HSS Staff

Winter Lipson
Administrative Assistant
Winter Lipson joined the NSHE System Office in August 2007. She worked at the front desk for seven years, and after a promotion, she is now a part of the HSS team as the department’s administrative assistant. Winter graduated from the College of Southern Nevada in 2012 with high honors, and earned her B.A. in English along with a minor in Sociology from Nevada State College in May 2015. She spends a portion of her personal time participating in community-based kindness projects. Winter also volunteers for a few non-profit organizations including Brides Against Breast Cancer, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada in which she became a mentor for in 2008.

Lee Quick
Manager of Health Sciences
Lee Quick is the manager for health sciences at the NSHE. Ms. Quick was Program Director of residential treatment facilities for chronically mentally ill adults in Atlanta and Las Vegas. She was also a Senior Project Manager and later Director of Project Management for advertising agencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Most recently, Ms. Quick was the Director of the Supportive Services Department for the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority.

In addition to her professional commitments, Ms. Quick has worked extensively as a volunteer and board member for several community-based, charitable organizations in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 

Ms. Quick earned her B.A. in Psychology from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, her M.S. in Psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  Ms. Quick completed a Legislative Fellowship Program with the Women’s Research and Education Institute, working with a Chief of Staff in a congressional office on Capitol Hill.

Tessa Stewart
Manager of Public Affairs
Tessa Stewart has been with the HSS since early 2007, currently working in a part time capacity in a government and public affairs and communications role.  Tessa works on communication and messaging strategies for the Health Sciences Systems for both internal and external audiences, including a monthly newsletter to a wide audience highlighting the work of the HSS and the health science programs from the individual higher education institutions. She previously worked in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Harry Reid in a longtime communications and media advisory role.