Our Team

Brenda Herbstman, Senior Grants Coordinator, Clark County Social Service



Brenda has been part of the Southern Nevada community since 1995 when she began working with youth as a K-5 teacher with the Clark County School District. In 2008, Brenda transitioned to Clark County Department of Family Services where she has served as a Training Coordinator and Foster Care Licensing Representative.  She currently serves as a Senior Grants Coordinator at Clark County Social Service, and in this role has supported programs related to youth experiencing homelessness and ensuring equity within our homeless system of care. Brenda has enjoyed volunteering and supporting the Las Vegas Inner-City Games, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, and Medals4Mettle.

Jaylin Hendricks, Research/Project Analyst, Guinn Center 



Jaylin is the Research/Program Analyst for the Guinn Center. In this role, she supports the Guinn Center’s research program with an emphasis on economic and fiscal policy. Prior to joining the Guinn Center, she assisted research on a variety of economic and philosophical topics in her time at the University of Nevada, Reno. This primarily included analyses on a variety of topics within the field of public finance. Jaylin’s career philosophies center around a passion for economic-driven research as well as economic education. She holds a dual B.A. in Philosophy (Ethics, Law, and Politics emphasis) and Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Nancy Brune, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, Guinn Center



Nancy is a Senior Fellow at the Guinn Center. Nevada95 addresses her interests in youth development/engagement and community health issues. After graduating from college, Nancy spent three years in rural Nicaragua organizing young adults to address community health problems.