Nevada Association of School Boards
Dr. Debb Oliver
Dr. Oliver is an accomplished Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, and Learning Specialist with more than 30 years of success in k-12 and higher education, international education affairs, and nonprofits. She has built lasting relationships as she consulted with public and private organizations throughout the United States and abroad regarding change management, leadership development, instructional technology, STEM and innovative learning scenarios. Her leadership experience is at work as the Executive Director of the Nevada Association of School Boards.
Contract Business Manager
Tom Ciesynski was appointed by the NASB Board of Directors and Executive Committee to serve as the Association’s Business Manager beginning January 1 2018. Tom comes to NASB with a wealth of experience in local government finance, especially working with the Washoe County School District. He served as the WCSD Chief Financial Officer from August 2013, retiring at the end of 2017. Prior to that he served as Chief Accountant from June 1994 to March 2013. He has worked in the public sector as Assistant Controller at Sparks Family Hospital and as Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant having passed all four parts of the exam in 1986. He represents NASB as a member of the Committee on Local Government Finance. Tom is an active jogger, hiker, golfer and fitness-related fanatic.
Gloria Palmer began working with the Nevada Association of School Boards in April 2018. Prior to that, she worked for several decades with the Washoe County School District in various positions ranging from Assistant Superintendent's administrative assistant to Chief Financial Officer's administrative assistant.
Gloria serves NASB as an administrative assistant, working part-time with the Executive Director on a range of projects and activities that support increasing the effectiveness of Nevada school board members. Her repertoire of skills includes unique organizational strategies and archival knowledge of public education in Nevada.
Dr. Debb Oliver
The Nevada Association of School Boards is a full-qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit Nevada corporation.