Catherine M. O’Mara, JD
Catherine O’Mara has been named Executive Director of the Nevada State Medical Association as of October 2015. Catherine brings with her a strong legal background and nearly ten years of experience in public policy and government relations.
Prior to joining NSMA, Catherine spent four years as an associate attorney at Snell & Wilmer law firm specializing in government relations and business litigation. In that capacity, Catherine represented business, and non-profit clients in front of administrative and regulatory bodies, at the legislature, and in various judicial tribunals.
Catherine attended Loyola Marymount University (B.A.) and George Washington University (M.A.). While in Washington D.C., Catherine worked in the Congressional offices of Representative Jim Gibbons and Senator John Ensign handling a variety of legislation affecting Nevadans. In 2007, Catherine lobbied the Nevada legislature on behalf of the Ferraro Group, and in 2008, Catherine was a legal extern for the Honorable Brian Sandoval in the United States District Court of Nevada.
Catherine earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings college of the law, where she distinguished herself as a member of the trial team. In 2010, Catherine was selected by her classmates to give the commencement address.
Catherine is a proud native Nevadan and active member of her community. She was a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Reno Sparks program with the Chamber of Commerce and serves on the boards for the Community Health Alliance, Girls on the Run- Sierras, and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School Alumni Association. Catherine enjoys traveling, attending live music and other performances, and spending time with her parents, 8 siblings, and 16 nieces and nephews.
Community and Membership Liaison
Paige Miller joined NSMA in January of 2016 and serves as Community and Membership Liaison. Paige is charged with membership outreach and development and serves as a representative to many organizations such as the tobacco prevention council and the prescription drug round-up committee to connect physicians in with public health initiatives in the community.
She facilitates the association’s social media, communication, and marketing programs. Paige is also responsible for coordinating meetings with the county medical societies and providing staffing support for the public health, medical practice, governmental affairs, and long-term planning/membership commissions.
Paige graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Psychology and Spanish. While at the University of Oregon, she worked in the Developmental Sociobiology Lab. In 2013, she completed a certificate in nutritional consulting at the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, California. Prior to joining NSMA, Paige worked in office support for medical and dental practices and studied, worked, volunteered, and/or traveled throughout Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Paige is fluent in Spanish.
Paige’s interests include health and nutrition, spending time outdoors in the Sierra Nevada, scuba diving, yoga, and traveling. A native Nevadan, Paige is excited to be building her career in Northern Nevada where much of her family lives.