Mitchell Stankovic and Associates,

Together we made a difference! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), we thank you for volunteering at AIDS Walk Las Vegas 2015. More than 6,000 walkers participated in the 25th Annual AIDS Walk on April 19th at Town Square. We are delighted to report that we raised a total of over $400,000!

Your help as Volunteer Manager and Coordinator and all-around trouble shooter is invaluable, and we appreciate having you as a member of the team!  

Your support will help our programs continue to improve the lives of over 3,500 men, women and children affected by, or infected with, HIV/AIDS.  Our programs support people living with HIV/AIDS by helping them manage their lives, manage their disease—and give them a better chance of being integrated back into the community, back into the work place, back into lives with a future.

Caring people, like you, have enabled AFAN to fight HIV/AIDS in our community for 31 years.  Only with your involvement and support can we truly continue to make a difference.

With our warmest regards,
Evan Walsh, Crystal Kovacs, Terry Guesman and Keith Wilcox
AFAN Development Team
Dr. Brandi was more than just professional in these presentations – she was a rock star. I have never seen anyone that can compete with her for the amount of energy and enthusiasm she brings to the presentation. She made you feel like you were having a conversation with her. (Even though the lines were muted and she was the only one speaking.) Her presentations as you can see from the slides that I sent over are very visual, and thus keep you engaged throughout.  I attached a screen shot from the last webinar presentation where listeners described her as “very inspirational.” That really did sum it up.
On a behind-the-scenes level as the producer of these three webinars, she was a joy to work with. Always having her information and presentations ready well in advance. Being on time for practice sessions. And just the most pleasant person to interact with. As you can tell – I’m a big fan and wanted  you to know how tremendous she was. We even had a glitch in our last presentation, where the slides froze up right before we were to start. We tried everything to make it work, but in the end had to switch to an alternate way to do the presentation – sharing my desktop. I thus forwarded her slides for her while she talked. Even with these hiccups – Brandi excelled. 

If we ever have the chance to work with MSA and Brandi in the future – I wholeheartedly recommend we take that opportunity!

Micah J. Parker
B2B Marketing 
CO-OP Financial Services
Brandi Stankovic was presented with the HRD Network Outstanding Commitment Award at the annual conference in San Diego, CA. Nominated by Boulder Dam Credit Union for her work in Human Resources and Executive Development. Brandi is responsible for establishing the human resources department at the credit union, including Performance Appraisals, Education, Retirement Planning, Employee Handbook, NEO, Community Outreach, and Performance Management. 
Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, joined us as this year at the Global Women's Leadership Network forum as the keynote speaker. The 5th annual Leadership Forum housed 115 leaders from across the globe to come together to discuss issues women face in professional roles all over the world.

Mitchell Stankovic and Associates is a founding sponsor and facilitator of the network. Mitchell also serves as the chairman of the network and plays in an integral role in the network worldwide.
The forum was fabulous!!  The speaker was so interesting and engaging, the set up of the panel was a great idea, I loved it.  The round table discussions were also informative, social and a great networking tool. How proud you must be that this network has grown 10 times the membership we started with. And Brandi is a lovely person, bright, warm, approachable, considerate, a great facilitator! - Laurie Benjamin, Board member of Melrose CU and Co-Leader of the NY/NJ Sister Society
Hi Sue,

I want to thank you for your persistence and your help in making the Sister Society a reality in Jamaica.
Thanks to all of  you who came together at the Luncheon with  the resolve that it can work.
Because of you all it is now a reality!  

Barbara Gascoigne
General Manager
JTA Co-op Credit Union Limited

Women Continue Steps to Building Management and Board Room Presence.
The Optimist Susan Mitchell

President/CEO Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates  
Mitchell has spent over 25 years providing consulting services to corporate America, specializing in the financial services industry. She got her start as a system analyst in the computer industry and progressed to hold positions ranging from vice president of sales to senior vice president of research and development in Fortune 500 companies. She was instrumental in the implementation of SB7, the Redlining Community Reinvestment Act legislation and she facilitated the capitalization of de novo banks with the Comptroller of Banks for the State of California. She has consulted with Bank of America, Citicorp, and Chase.

Philosophy She Lives By: For me it’s about continuing to engage, being relevant, making a difference, being positive, authentic and working hard. Let your light shine. Be grateful every morning, live in the moment, be guided by and live true to your core values.

Cooperative marketing. Have you checked out “I am a credit union” at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates? It’s 
cooperative social marketing at its best.

As we discussed, I want to thank you for all that you did for us during the merger. Without your persistent persistence, we would not have accomplished what we have and would certainly have stalled along the way possibly avoiding the truly important things to focus on. You kept us moving forward no matter what the obstacle or issue so that we could arrive where we are today. You kept us focused on the difficult issues and would not allow us to avoid the tough decisions. Your input, guidance and astute leadership along with the appropriate amount of positive irritation at the right time made what many thought impossible—very achievable.

Thanks for everything… can't wait to see what we created can do in the future.

William J. Thiess, Lake Trust Credit Union
It all happened one morning over breakfast with some wonderful women who where brought together by the most amazing lady named Sue! You should be so proud of what you do and who u have helped! You my dear friend have helped change peoples lives forever! And I am so grateful to call you my friend!

Roxy Ostrem, Chair of Ventura County Credit Union


    Together we made a difference! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), we thank you for your help at the 25th Annual Black & White Party. Because of you, we are able to say that we had the most successful Black & White Party to date. Your commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to exceed our goals. More than 3,000 guests filled the venue for an evening of delicious tastings, chilling libations and entertainment that can only be found on the Las Vegas Strip. Over $135,000 was raised to support our organization.

    Each year AFAN continues to advance our mission of helping over 4,000 people living in Southern Nevada with HIV/AIDS. All of the proceeds from the Black & White Party support AFAN’s vitally important programs including Prevention Education, Emergency Financial Assistance, Nutritional Counseling, Housing, and Transportation.  All of our programs are structured to provide support and advocacy for the individuals and families we serve, while working to eliminate the fear, prejudice and stigma associated with the disease. Your generosity and compassion has an impact on our clients and our agency, which goes well beyond any monetary value.

    Caring people, like you, have enabled AFAN to fight HIV/AIDS in our community for 27 years. Only with your involvement and support, can we truly continue to make a difference.

    Thank you for making a difference!   
    Keith Wilcox