The Positively Kids team consists of dedicated professionals, each with their own area of expertise as well as personal experiences. Positively Kids also has approximately 50 licensed staff members. The pediatric staff consists of Doctors (MD's), Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses (RN's), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA'S), plus Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists who assist the children in our programs everyday.
Each staff member is chosen for their ability, energy and enthusiasm to develop and maintain our current and future pediatric programs. The Positively Kids' staff is among the best educated and professional in the state. Their vitality, commitment and shared purpose offer a work environment noted for its teamwork, respect and kindness to one another, and to the children and families we serve.
Positively Kids' Founder and CEO, Fred Schultz has been a lifelong activist for medically fragile children. But it wasn't until moving to Las Vegas in 1995 that Fred found his calling. Shocked by the lack of both state and private resources available to Nevada's medically dependent children, Fred had a vision to make a difference in the lives of these kids and their families. In December of 1999, that vision became a reality with the creation of the Foundation for Positively Kids. Named In Business' "2007 Non-Profit of the Year", Positively Kids is the first and only non-profit organization in Las Vegas whose sole mission is to serve our community's medically fragile children.
With over 35 years experience in health care management, Fred has directed the financial, marketing and board capacity building activities for numerous healthcare organizations. He began his career in Michigan as Director of Respiratory Therapy at Bi-County Hospital. In 1974, Fred relocated to Florida, where he assumed the Directorship at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in West Palm Beach, and later, the start-up of the Pulmonary Care Department of Community Hospital of the Palm Beach, a 250-bed acute care hospital. He also served as a Respiratory Care Program instructor for a private school in Ft. Lauderdale and, after receiving his Physician's Assistant Certification, went on to manage various private clinics and physician practices. In 1995, Fred relocated to Las Vegas to assume the position of CEO for Total Home Care, a Home Health Medical Equipment and Home Infusion Company. As Executive Director of Safe Harbor Hospice, he also supervised the construction of "Harbor House", a 24-bed inpatient facility -- one of only two such facilities in Clark County.
Stefanie started with Positively Kids in early 2014 and serves as the Human Resources and Payroll Administrator. Her job encompasses job postings, onboarding of all new staff, orientation, background checks, maintaining benefits and compensation policies, personnel records, payroll systems, and employment verifications. She also provides support to the CEO for tax records, workers compensation audits and compliance with the Affordable Care Act among many other human resource requirements.Stefanie also supports the AP/AR department and provides some event database effort.
Stefanie is a die-hard Oakland Raiders Fan and got married on Halloween night under the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in 2015.
Rita brings many years in the service industry to Positively Kids. Her background includes Human Resources, construction, retail, accounting and operations. Her role includes executive support to the CEO and Board of Directors. In addition; Rita oversees operational cross-functions of the organization, such as social media and grants management. Rita is married and enjoys traveling, painting, interior design and baking. Her daughters keep her busy with their soccer, Girl Scouts and piano.
Sterling Simon was introduced into pediatric healthcare from a young age due to his diagnosis of Spina Bifida and End Stage Renal Failure. He began work in the non-profit industry through large scale public speaking, patient advocacy, and innovative fundraising ideas as a National Ambassador for local charities. With his knowledge from being a patient, as well as a background in Marketing, Sterling pursued a career with Positively Kids. He started with PK as the Director of Social Media at Positively Kids in 2015, and since taken on the role of Program Development Manager.
Pam spent her life moving around the country with her military family. She settled in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont School Of Medicine where she trained and specialized in pediatric high-tech and hospice as a Registered Nurse. She also provided care in adult home health and hospice services to meet the needs of families in rural Vermont. Her move to Las Vegas as a pediatric specialist took her to St. Rose Hospital as a Charge Nurse in Maternal Child health. From there Pam served in several other home health care agencies providing for adults and children. Children and home care nursing are her passion!
As a mother of five, a legal guardian of one and a grandmother of four she keeps busy but finds time to paint and bake. Pam supports and assists her partner Daniel in his exotic care rental business and Italian restaurant.
Michelle comes to Positively Kids with over 17 years’ experience in non-profit from giving used glasses to villagers in the Philippines to working on access to healthcare issues for pregnant moms and their children. Some of her proudest accomplishments include passing legislation that required the screening of cystic fibrosis and critical congenital heart defects for all newborns.
Michelle is a native of Indiana, and moved to Ohio as a teenager. She graduated from Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH with a Bachelor degree in biology and a minor in Spanish. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix in Las Vegas.
She made Las Vegas her home in 1999 where she met and married her husband. They have two great kids and three cats. Michelle enjoys reading, music, and traveling in her spare time, and is a huge fan of University of Michigan football.
Yvonne Moore has made helping families in California and Nevada her personal mission for over 20+ years. Yvonne was a Program Manager for the County of Santa Clara’s Department of Family & Children’s Services in San Jose, CA. She is most proud of managing the Family Resource Center which housed various DFCS services and community based agencies to better coordinate programs within the foster care system and for local residents.
