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Ford names sexual harassment task force members

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Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced the members of Nevada’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy on Wednesday.

“Every Nevadan deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace,” said Ford. “I look forward to working with Gov. (Steve) Sisolak and the distinguished members of this Task Force who reflect a broad diversity of experience, expertise and opinion. With a focus on prevention, we are committed to developing actionable recommendations to address harassment and discrimination in the workplace.”

“There is no place for sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and our state agencies and key privileged license holders must lead by example,” added Sisolak. “The incredible level of knowledge and breadth of experience these members bring to the task force will help our state accomplish this. I am proud to see these members join this critically important task force and look forward to receiving their recommendations.”

The 11-member Task Force was created by Sisolak in his first official act in office on Jan. 7. All state agencies will submit a report for review by the Task Force regarding their sexual harassment and discrimination policies, procedures and training protocol before March 1.

In addition to Ford, members of the Task Force are:

Amanda Cuevas, LSW, MSW, Crisis Response and Intervention Supervisor, Safe Embrace. Cuevas will serve as Vice Chair of the Task Force; Director Patrick Cates, Nevada Department of Administration; Kara Jenkins, Administrator, Nevada Equal Rights Commission; Professor Ann McGinley, Co-Director, Workplace Law Program at William S. Boyd School of Law.

LaTesha Watson, Chief of Police, Henderson Police Department; Dr. Melissa Piasecki, M.D., Executive Associate Dean and Professor, UNR School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer, Culinary Union Local 226; Patricia Lee, Partner, Hutchison & Steffen and Executive Board Member, Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada; Jan Morrison, Economic Development Officer, Northeastern NV Regional Development Authority; Erin McMullen, Director of Governmental Affairs, Boyd Gaming Corporation.