Las Vegas Children’s Charity Family To Family Connection Announces New Board Members

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LAS VEGAS – Family to Family Connection, a nonprofit that empowers parents and caretakers with the tools to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education and community networking, announces the appointment of three new board members- Dawn Davis, Esq, Ashley Fecht and Sarah Thornton.

Dawn Davis, Esq graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law and practices mainly in civil litigation with a concentration on product liability defense. She has represented a wide range of clients in state and federal district courts. Davis has been recognized as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and as one of the Best Up and Coming Attorneys in Nevada Business Magazine. She is also involved with the community by providing pro bono attorney services with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Ashley Fecht is an assistant professor for Touro University Nevada’s School of Occupational Therapy. Her teaching focus is pediatric assessment and mental health across the lifespan. She volunteers regularly with Touch a Truck and is also involved with the American Cancer Society, the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association. Fecht has an occupational therapy doctorate from Creighton University in Omaha.

Sarah Thornton received her Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the Universty of Nevada Las Vegas and has been working in public relations since 1994. She holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America, a distinction held by only 15 percent of public relations professionals within the society’s global membership. Thornton currently serves on the PRSA Las Vegas board of directors and was recently honored as the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year for 2019.

“Our new board members bring additional vitality and opportunity to further our mission in serving families who want to make the best life for their children,”said Dianne Farkas, executive director for the organization. Family to Family’s new board members are joined by the organization’s current board members including board chair Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, Nicole King, Marsha Hayes, Lillie Englund, Beth Englund, Kammy Bridge and Karen Wilkes

Family to Family Connection serves families with children from birth to age five at its center, located at 3900 S. Cambridge St., inside the Cambridge Community Center. Classes and programs offered include pre-kindergarten readiness, development activities, visits from community partners and monthly field trips. All classes are free but require advance registration in-person or by phone.

ABOUT FAMILY TO FAMILY CONNECTION
Founded in 1998 by Sandy Miller, former First Lady of Nevada, Family to Family Connection serves families with children from birth to age five and empowers parents and caretakers with the tools to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education and community networking. In 2018, Family to Family Connection provided over 845 classes to 10,505 children and 8,207 adults. For more information, visit www.family2familylv.org or call 702-870-9583.

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