Updated: Jun 6
Back in September, we published a story about Hemo Times founder, Jesse John Francis Clark, getting kicked out of his local HTC for refusing to sign a hush agreement. Well, that HTC now has a new executive director.
Meet Kelli Walters-Perlongo. Kelli was previously the Executive Director for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. She resigned from that position back in June of 2017 for a position at Candlelighters, which is a childhood cancer foundation.
This isn't Kelli's first stint at the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center of Nevada (HTCNV). She has been on the board of directors at HTCNV while also being employed at Candlelighters.
Someone at HTCNV isn't doing their job because they have not updated the list of board members that is recorded at the Nevada Secretary of State. HTCNV's business information has not been updated since 2019. If this is still current information, Kelli cannot serve as BOTH a board member and an Executive Director. Well, she could but it's not good practice to run an organiztion that way.
In most states, it is legal for executive directors to serve on their organizations' governing boards. But it is not considered a good practice because it is a natural conflict of interest for executives to serve equally on the entity that supervises them.
Because board members serve in an oversight role, some potential conflicts with the executive director are:
Evaluation of performance and compensation of key staff
While we are on this topic, the previous Executive Director over at HTCNV was Jerry Fox. Since Kelli Perlongo has taken that postion, Jerry Fox has moved over to the Chief Financial Officer role.
However, Jerry Fox is also listed as a board member so this is another conflict of interest.
Knowing HTCNV and Amber Federizo, they have no idea what they are doing over there and this does not surpirse us.
HTCNV grossed 13 million in revenue in 2019 and this is what HTCNV's website looks like.
This is what happens when you have a kid design your website.
As the saying goes, if your website sucks, your organization probably sucks too.