LAS VEGAS– AUGUST 14, 2020 -- The Nevada Donor Network Foundation (NDNF) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Marlon as its new foundation chair. Marlon brings over 30 years of healthcare experience in both substance abuse treatment and insurance. As foundation chair, Marlon will help advance NDNF’s vision to drive growth in the healthcare sector and expand transplantation services in Nevada by establishing a transplant institute as well as support the mission of Nevada Donor Work to maximize the gift of life and health through organ, eye and tissue donation.
“Too many times I hear that for ‘real’ healthcare, Nevada residents need to go to California,” said Marlon. “Las Vegas is of the size that we can support organ transplantation beyond kidneys. NDNF is leading the effort to expand transplantation capabilities in our city.”
Marlon is the founder of one of the most successful addiction recovery centers in the country, Solutions Recovery in Southern Nevada. He is the CEO of Vegas Stronger and CrossRoads of Southern Nevada, a local detox and outpatient treatment center. His years of experience have helped support and continue developing this vital community resource. During his time at Sierra Health Services, Marlon managed all reinsurance contracts including interface with the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Transplant Centers of Excellence.
In addition to his new foundation board chair position with NDNF, Marlon serves as the president of the Southern Nevada Association of Addiction Professionals (SNAAP) and serves on the boards of HELP of Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Serving Our Kids Foundation, and the UNLV Soccer Foundation. He founded the CARE Coalition and The Solutions Foundation, both of which combat substance abuse in southern Nevada and help raise awareness about addictive behavior and its consequences. Marlon also helped establish Mission High School, the first recovery high school in the nation, and is helping champion the fight against the opioid epidemic through his foundation, Vegas Stronger. He has also served on the Nevada Attorney General’s Substance Abuse Working Group.
Marlon’s work in the recovery sector earned him the Inspired Excellence Award from Las Vegas HEALS.
In 2018, he received the National Advocacy Award from the Association for Addiction Professionals
(NAADAC). He is a graduate of the Vegas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas program, receiving a commendation from City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and received the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award.
Marlon earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Counseling, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in psychology.
About Nevada Donor Network
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) committed to maximizing the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donation. Established in 1987, Nevada Donor Network is one of only 58 OPOs in the U.S. serving more than 3 million people in the state of Nevada and 113,000 potential transplant recipients across the country. We work collaboratively with hospital staff and community partners to promote research and provide a strong support network to courageous donor families who’ve turned loss into hope.
At Nevada Donor Network, we encourage Nevadans to help individuals in need of life-saving transplants through education, research and action. Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, an affiliate of Donate Life America, whose state-wide efforts encourage Nevadans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information, please visit www.nvdonor.org