Maureen Schafer

Executive Director


Maureen Schafer is the President and CEO of the Schafer Company, LLC, providing specialized growth, strategic, and operations advisory services to private, public and non-profit institutions. Portfolio clients span the healthcare, K-20 education, communications, media and real estate sectors. 

Schafer is currently the President & CEO of the Nevada Health & Bioscience Asset Corporation. She was previously the UNLV School of Medicine’s founding Chief of Staff in 2014 to launch Las Vegas’s first four-year public allopathic medical school. Schafer was the Chief Emerging Business Officer for Cleveland Clinic Nevada after leading the Las Vegas-based non-profit Keep Memory Alive’s (KMA) merger with the Cleveland Clinic as its Chief Executive Officer. She also leads a Nevada-based CEO group, the Council for a Better Nevada (CBN) as its Executive director. She is a Director on the board of the Able Channel, Inc. 

Ms. Schafer participates in various community & social board engagements. Current board affiliations include the Stanford Center for Longevity, Conservation International (Leadership Council) and the education group Opp180. Past engagements include a founding Commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security and as Chairman of the Nevada Community Foundation, where the Foundation’s endowment grew from $13 million to $150 million under her leadership. 

Ms. Schafer holds a BS and an MBA from the George Washington University. (GWU) She is currently pursuing an MLA in Government from Harvard University. She has attended the Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Seminar.

Ms. Schafer attended GWU on a soccer scholarship and rowed on the School’s crew team. She has competed in the New Zealand and Hawaii World Championship Ironman race, and the Ultra Marathon Des Sables.