Yvonne chose to join the Positively Kids Family in June of 2012 as a Patient Care Counselor helping caretakers in applying for Medicaid, referrals to community agencies, and was responsible for the coordination of practical pediatric patient needs from the Child Haven Healthcare Campus.
Yvonne has lead all efforts in the creation and implementation of the new Positively Kids Health Insurance program. She was instrumental in her role as Vice President of Patient Relations, implementing strategies with Clark County School District, and developing partnerships. She assumed the role of VP of Early Intervention in December 2015.
Yvonne is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Masters of Social Work. She is married and a proud mother of three who spend evenings playing tennis, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Judy was born and raised in Connecticut but has lived in Las Vegas since 1978. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 1980, she began her career working in the Child Welfare system where she remained for over 31 years.
After her “retirement” from Clark County in 2012 she began working for the Foundation for Positively Kids, a job she thoroughly enjoys. Judy oversees all our medical clinics, which includes 4 school-based health centers, the Neopediatric clinic
and the clinic based at Child Haven. Her focus is on staffing, quality and maintaining the highest of healthcare standards.Judy is married and has one child. She has a passion for all types of sports and looks forward each year to participating in the Positively Kids “Swing For The Kids” golf tournament, Duck Fest and annual Gala.
Terri oversees all policies, procedures and staffing for round the clock nursing for the foster children at Child Haven cottages and as a provider In our clinic located there, as well. Terri’s east coast education landed her at George Mason University earning her a Family Practice APRN.
A great deal of Terri’s early hands on nursing experience was in adult medicine followed by hospital-based trauma and surgical ICU, followed by family health centers. During one such round at a pediatric clinic the doctor turned his focus for children’s health into a passion for Terri.
Terri moved to Las Vegas in early 2014 when she found Positively Kids. Terri has made clinic visits for foster children who are residents at Child Haven a much better experience by way of her smooth approach and demeanor. Terri enjoys visiting her grown daughter and the beaches of the east coast.
Amanda (Mandee) has 14 years of pediatric experience including specializing in hematology, oncology, and dialysis. She is originally from Indiana where she worked at Riley Children’s Hospital. Mandee and her family moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and she has been with Positively Kids since 2015, primarily based in our Bob Bailey Middle School Clinic. Mandee has a son and daughter who enjoy swimming, baseball and gymnastics.
Tina recently joined Positively Kids after years in private practice. After obtaining her Physician Assistant Master's degree from the University of St. Francis in 2004, Tina moved to Las Vegas in 2004; she is originally from New Jersey. In addition to private pediatric practice, Tina also worked at the Summerlin Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for 5 years. She also worked in a school-based health clinic for the underserved community in North Las Vegas. Tina is a veteran of the United States Air Force. She is married and has 2 young boys who keep her very busy.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Dr. Jones relocated to Las Vegas in 2002. She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. She completed her pediatric residency training at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Her experience is widely varied. She has worked with the underserved, in both the inner city and in rural areas, and with children placed in the Cook County foster care system, in Chicago. She has served as a hospitalist working with neonatal and pediatric emergencies. Now, after 24 years in medicine, she has chosen to diversify her practice. So, in addition to the pediatric practice with Positively Kids, that serves the foster children in Clark County, she is also the Medical Director and primary care physician for the Modern Medical & Wellness Clinic and a Physician Consultant for the Health and Wellness Center.
Dr. Jones currently serves as the Executive Director of HeShe Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization assisting young women in their transition from foster care into adulthood. She is the former Treasurer of the Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League Young Professionals. She has served as a board member of Nevada Child Seekers, Fresh Start Family Services and 20 Pearls Foundation of Las Vegas, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is very close to her family and friends, loves to travel, enjoys the arts, and attempts to speak Spanish and French whenever possible.
Nicole has always had a place in her heart for high needs children particularly those within the foster care system, making her a good fit at Positively Kids. She has worked with the company since 2015. Nicole graduated from Graceland University with honors in 2014 with a Masters in Nursing. She relocated to Las Vegas from Arizona in 2014 where she had practiced as a registered nurse for the last twelve years. She obtained experience in various areas of medicine including: labor & delivery, cardiac critical care, and trauma with a flight team. She enjoys being active outdoors and traveling with her husband and stays busy with four amazing children.
Vicki joined our team in 2014. She graduated from UNLV as a nurse practitioner in 2007 and is board-certified in both pediatrics and in family practice. A Registered Nurse since 1986, she has vast experience in pediatrics, working in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Labor & Delivery and the Pediatric Emergency Department. She has also helped families of full-term and premature babies get off to a healthy breastfeeding start as a lactation consultant. Her hobbies include singing, gardening, cooking and arts-and-crafts.