Brian Mitchell was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval as Director of the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. In this role, Mr. Mitchell advises the Governor on STEM education, workforce, and economic development policy, staffs the STEM Advisory Council, and oversees the mapping and development of broadband in Nevada. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mitchell served as an education advisor to Governor Sandoval during the 2015 legislative session. Before moving to Nevada for the session, Mr. Mitchell served as a senior advisor to Governors Sandoval and Gibbons in the Governor’s Washington DC office, representing the state to Congress and the executive branch on education, healthcare, and homeland security issues. Mr. Mitchell graduated from Brigham Young University and lives in Carson City with his wife and three children.
Jojo Myers Campos
Broadband Development Manager
Jojo Myers Campos serves as the state Broadband Development Manager for the Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology. In this role she coordinates with key partners in education, healthcare, transportation, and public safety, the planning, mapping, and procurement of broadband services throughout the state of Nevada. She has a strong background in Economic Development as the Director of Corporate Development for the Northern Nevada Development Authority, where she worked with numerous counties, government agencies, and industry specialists on special initiatives and advanced projects. She also managed western Nevada for Frontier Communications fostering strategic innovation projects, fiber to the home developments, and expanding Frontier’s footprint by creating new, sustainable, from the ground up business expansion projects. Ms. Myers Campos and her husband love spending time with their 3 grandkids and live in the Dayton Valley Golf Community where they get to enjoy their passion for golf any day of the week.
STEM Program Manager
Tracey Gaffney is the STEM Program Manager for the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. In this role, she works with teachers and administrators to implement best practices in STEM classroom instruction as well as with schools seeking to receive the Governor’s STEM School designation. She also manages OSIT’s grants and funding opportunities. Tracey previously worked as an elementary teacher and as a STEM Instructional Specialist with a focus on Project-Based Learning. She holds a Master of Education in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in STEM Education, the latter of which she earned as part of the Lemelson Cohort IV at the University of Nevada, Reno. Through all of her work with Nevada’s teachers and students, she is driven by her passion to increase access to STEM for all of Nevada’s students. Tracey lives in the Tahoe area and in her down time, she enjoys exploring what the Sierra has to offer!
Debra joined the office as the Administrative Assistant after moving to Reno from Henderson, Nevada where she worked as an Executive Assistant for an engineering firm for the last 14 years. Previous to that Ms. Petrelli was a legal secretary in Reno and served as a Committee Secretary for Senate Finance during the 2001 Nevada Legislative Session. Prior to that she lived in Ely, Nevada for about 11 years. In Ely she was the Executive Secretary for the Seventh Judicial District Court, Department 2 after serving several years as Child Support Coordinator for the White Pine County District Attorney’s Office.