Board of Directors

Jerrie E. Merritt


Las Vegas, NV

Jerrie E. Merritt serves as senior vice president and community development manager for Bank of Nevada.   Her banking career spans over 35 years.  Jerrie’s responsibilities include development and coordination of all community development, acting as a liaison with state and local agencies, non- profit development groups, and other participants in community and economic development programs and projects, and working to strengthen existing client relationships and building strong community partnerships.

Jerrie has been recognized for her skillful leadership, stellar performance and undeniable contributions to the financial arena. A champion of education, she served on the State of Nevada Capital Investment Corporation, and has lobbied for the Glass Ceiling Act in Washington D. C.   She has served as a distinctive District President of Financial Women International.

With a spirit of excellence she currently lends her experience and expertise to the Board of the Urban Chamber of Commerce as the Chair of the board of directors, Links Incorporated, Coalition of 100 Black Women, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Help of Southern Nevada, American Business Women Association, Workforce Connections and Trustee Board for The Champions Center Church.

No stranger to the community she loves, Jerrie is the past President for the Rape Crisis Center, Hannah Brown Community Development Center and is passionately involved with numerous philanthropic and civic organizations.

Jerrie was awarded the Women of Distinction Award by the NAWBO and was featured as an Interesting Personality in the Inaugural Edition of Who’s Who In Black Las Vegas™.  She has been married for 42 years and has one son.

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Julie Macchiarella-Commisso

Chairwoman of the Board; Development Committee Director

San Jose, CA      Reno, NV

Julie Macc, Certified Credit/Identity Theft Specialist and author of 10 Days to Fix Identity Theft and DIY Credit Restoration, is a recognized expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business credit scoring.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Julie is a trusted and acclaimed expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business scoring.

Julie serves as an expert witness/legal consultant for law firms practicing consumer credit law in both federal and state court. She has been retained as an expert witness for more than 200 consumer credit litigation cases.

She delivers keynote speeches at mortgage and real estate industry meetings for continued education training to educate and update legal and mortgage industry professionals on the current laws and reporting trends.

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Christine Parman

National Nominations Committee Director

New York, NY    Reno, NV    Las Vegas, NV

Christine Parman (formerly Christine LoRusso) began her financial services career in 2005 with an internship at the New York Life office in Reno, NV, while completing her bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Nevada, Reno. With a long-held desire to run her own business, and having seen her uncle and grandfather have successful insurance and financial businesses, she quickly realized this career was the perfect fit, allowing her to become a trusted financial professional and friend to her clients and truly help people reach their goals.

Christine has quickly become a leader in the industry, having qualified for New York Life's Executive council in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and the elite President's council in 2011 and 2012. She has also qualified as a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, in 2009-2012.  She is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.  She holds her Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designation and has been published in USA Today.

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Kathleen Bellucci

Secretary - Treasurer

Wealth Protection Advisory Business ConsultantAIB - American Insurance Brokers LLCWealth Protection Advisory is a team based CPA consultant that works with clients and their advisers providing customized solutions by collaborating with a team of Specialists in all the areas that impact a clients wealth. 




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Catrina Cherry

Reno Nevada native who graduated with a Finance degree from University of Nevada in 2010 and has worked in the financial industry since 2013.  Growing up she played many competitive sports including softball and basketball.

This past year Catrina has joined PSN, Profession Saleswomen of Nevada and the EWGA, Executive Women’s Golf Association, where she enjoys meeting other Professional women who are trying to better themselves and their community.

Hobbies and activities include, anything and everything outdoors; UNR football and basketball games, Ace’s baseball games, and enjoying Tahoe and Pyramid Lake.  Having a young daughter, Catrina spends a lot of spare time going to the park, swimming lessons, and brightening up sidewalks with chalk.

Catrina got into the financial field with an open mind and an open heart, to encourage people become educated, confident and secure with their current and future financial decisions.


Alice Heiman

Exceptional sales growth starts at the top and for the last 20 years Alice Heiman, has been helping business leaders from startup to Fortune 500 drive sales growth. She incorporates the newest research and best practices to help company leaders bring about change that leads to sales growth. 

While Alice focuses on helping business leaders increase sales. She is also very active in her community. For 16 years, she has taught at the University of Nevada where she was very influential in starting the entrepreneurship minor. Alice also helped raise $20 million to build the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Not only is she active in her local community, she is extremely active in supporting women in sales, in business and in life. Alice is a part of many groups such as the Professional Sales Women of Nevada, Women Sales Pros and Women’s Money.