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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:


Jocelyn McKinney


Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Jocelyn is a 2002 graduate of UNLV with degree in Communications Studies.  She is currently the Director of Catering at the Palms Hotel and Casino 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, Derrod


Jill Morrison


Jill was not born in LV but considers herself a native. Raised in Las Vegas, she always knew she was destined for a life helping others which led her to a career in Law Enforcement. In 2019, after 25 years of service, she retired as a police Lieutenant from the city of North Las Vegas where she took great pride in serving the community.  Having spent years working in the Detective Bureau, Jill has a particular soft spot for families that might need a little extra help.  She brings to Baby's Bounty organization of large scale operations, multi-agency communications, grant management and the gift of service.  With lots of free time on her hands she loves to fill her days with golf, tennis, cycling, running and traveling with her husband, all of which have become her new full time job.




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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Kristina Escamilla

Kristina has lived in the Las Vegas community for over 20 years.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and received her Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law.  After law school, she completed a federal clerkship, and then went on to focus her legal practice in the area of labor and employment law.  She has a very supportive husband who is also an attorney, and two adorable children who keep her on her toes!  In addition to focusing on her family and work, Ms. Gilmore has a passion for giving back to the community that has been so good to her over these years.  She believes in being kind and compassionate to those around her, with the hope that others will pay it forward. Ms. Gilmore is honored to be a part of Baby’s Bounty and looks forward to supporting its mission of empowering at-risk families so that each family can focus on ensuring their baby is loved, nurtured and healthy.  


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.


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.


Lieutenant Governor
Lisa Cano Burkhead

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Lisa Cano Burkhead is a first generation American Latina who has spent her life educating kids, first as a Spanish and English teacher, then as the Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Eldorado High School, as well as Principal at Fertitta Middle School and Foothill High School. As the 36th Lieutenant Governor, Lisa served as a public advocate for education. She and her husband, Jeffrey, live in Las Vegas and she serves her most important role as mother to three daughters, Taylor, Raquel, and Sofia. 

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Our Team



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. She was appointed by Governor Sisolak to chair the statewide Diapering Resource Committee, became a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas 2022 cohort and is a 2023 Jameson Fellow. Kelly loves connecting with her community and is a frequent guest lecturer at both UNLV and Nevada State College. 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. 


Dr. McKenzie Karelus

Diaper Bank Director
Southern Nevada

McKenzie, a third-generation Nevadan, was born in Reno, but came to Las Vegas in 2004 to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNLV. After specializing in treating Women's Health, pediatric, and neurological rehabilitation patients, McKenzie served as a part-time instructor at UNLV for five years.  She then became the Director of Clinical Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Carrington College in 2018. Her passion for working with women and children led her to Baby's Bounty, where she believes that through education, empowerment can be gained. McKenzie is a proud mother of two children, Liam and Aila, and two furry children, Bjorn and Felix. When she is not with her family or friends, you can find her hiking or practicing yoga on a trail.

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Stephanie Salas

Baby Bundle Program Manager

Stephanie is a California native who has lived in Las Vegas since 1994. She brings 20 years of hospitality experience to Baby's Bounty with the goal of making each client and baby feel welcomed and cared for. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, Alex and her daughter, Mia. 



Christy Devine Shulman

Diaper Bank Director
Northern Nevada

In addition to being a self-professed book worm and music lover, Christy Devine Shulman dedicates her time to her children, Eli and Lucy. She has experience in advocating for a variety of philanthropic endeavors and has a passion for causes related to education, children and families. Hailing from Mississippi, she brings Southern charm, a down-home sensibility and practicality to the mission of Baby’s Bounty. 

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Freida Perez

Program Coordinator

Freida is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico where she lived most of her life. Freida came to Baby's Bounty first as a client relations/education intern from Nevada State College where she recently graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology. She enjoys learning about the human mind and is interested in mental health awareness. Her favorite things to do are traveling and going on road trips. She is very excited to be working to improve the lives of Nevada's families.

Victoria Rios

Program Administrator Northern Nevada

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Victoria is the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Guanajuato, Mexico. Growing up, her parents instilled in her the value of faith and giving back to her community. She has worked closely with Washoe County School District, the City of Reno, and United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. Victoria’s work in multi-level government and her community outreach experience has led her to strengthen voter engagement in communities of color. Her passion lies in uplifting marginalized and vulnerable populations through civic engagement in faith-based communities.

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