A little bit about Senior Service Network
The Senior Service Network board is an experienced team of volunteers. Our mission is to have a positive impact on the quality of life of seniors by networking, sharing expertise, and staying current on issues important to the senior community.
Through fundraising and community donations, we are able to serve as a safety net to seniors by providing a one time, emergency financial intervention to those in dire situations, when no other resource exists. Our program is available to anyone age 60 or older, however, consideration will be given to people under 60 that are receiving Medicare.
Members of Senior Service Network represent businesses and organizations across Northern Nevada who all share a common goal of helping seniors who are facing adverse situations.
Meet our Amazing Team!
Greg is the Director of Visiting Angels of Carson City. Visiting Angels is proud to assist older adults to live independently and comfortably in their own homes. Prior to joining Visiting Angels in 2019, he worked in the Information Technology field for over 30 years. Greg also has a lengthy history of volunteering with emergency services including fire, medical and search and rescue, and currently serves as Commander of Carson City Sheriff’s Search And Rescue Unit.
Vice President and Treasurer
Jenny has worked in media for over 20 years holding multiple positions with community newspaper and communications groups from circulation, human resources to advertising sales. Currently she serves as advertising director for Carson Now, the number one visited digital news website in Carson City, Nevada. She also has a love for the aging population and recently received her Certified Nursing Assistant license so that she can help individuals thrive in accomplishing their activities of daily living. She is the Director of Recruitment and Retention at Visiting Angels of Carson City. She is committed to serving others and brings people together by building strong connections.
Sandy Severance joined RSVP as their Program Director in February 2017. At RSVP, Sandy supports the organization’s direct service and community service programs. Prior to her work with RSVP, Sandy worked as a Consultant in Nairobi, Kenya as a grant writer for renewable energy projects across the continent and served as Executive Director for two nonprofits in Pueblo, Colorado, NeighborWorks of Pueblo and the Pueblo Human Relations Commission. Sandy has also worked with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation as their Development Associate and with the international development and relief agency, International Medical Corps at their corporate office in Los Angeles and served in the field for two years in Angola, Southern Africa as the Finance Controller. Sandy has been active on many Colorado Boards including the Suicide Prevention Center and the Urban Renewal Authority.
Kaleena Ponce is a current board member of Senior Service Network she Graduated from Walden University Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology she is currently working for Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. in their Victim Services Program. Kaleena has over 20 year’s experiencing working in Indian Country. She is indigenous to North Americas and Mexico. She has a strong compassion for advocating on behalf of all peoples well-being. Prior to working for Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. she was an accounting technician for a for profit company in El Paso Texas.
Ken has lived in the area for almost 50 years. His family moved to Carson City in 1972 where Ken started first grade at Fritch Elementary School and went on to graduate Carson High School in 1984. He worked in the food and beverage industry for several years with his last job in that field was as a food server at Woody’s Supper Club located inside the Ormsby House. His Mother worked at Carson Convalescence Center before becoming an RN at Carson Tahoe Hospital where she worked as a nurse for over 30 years. His Father was a Typewriter Repair Technician for IBM and upon retirement started his own Typewriter repair service in 1987, called Bud Hamilton’s Typewriter Service. Ken officially joined his Dad in 1992, changed the name to Hamilton Business Machines, and expanded the business to include service on Fax Machines, Copier’s, and Printer’s along with providing supplies. Ken has always been heavily involved in the community with various service organizations and the local Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 he joined the Nevada Day Committee as Vice President, becoming President the following year. He then was hired on as the first Executive Director for Nevada Day Inc in 2015. He did not renew his contract with them for 2022 but still remains very active in the community with Hamilton Business Machines, and currently took on the role as Community Relations for ComputerCorps.