Bob Cleveland is the Executive Director for Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV), a non-profit affiliate organization that that provides free home repair and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, veterans, multigenerational families and disabled homeowners.
An 18-year veteran of the building and construction industry, Cleveland has extensive experience in residential and corporate development to include, environmental remediation, quality assurance and budget management.
Prior to RTSNV, Cleveland served as Renovation Contractor, where he managed property purchasing, budgets and construction subcontractors for home renovations. In 2009, Cleveland served as Closing Inspector for City Center-Residential, leading the quality assurance process for 442 units that generated $378 million in revenue for the property. In 2004, he served as Construction Service Manager for Lennar Homes, where he supervised home repairs, warranty and remediation for 3000 homes in northwest Las Vegas.
Bob completed a Radiography program at New Mexico State University in 1993 and received his B.S. in Business Management with honors from University of Phoenix in 2005. In 2021 he received an Executive Certificate from University of Southern California in Home Modifications from their School of Gerontology.
Diana Armstrong Winn serves as RTSNV’s Operations Manager, responsible for planning and coordination of the organization’s day-to-day operations. In this position, she finds ways to make RTSNV more productive by creating effective methods for its business operations. Diana’s role also includes: coordinating program budgets; facilitating programs and meetings; inventory control; and handling logistics.
A great communicator, with strong leadership skills and an aptitude for quick and efficient problem solving, Diana has a diverse background and extensive experience, which includes casino operations and office management positions for various mailing service companies throughout Las Vegas. She owned and operated a copy center/mail service in the downtown area for many years.
Diana is a proud native-born Nevadan and a graduate of UNLV with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and has accumulated credits towards a Master’s Degree.
Ann Velier serves as Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada’s (RTSNV) Program Manager. In her position, she is responsible for prespective client evaluations and needs assessments to ensure that each client meets the qualification for repairs and ensures that their expectations are met throughout the renovation project.
With more than 12 years at RTSNV and 25 years of engineering firm administrative experience, Ann’s day-to-day responsibilites include monitoring timelines and progress and all project specific issues that arise during each renovation. In addition to screening prospective clients, Ann also requests bids from contractors and ensures that renovations occur according to schedule and within bedgetary guidelines, without sacrificing quality.
Jason Matthes has an extensive background in heating and air-conditioning as a Foreman. This included overseeing installation of units for custom homes, apartment complexes, and small businesses. He was also employed at Lowe’s for 16 years, starting as a specialist to taking on managerial positions as department manager as well as zone manager. Jason was responsible for overseeing various departments such as building materials, hardware, plumbing/electrical and flooring. He also worked closely with contractors, retailers, property managers, non-profit organizations, local schools, government/state departments. Jason’s knowledge and abilities range from framing, small plumbing and mechanical work, custom tile and flooring, and landscaping.
Marie Arsenault serves as the RTSNV’s Bookkeeper and is responsible for managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Her largest contribution is in the creating, maintaining, and submitting reports for Grants from several municipalities and other private organizations. In other words, her role it to keep the organization funded. Marie is a proud Native Bostonian (Go Pats) and has 36-years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
Marie started her career, while still in high school, as a direct care staff with intellectually disabled adults. Over the years she has worked for a number of agencies and today works as the Chief Financial Officer at her current full-time position in Las Vegas. Marie is a military spouse that has lived in many states and overseas in Portugal during her husband active military service. Thankfully for us they relocated to Las Vegas in 2001 and her husband retired from the Air Force in 2005. They now call Las Vegas home but hope to someday move back to Beantown.
Grace Panknin is the newest employee of Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada. As the Development Coordinator, she oversees the community relations and the fundraising at the organization. Grace is the first Development Coordinator to ever be hired at RTSNV and is not a stranger to developing a brand-new position. At her previous job, she was also the first person to hold the title of Education Administrator at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and helped increase their scholarship program by 30% within the first semester. Being the third generation to be born and raised in the Las Vegas valley, you will usually find her indoors on weekends baking or learning to play the piano. However, she takes full advantage of the coolest part of the day by taking moonlight hikes with her family.
Grace earned her degree in Sociology at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. This background in research development and cultural dissection only added fuel to her passion of helping those in her community. She is excited to be part of the RTSNV team that helps her community age safely at home while keeping them off the streets. Her favorite part of the job is meeting all the amazing people and organizations helping to make Southern Nevada a better place.
Rick Curtis serves as a Program Specialist. Rick has a varied background with experience in construction, health care business consulting, web development, database development, and in IT as a Network Technician. As a native Las Vegan Rick has roots in this area and has seen first-hand the good that Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada has done. Rick has earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Rick has also been working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Oregon State University.