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Our Team

Our Dedicated Team of Professionals

Maria Novella-Simpson


Maria is originally from New York and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. She decided that she wanted to have her own company and launched out in faith. 

As a small business owner, Maria has set high standards for NSPS, to be the best vocational training provider in Southern Nevada. 

Through the journey of helping others, Maria is committed to serving  Nevadans.

Her journey began  as a staffing agency and that is where she established  employer contacts. The business then evolved into a recognized post-secondary school, Nevada School of Professional Studies (NSPS).


School Director

Bonita comes to NSPS with an extensive Workforce Development background. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. Additionally, she is the author of Guilty: The Inside Truth; a national speaker on re-entry and family-reunification issues; a mentor; and a dedicated community-change agent.

Bonita is a dynamic community leader that is known for her relationships, creativity, and innovation. She has over 10 years of workforce development experience. Bonita oversees the overall operations of the school and has the  responsibility over the students' population, school personnel and physical facility. She is responsible for directing the day-to day school operations.

Gena Craig

Senior Enrollment Specialist

Gena joins the NSPS team with over ten (10) years of Workforce Development experience. She has proudly served our country as a Military Veteran. Gena's passion is providing excellent customer service to our community and students. As the Senior Enrollment Specialist, Gena has the responsibility of working with our students and community agencies that offer funding options. 

Jerome Powell-Pollard

Veteran Enrollment Specialist

Jerome proudly served in the United States Army serving 2 tours in combat warzones worldwide as squad leader. While in the United States Army Mr. Powell earned The Meritorious Service Medal & The Army Achievement Medal he obtained his life Insurance and annuities license in 26 states to continue his belief in public service and entrepreneurship. 

Post military Mr. Powell completed his Bachelor of Science at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia with an emphasis on Accounting and Communications. Mr. Powell would become the Supervisor for all Military and Veteran Education of the Post-Secondary college Art Institutes of Philadelphia

Jordan Wilson

Interning Program Assistant

​Jordan  joins our team as an intern from

ResCare Workforce Services. Under WIOA, this program provides youth 16-24 with valuable Work Experience.

Jordan has experience in management, logistic and warehouse.

He has a goal of transitioning into a leadership position in training and education. We are excited to be a part of his journey to success!

We Are All in This Together!

We understand that we are experiencing historic challenges with COVID19. Our team is here for you. We can answer enrollment questions, assist with finding funding options, and referrals to community resources. We will get through this together!