populations.  She enjoys spending time with her family, being in the mountains, and sharing a meal with loved ones.

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Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD

Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan is the medical director for UnitedHealthcare and is responsible for quality improvement and health education wellness teams at Health Plan of Nevada. With her background in pediatrics, it comes as no surprise that Dr. E, as her patients affectionately call her, still champions children’s health initiatives, such as immunization education, and leads initiatives to prevent preterm births, decrease Cesarean sections, and improve breastfeeding rates.   She has been on the board of Baby’s Bounty for over 10 years and is proud to serve our youngest community members.

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LaShunda Davis-Holbert

As the daughter of a retired Air Force Major, born in Japan, LaShunda Davis-Holbert has experienced global culture from a very early age. After graduating from UNLV with a B.A. in Communications, she made her move to NYC working in fashion and eventually owning a spa, ‘Cure beauty bar. Her then partner, Damien (now husband), developed and successfully opened a communal, retail and creative space for entrepreneurs. Grady’s Collective Market: featuring fashion, food, beauty, art and vintage finds. After five years in business, the Holbert’s decided to move back to Las Vegas with their daughter, Brooklyn, to be closer to family.  LaShunda is excited to use her experience in aesthetics and marketing to propel Baby’s Bounty into the new decade!

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KIM AMATO

Board Emeritus and Founder

After launching Baby’s Bounty in July 2008, Kim spent over 10 years as Executive Director and today acts as an adviser and Board Emeritus. With nearly 30 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sector, she continues to advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of young children.  Las Vegas has been her home since 1994 where she and her husband, Guy, raised their two children, Gabrielle and Victor.

Our Team

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KELLY MAXWELL

Executive Director

With a foundation in business development, Kelly brings executive leadership, corporate structure and organizational management skills to the mission of Baby‘s Bounty.  A native Las Vegan, Kelly loves spending time with her daughter Sophia, wife, Susan and large, extended family. When not helping organizations reach their full potential, Kelly is working to improve her tennis game and enjoys visiting local restaurants with close friends

LAUREN WERT

Program Director, Diaper Banks

Lauren Wert came to Baby’s Bounty, first as a volunteer and now as our Program Director for our Diaper Bank. With over 15 years of service and management experience, Lauren brings real-world, practical experience to our mission.  Although we definitely keep her busy, she still loves spending time with her family including her six year old son, Jackson.

EMI K. SAKEVICH

Program Director, Baby Bundle

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With an MBA and a Master's Degree in Hotel Administration from UNLV, Emi brings nearly 18 years of hospitality experience, management efficiency and business acumen to Baby's Bounty with the goal of making each client and baby feel welcome and cared for. She is passionate about building and contributing to the Las Vegas community, volunteering her time for local nonprofits including the Burn Foundation. In her free time, Emi enjoys supporting local eateries and exploring the natural wonders around the valley. 

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