Corey Coleman, MS, BS, BA

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Corey spent the first 12 years of his career perfecting his culinary, leadership, and management skills as a Sous Chef working in three and four-star luxury resorts and restaurants throughout Arizona and Nevada. He oversaw the opening of three restaurants, directly managed staffs of more than 100 employees, oversaw P&L and operating budgets more than one-million dollars, oversaw both front-of-house and back-of-house functions, and implemented effective turn-around and change management strategies that significantly improved quality, service, and profits at multiple establishments including Las Vegas’s famed Bellagio and Sunset Station Hotel and Casino.

Having firsthand knowledge of the flaws in the foster care system, Corey’s desire to help repair broken families became his life’s passion and extended to non-profits and religious organizations all around Las Vegas. For 18 years, Corey performed volunteer counseling and family services for many children and families around the valley. However, Corey realized that he could be more effective and help families better by going back to school to be adequately trained as a therapist. Over seven years, Corey accumulated multiple degrees in the fields of Psychology, Human Services Counseling, Family Studies, and Addictions Treatment, culminating in a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Corey started a private counseling practice and continued to volunteer his time serving the community, but discovered that as much as he wanted to help those in need, the mental health system in Nevada (and the United States) was broken. Small training centers were having little to no impact on repairing the mental health infrastructure and improving mental health in society.  Driven by a continuing desire and passion for helping make a difference in his community, Corey developed a vision for INSPIR3, a mental health training hospital that would produce qualified mental health professionals on a large scale. He has since established a five-year strategic plan that includes revenue-generating models, funding sources/goals, lean business practices and staffing models, treatment modalities, a community partnership focus, and sustainable building designs to ensure INSPIR3’s success. In addition, Corey supplemented his education in the non-profit world through continuing education training for nonprofit management and leadership.

Now, Corey is respected by the mental health community and has identified a wide span of practitioners including psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, certified professional counselors, and social workers that share his passion and vision for providing these essential mental health services throughout the region. Further, Corey has made numerous connections across the valley and established the potential for future partnerships with the many organizations pending funding of INSPIR3, including Three Square, The City of North Las Vegas, the Clark County School District, Southern Nevada CHIPS, Nevada Hand, and NAMI Nevada.  

Corey refuses to let anyone become a statistic of the system and will continue to fight to make sure that mental health in the United States is not overlooked. He lives his life by the following motto,

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”

-Erma Bombeck


 

 

Rebeca Ibarra, MS, BS

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Rebeca has been working with INSPIR3 for the last six years. During that time, she has been responsible for researching, writing and adjusting INSPIR3’s business plan and pro forma financial projections. She is currently responsible for managing the funds of the company, including all donations, accounts payable, and other related documentation. Rebeca has also been responsible for managing all of INSPIR3’s records to date, as well as filing appropriate paperwork and developing relationships with outside companies and community organizations.

Rebeca currently studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology in 2014. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in Biochemistry, with her research focusing on the ubiquitin proteasome system, specifically protein quality control of San1 in the nucleus. Both degrees afforded her a diverse background and allowed her to bring a different perspective, creativity and critical thinking skills to INSPIR3’s team. During her time as a graduate student, Rebeca also taught undergraduate chemistry labs and fully ascribes to and supports the vital need quality educational training plays in the future of our students. Rebeca has been primary author on one peer-reviewed paper and contributing author on two upcoming papers.

Currently, Rebeca works full-time in an organic chemistry lab at UNLV while pursuing her latest educational goal, obtaining an MBA in Healthcare Management at Lee Business School. Upon completion and successful funding of INSPIR3, Rebeca hopes to use her experience and educational attainment to help facilitate INSPIR3’s goals and mission. She has a strong desire to bring mental wellness to Nevada and is never satisfied with simply going through the motions. Rebeca lives by the following motto,

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

-Mahatma Gandhi