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Lloyd Benson

Lloyd is a Las Vegas native and has served on the board of the Blind Center for more than 25 years. He was a part owner of Valley Foods Distribution which was sold to US Foods. Lloyd is now involved in the government relations and public affairs.

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy is a partner with COOPER | COONS, Ltd. Jeremy’s practice is focused on estate planning, asset protection, trust administration, probate, and any matters related to these areas of law. Jeremy is currently a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and also serves on the Blind Center of Nevada’s board.

William Covington

Will currently serves as the Senior Management Analyst for the Office of Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and he serves on the Clark County Business Development Advisory Committee. In addition to serving on the Blind Center’s Board of Directors, Will also serves as an advisor to Housing Assistance Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing from Howard University. 

Jeff Davis

Jeff is a Las Vegas native and graduate of UNLV. Jeff spent the majority of his career working in the concrete ready mix industry at Sierra Ready Mix. As a member of the Board of Directors for the past 25 years, Jeff has assisted the Blind Center of Nevada with its mission of helping the members of our community who are Blind and visually impaired.

Todd Imholte

Todd joined the Blind Center of Nevada in 2014 and is currently serving as the president. Prior to joining the Blind Center, Todd spent over 20 years in business development and executive leadership roles. He also served for 6 years as a board member of Vision Loss Resources which has been creating a community of service skills and support for people with vision loss in Minnesota for over 100 years. 

Susan Johnson

Susan lost her sight at the age of 6 years old due to congenital glaucoma, a rare eye disease that primarily affects infants. She holds a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from Utah State University and an endorsement in school counseling. Currently, she is a counselor for students who are blind and visually impaired in the Clark County School District. In the past, she worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and assist individuals who were blind and visually impaired with job training and job placement. 

Jim Kegley

Jim co-founded U.S. Micro Corporation, one of the nation’s leading corporate IT asset management companies and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until 2014 when he sold the company. Residing in Las Vegas, Jim is an active real estate investor and avid golfer, while concentrating philanthropic efforts with the Blind Center of Nevada as a 10 year board member.

Neal Marek

Dr. Marek founded the Nevada Foot Institute in 1989 to provide quality foot care services to the greater Las Vegas Valley. Dr. Marek is a volunteer physician at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada and has served on the Blind Center of Nevada’s board of Directors for over 20 years.

Larry Piparo

Larry is a CPA and partner with JB & Associates. He has over 16 years of experience serving clients in a wide range of industries. He has a master’s in accountancy from UNLV and received undergraduate degrees from both UNLV and SUNY Albany. He is currently serving as board chair of the Blind Center of Nevada, and treasurer for Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT).

Helga F. Pizio

Dr. Pizio is one of the most experienced ophthalmic surgeons in Southern Nevada. Dr. Pizio has been offering her services in Ophthalmology to Las Vegas since the Fall of 1996. Dr. Pizio founded New Eyes in 2008 and is a Board member of Comprehensive EyeCare Partners. She volunteers as clinical faculty at UNLV School of Medicine and is on the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees.