Board of Directors
Sean Pascoe, Board Member
Born in a law enforcement family and bred in Las Vegas, Sean found his passion for public service at an early age. While living away from Las Vegas, at the age of fourteen, he began volunteering with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Later, upon return to Las Vegas, he continued his volunteer work with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. As Sean wished to serve his community on a national level, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, attending basic training in Cape May, NJ. He then attended the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Currently, Sean is a police officer with the LVMPD and has served his agency and community in numerous way, including acting as Truancy Diversion Judge with Clark County School District. While working in patrol, Sean received the “meritorious “award for his actions on a dynamic call for service, which was broadcasted on the reality T.V show, “Cops”. Sean maintains his status in the USCG Reserves as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist, Petty Officer 2nd Class. He is currently attached the Port Security Unit 311, which is responsible for ant-terrorism and force protection missions. In 2017, Sean deployed to South Korea, providing security for hundreds of US soldiers and foreign military members.
Joe Schloss, Board Member
Joe Schloss is a 7-year veteran of police work in Southern California where he grew up and is currently employed. During his time in law enforcement he has served as a Terrorism and Cyber Liaison Officer, Patrol Rifle team member, Search and Rescue Police Advisor, and Homeless Task Force Officer. Moreover, he is recognized by the courts as an expert in drug recognition.
In addition to his public service as a Police Officer, Joe is a Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard where he has forward deployed to multiple theaters in support of Anti-terrorism / Force Protection missions. Joe has received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Global Studies with an emphasis in socio-economics and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.
With a strong public service background and experience in outreach and engagement, it is no wonder that Joe further seeks to help other public servants and military members in need. As a board member of Heroes of America Foundation, Joe is provided the opportunity to do just that.
Jessica Barr, Board Member
Jessica Barr moved to Henderson, NV from Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UNLV and then her Masters in Advanced Teaching and Leadership, with her Administrative license, from Sierra Nevada College. Currently, Jessica is pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California - Los Angeles. Jessica is passionate about education and teacher advocacy. She serves as the Executive Program Coordinator for Pinecrest Academy of Nevada where she focuses on data analysis and visualization, evaluation, grant writing, and policy.
Justin Williams, Board Member
After graduating from Bakersfield High School, Justin moved to Las Vegas with the aim to work in law enforcement. With this pursuit in mind, he actively involved himself in the local community, becoming a mentor for the Clark County School District, as well as a volunteer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Upon volunteering, Justin wished to further his passion, and he thus participated in the Trauma Intervention Program and became an Explorer with LVMPD. Currently, Justin is an LVMPD police officer and works as a SWAT negotiator. In addition to law enforcement, he is pursuing a business degree. In his off-time, you can find him singing with great vigor, or finding his next travel destination.
Tyler Mleczko, Board Member
Tyler Mleczko was born in Las Vegas in October of 1988. While in grade school, Tyler Mleczko moved to Germany with the military and resided there until 2007. In 2007, Tyler Mleczko moved back to Las Vegas to pursue a degree in Business Administration. While pursuing his degree, Tyler Mleczko joined the ranks of the Nevada Highway Patrol. Since, Tyler Mleczko has been a Trooper for the past eight years. Trooper Mleczko is currently assigned as an investigators for the Southern Command’s regional fatal team. Trooper Mleczko has been doing reconstruction work for over four years. In addition to being a Trooper, Tyler Mleczko serves our country as a reservist in the United States Coast Guard. He is currently stationed at a counter terrorism unit in Long Beach, California.
Christopher Pascoe, Board Member
Christopher is a proud Las Vegas native. He has sought to improve his community in various ways, and from 2014- 2017, he volunteered for the Clark County School District as an acting Judge for the Truancy Diversion Program. The program allowed him to inspire the minds of Nevada’s youth and to implement procedures to reduce the number of truant students in Clark County. In addition to his civilian career, Christopher is dedicated to serving his country, and in 2013, he joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve, Department of Homeland Security. Since then, has deployed in support of humanitarian efforts, as well as military operations to include Operation Enduring Freedom. Christopher continues to further his education with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications.
Christopher cofounded the Heroes of America Foundation to continue his volunteer service, with the desire to “give back to the givers.” He believes wholeheartedly that “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” (Mahatma Gandhi).
Lauren Douglas, Board Member
Lauren was born and raised in Las Vegas. She is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she received her Bachelors in Nursing. After graduating from UNLV, she began working at Sunrise Hospital, specializing in pediatrics. While working as a pediatric nurse, Lauren had a strong urge to travel, but still wanted to provide care to young patients. With the support of friends and family, Lauren moved to Austin, Texas and worked at Dell Children's Hospital, where she worked in the pediatric neurology and rehab unit. Lauren is currently working at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Lauren is no stranger to assisting those who are in need. During the launch of the Heroes of America Foundation, Lauren was working around the clock giving care to patients affected by Hurricane Harvey. Lauren is a passionate and caring individual who wishes to make a difference in the lives of patients she treats.
Marya Rodriguez, Board Member
Mayra Rodriguez is a real estate professional and the co-owner/lead agent of the Rivera Real Estate Group within Century 21 Americana, the Rivera Group was the #1 Top Producing Team in the company last year for 2018. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2013 with a double bachelor degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During her high school and undergrad years Mayra volunteered her time with LVMPD's Law Enforcement Explorer Program as Explorer Captain for 4 years and as Explorer advisor after aging out of the program. Was also part of LVMPD's 1st Volunteer Patrol Services Representative academy class and at the same time worked at the Clark County Detention Center. After graduation, with the desire to serve our community, Mayra made the decision to obtain her real estate license and entered into the real estate industry. Mayra’s goal is to grow a successful business, but more importantly to create a real estate safe nest for her clients, a place where they can trust 100% that all of their real estate needs are being taken care of with the upmost integrity and honesty. Mayra is a current Premier Agent client with the Mike Ferry Organization, known as the global leader in real estate training. Mayra was recognized as one of the "Top 5 agents under the age of 30" for 2017 with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and as "Top 25 Women in Real Estate" with the Women's Council of Realtors. Mayra's passion and goal is to serve the community, as a real estate professional, by properly guiding and informing her community as she helps them accomplish the dream of homeownership.