Our School Project
Keenan was born and raised in Henderson, NV, and he studied liberal arts, architecture, and design in New York City. He has experience as an architect, developing project and research proposals, designing libraries, housing, and other public and private institutional projects, and curating public architectural exhibitions. He has a keen interest in how we organize ourselves into a society via our built environment, social relationships, political ideology, and public policy. Keenan is a co-founder and former chair of Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America, organized nationally and locally with Progressive Democrats of America and Healthcare-NOW!, and has experience building broad-based and issue-specific political coalitions of activists and grassroots organizations across Nevada.
Tom is an Air Force veteran and began his career certified public accountant. He has been a peace and civil rights activist since 1968, and has experience as the CFO of Serrot International and the COO of Gaming Partners International. Tom most recently helped found and served as the Treasurer of the Veterans Service Corps, an organization that grew out of the veteran support of the water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Together, Tom and Veterans Service Corps also worked with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to develop community projects, including the rehabilitation and renovation of their local childcare facilities.
Rose Ann Rabiola Miele
Rose Ann is originally from Chicago, IL. She has been a lifelong public servant, political organizer, and television and radio producer and host. She has lived in Boulder City, NV, since 1995. With post-graduate work in 20th Century Immigration History, she has, throughout her career, been the Assistant Director of a National Endowment for the Humanities project at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Public Information Officer for the City of Boulder City, and the Foundation Director of Boulder City Hospital. She has owned two small businesses and has written features and columns for Boulder City News and Boulder City Review. Rose Ann has been running and electing highly successful insurgent and independent candidates for decades and has stood for elected public office herself.
Tisia Procopio Stemp
Tisia is a native New Yorker, moved to Nevada in 1992, and she has been developing and running alternative education programs in Clark County ever since. She has a diverse background, holding Masters degrees in Education, Social-Psychology, and Fine Arts and Education. She has worked as a policy advocate, educator, consultant, family counselor, and social worker, and has been a sitting board and committee member for numerous civic organizations. Tisia has experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur, grant writer and field organizer for several national and local political organizations and campaigns. Throughout her years, she has continually worked closely with activist coalitions on transformative education, healthcare and community projects.
James Harden, Jr.
James M. Harden, Jr. is a goal-driven and dedicated professional with extensive experience in fundraising and grant writing. His exceptional organizational skills are coupled with a strong competence in developing, designing,and impl
Lya Taylor currently works as a Registered Nurse, managing the care of terminally ill patients as a Hospice Case Manager. Lya is involved in multiple non-profit organizations ranging from political involvement to healthcare reform as a board member for Healthcare Now. Lya is also a member of the Nevada Nurses Association (NNA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA). The overall focus for Lya, is to empower women of color by teaching, leading and giving back to our communities, equality and fair treatment for all people, and affordable healthcare for all Americans. Her participation with Concerts For Humanity as a Volunteer and Key Team Member for an upcoming School Fundraising event expands her community service and personal horizons as a real Humanitarian.
Shirley Maxwell did not follow the usual and customary path in the entertainment community. She graduated from Jane Addams College of Social Work/University of Illinois Circle Campus with a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare. She acquired a Bachelor of Sociology from the University of Arkansas, a Grant Writing Certificate from the University of Michigan’s Continuing Education Department, and a Management Certificate from the Human Service Institute in Chicago, Illinois. In further preparation for her business ventures, she successfully completed entrepreneurial training through CHARO, a small business development center in East Los Angeles California and the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center.
Her diverse education, Social Work employment, and entertainment experience in: Casting, Artist Development, Film Financing, Film Packaging, Distribution, and Marketing and Sales have proven to be a great asset when working with the personality complexities she encounters. She particularly enjoyed working with the successful movie Producer/Director Michael Mann and the late Jimmy Sphinx (also a film Producer). Her first assisted casting project was “The Color Money” starring Tom Cruise and the late Paul Newman, filmed by the phenomenal Martin Scorsese (Film Director, Producer, Writer, Actor and Film Historian). Shirley expanded to Film Financing for independent producers and later to Film Packaging and Distribution. Shirley collaborated with screenwriter Yougnesse Williams to co-write her screenplay “Step or Play”. She also worked as a consultant with Nandar Studios as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
Shirley later formed Concerts For Humanity Inc. an IRS approved 501 (C) (3) entertainment based social service driven non-profit organization/charity. Concerts For Humanity primarily utilizes the combined power of music/concert events, as well as the celebrity and talents of award winning recording artists and others to garner financial support for selected charities which address adversities such as, but not limited to: clean water, homelessness, hunger, military families and veterans, natural disaster driven problems, heart, cancer, and health issues.