Nevada's College Savings Plans Board Members

About the Board

Pursuant to NRS 353B.005, and AB475 the Board of Trustees consists of six members: the State Treasurer, an ex-officio nonvoting member who may name a designee to serve on the Board on his behalf; the Director of the Office of Finance (formally known as the Department of Administration), or designee; the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, or a designee; and three members appointed by the Governor.  The State Treasurer or his designee shall serve as the nonvoting member of the Board.

Board Members

Zach Conine

State Treasurer, Board Chair


Donna Stanfel, MBA

SVP, Retail Market Manager, Nevada State Bank

As a seasoned professional with more than 19 years of banking experience, Donna currently manages 9 retail locations in the valley, which entails all daily operations such as human relations, operational integrity, sales efforts, and strategic direction.

Her colleagues assist clients by reviewing their banking relationship to identify their financial needs and goals and serving as an advisor to help them achieve those goals.

Donna earned a bachelor's degree in business from UNLV as well as her MBA through the UNLV Executive MBA program. As a resident of Southern Nevada for over 25 years, she enjoys giving back to the community. For the past 10 years she has coordinated Nevada State Bank's support of Junior Achievement, including fundraising efforts and volunteer activities, and has served on their Education Committee. Donna is also a Las Vegas Leadership Alumna, which expands her reach and connection with other leaders in the community.

She is committed to be a lifelong learner and just started the rigorous Graduate Banking program offer by The Pacific Coast Banking School. Looking to apply her personal experience and appreciation as a Millennium Recipient with her knowledge of the financial industry and education offerings in Southern Nevada, she accepts this appointment looking to add value to the programs.


Lisa Cano-Burkhead

Governor Appointee

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Lisa Cano is a first generation American who has spent her life educating Nevada's kids. Her parents came to Las Vegas in 1965 to give their children a better life and secure the American dream. Her father worked his way up through Las Vegas casinos, starting as a porter and later becoming a black jack dealer. Her mom started at Hudson cleaners before becoming a seamstress at the Las Vegas Hilton where she worked on a variety of shows, including Elvis and Gladys Knight.


Though her parents only had an elementary level schooling, they installed in Lisa the value of education as the one investment you can make in yourself that will pay off for life. While a 9th grade student at KO Knudson, the principal asked Lisa to help two new students from Ecuador learn English since the school didn't have the resources to provide English Language classes. The experience helping her peers learn English and the inspiration instilled by her parents set her on a course to make education and education advocacy her life's work. 


After graduating from the University of Redlands, with a double major in English and Spanish and her teacher credential, Lisa returned to Nevada to teach. She spent a decade teaching English and Spanish in Clark County schools before becoming the Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Eldorado High School. Always focused on how to empower and encourage students, Lisa worked with students in and out of the classroom to develop their voice and leadership skills so they would be ready for the world. 


Lisa spent several years as chief of staff to Northwest Region Superintendent Richard A. Carranza, before returning to the classroom as a principal. For the past six years, she served as principal at Foothill High School and instituted critical reforms to help turnaround the school and improve education. In 2021, after 25 years as an educator, she retired from the Clark County School District but that hasn't stopped her from serving the community and making education a foundational element in children's lives. She currently teaches educators on how to better connect with students and build classrooms that fosters learning and, as the former Lt. Governor, served as a public advocate for education. 


Lisa and her husband Jeffrey live in Las Vegas and she serves her most important role as mother to three daughters, Taylor, Raquel and Sofia.

Robin Hager

Board Member Designee for the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education

Robin Hager was appointed in August of 2023 after having served on the Board as the Designee for the Governor’s Finance Office. Robin currently serves as the Budget Director at the Nevada System of Higher Education, prior to which she served as the Deputy Director of the Governor’s Finance Office. She has worked for the State of Nevada since 2006 and has experience working for different state departments including the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Nevada Legislature. Robin has an MBA from Texas A&M and a BS in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno.



Michael Rankin

Deputy Director Governor's Finance Office
Michael Rankin was appointed by Governor's Finance Office Director Amy Stephenson in July of 2023. Michael holds a BS in Human Resource Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has worked for the State of Nevada since 2013 and along with his experience in budgets, he also has experience in human resources and fleet management. In his current role as an Executive Branch Budget Officer, he is responsible for collaborating with Executive Branch agencies to produce the Governor's executive budget as well as working in partnership with senior state leaders on budget guidelines based on the Governor's priorities.