People: Elizabeth Florez, Mariluz Garcia, Eathan O’Bryant join Children’s Cabinet board

The Children’s Cabinet recently announced the additions of Elizabeth Florez, Mariluz Garcia and Eathan O’Bryant as new board members.

“We are excited to welcome Liz, Mariluz and Eathan to our board,” Kim Young, executive director of the Reno-based nonprofit, said in a statement. “They all bring special talents, unique backgrounds and wonderful perspectives to our board. We look forward to their involvement and appreciate their commitment and dedication to issues facing children and families.”

Elizabeth Florez


Currently the director for the Washoe County Juvenile Services, Florez has worked in multiple positions within her organization, starting as an On-Call Youth Advisor in 1994. She earned her Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002, according to a July 21 press release. Florez is presently a member of the Nevada Association of Juvenile Justice Administrators and previously was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Juvenile Justice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Think Tank, Safe & Healthy Homes, and Nevada Hispanic Services.

Mariluz Garcia


Dr. Mariluz Garcia is a school counselor for the Washoe County School District and has served as the Director of the Dean's Future Scholars program at UNR 10 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Equity & Diversity in Education from UNR and formerly held positions with AmeriCorps as a volunteer in Colorado, Dilworth STEM Academy as a middle school counselor, and Glenn Duncan STEM Academy as an elementary school counselor.

Eathan O’Bryant


O’Bryant is the Executive Director of Nevada Basketball Academy. He played at Dixie Junior College in St. George Utah and earned his Associate of Science Degree. He also played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. In December of 2011, he was appointed by former Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers. He also holds board positions with Nevada Military Support Alliance, State of Nevada Physical Therapy Board, Hometown Health Management Company, and the National Basketball Retired Players Association.


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