Emerge Nevada Board

Board Officers

Kathleen E. Delaney has been a practicing attorney since 1990.  She was elected to the District Court in 2008 and took the bench in Department 25 on January 5, 2009.  Judge Delaney is assigned to handling large civil and felony criminal matters.  Prior to joining the bench, Judge Delaney worked as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office where she enforced consumer protection laws in criminal, civil and administrative law cases.

For eight years Sharon worked for Santa Clara University Law School.  She worked directly with the Law Professors and Staff and was responsible for developing and overseeing budgets of all professors and law school departments.  She received many honors from the Student Bar Association, La Raza Law Students, and the first staff ever to receive a Public Interest Service Award for my community work.  Sharon trained and supervised employees and received great feedback for my supervising skills.

Board Members

 Jo Etta Brown is an enthusiastic Emerge Nevada Board Member. She is
serving her second term as Douglas County’s Planning Commission Chair.
She is also the Western & Mid-Western Regional Director for the National
Alliance for Retired Americans, Treasurer Nevada Alliance for Retired
Americans, Board Member Western Nevada College, past Board Member
Nevada State Assemblywoman District 42
Irene Bustamante Adams was first elected to the Nevada Assembly
representing Assembly District 42 in 2010. As a freshman legislator, Irene
was appointed vice-chair of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee
where she served with distinction.
The second of five children, Irene was raised in the farming
community of Kerman, California. Starting at a very young age, she and
her siblings worked the agricultural fields alongside her parents.
Currently, Donna is a candidate for the Nevada State Board of Education.
She has been a life-long advocate for children, women and seniors.  She is a
passionate educator and has worked as a fifth and sixth grade teacher as well
as a law instructor. She has trained high school students in job seeking and
on-the-job skills.  She is a retired juvenile prosecutor and attorney for abused
and neglected children.

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