Annelisa Polk – Trustee

A. B. in Public Policy Occidental College (1989)
Masters in Education, UNLV (1993)

Elementary School Teacher, Clark County School District (22 years)

Annelisa is a Las Vegas native who has devoted the last 9 years to understanding childhood cancer and its effects on patients and their families.  In August of 2006, Annelisa’s eldest child was diagnosed with ALL, an event that indeliably impacted Annelisa’s entire family.

Annelisa actively volunteers in the community.  She commits time and energy to Candlelighters by co-coaching the Runners for Candlelighters team, assisting at the Superhero 5K, and helping at the Candlelighters office in a variety of capacities.