• Mar 22, 2023
  • 2:55 PM

NNVMC Advisory Committee Members

John C. Ellison

John Ellison is an electrical contractor who served in the Nevada Assembly beginning in 2011. He served in five regular sessions and four special sessions, terming out in December 2022.

Prior to serving in the Assembly he served on the Elko City Council, Elko City Planning Commission, Elko County Board of Commissioners and numerous other positions. He is Past President of the Nevada Association of Counties.

He is a member of the National Association of Counties, serving on the Public Lands Steering Committee as Vice Chair and a member of the Public Lands – Clean Water Act Committee. He is a member of the Elko Lions Club, Elko Rotary Club and is affiliated with the John Wayne Cancer Institute, State Contractors’ Board, Crap Assistance Program for the Farm Service Agency, the National Rifle Association and Federal Funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program.

Senator Pete Goicoechea

Senator Goicoechea is a rancher who has been serving in the Nevada State Senate representing Senatorial District 19 since 2012.

Prior to serving in the Nevada Senate he was a member of the Nevada Assembly for 10 years. He also served as a Commissioner for Eureka County for 16 years.

His affiliations include the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department, Eureka High School Rodeo Club, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Water Resource Association, E Clampus Vitus, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter of Carson City, Humbolt River Authority, Nevada Rural Health Centers, Western States Coalition and the Nevada Association of Counties.

John Hansen

John was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, and moved to the Southwest Suburbs in 1972. He Graduated from Chicago State University in May 1987, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on May 15, 1986. He served with the 327th Military Police Battalion as a Communications/Electronics Officer, and the 814th Military Police Company in Rosemont, Illinois as a Platoon Leader. Due to a career ending injury sustained at Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was transferred to the Retired Reserves on May 1, 1996.

John is retired and currently resides in Fallon, NV. Since relocating to Nevada in 2008, John has served on the Nevada Indian Commission, Veterans Service Commission and was appointed in 2020, to the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery Commission.

John is a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Military Officers Association of America, and National Native American Veterans Association.

Gil Hernandez

Gil Hernandez has been at Veterans Advocate for more than a half century, 52 years! Presently, he serves as the National Legislative Chairman for the State of Nevada Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a past all American Department Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2007-2008 – National Council Person for the State of Nevada. 

Valerie Scheuering-Hubbell

Valerie Scheuering-Hubbell is a native Nevadan, born in Reno, graduating from Reno High School Class of 1977. 

She is a Gulf War veteran who enlisted in 1979 and served 14 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Ms. Scheuering-Hubbell returned to Reno in 1993 and has lived in Fernley for 18 years. She is currently serving as Nevada's American Legion Commander in District 3. She is married and has three children, Sheree, Richard and Chelsea.

J.R Stafford

J. R. began his US Coast Guard reserve career in 1974 as an Explosives Loading Supervisor at the old Naval Weapons Station (Port Chicago) in Concord California.

Over the next thirty-two years, he held positions as a Boarding Officer; Marine Firefighter; Marine Fire Fighting Coordinator; Pollution Investigator; Reserve Command Master Chief, (Both for the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Pacific Area Port Security Detachment for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Cuba); Training Officer; and retired in 2006 as the Senior Incident Command Systems (ICS) Instructor for the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area.

William Waterman

William Waterman is a veteran who joined the U.S. Army in 1957 serving in the Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant. After retiring from the military in 1985 as a Lieutenant Colonel, he taught JROTC for 15 years at Jordan High School in Long Beach, California.

He and his wife, Sally, moved to Reno in 2013. In addition to his service on the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mr. Waterman also volunteers with the Reno Police Department’s SAVE Volunteer Program and also serves as the Treasurer of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Military Officers of America.

Mr. Waterman is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Sally, have seven children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.