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Improving the Quality of care for Our Most Vulnerable Population

About Us

About Us

The Perry Foundation is a non-provider based 501 c(3) non-profit organization that provides evidence-based education to Nevada’s caregivers and healthcare professionals. Our education is grounded in a person-centered approach and promotes consistency and professionalism in the delivery of care, ensuring caregivers are equipped with the tools necessary to provide the best care possible.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

― Rosalyn Carter

Academy of Heath

Academy of Health

Welcome to the Perry Foundation Academy of Health…where your success is our purpose.

The Perry Foundation Academy of Health provides superior-quality education programs. Focused on ensuring learners are equipped to meet the needs of the workforce through student-centered education and training. Utilizing a person-centered care approach, our academy will provide the tools needed for students’ personal fulfillment with an appreciation for their dignity of work.

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As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will offer patients compassion and patience while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) enjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule. Typical work environments include long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the home.


While in school, you will be instructed on a broad range of subjects, including infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocial needs, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement and more. The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s CNA program is 96 hours and takes up to five weeks to complete, preparing you to take the Nevada State Board of Nursing exam.

Friends of te Foundation

Friends of the Foundation

Our Team.

Board of Directors
Robert Kidd

Robert Kidd



Charles Perry

Board Chair / Founder


Doug Geinzer,



Mary Liverati



Roger Faselt


Our Staff 

Claudette Lachowicz DNP, MS, RN

CNA Instructor

Mik Staeck RN

CNA Instructor

Madge Rascoe RN

CNA Instructor

Kathy Clemens MSHS, BSN, RN

CNA Instructor

Irie Douville

Office Manager

Sharmaine Lewis CNA

Clinical Assistant

Sydney Strott CNA

Clinical Assistant

Sandy McHaney RN

IV Instructor

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