The Motivation Behind Our Members

Meet Janine

Motivation. How do we uncover the drive and passion we know is inside us? Health Plan of Nevada has a team member whose story is the very definition of motivation. Her story may just help you discover the inspiration you’ve been searching for.

Janine Sala oversees the Quality Strategy and Performance (QSP) Operations team, as well as the Health Education and Wellness (HEW) and Disease Management (DM) teams, at Health Plan of Nevada. Sounds pretty cool, right?

Janine loves what she does—but it wasn’t always that way. In 2010, she found herself disengaged and unmotivated, two words that didn’t match her ambitious nature. She knew she needed a solution, so she sought out a professional mentor.

Overcoming that feeling and finding the right mentor and career path really saved me. The advice and guidance I received were priceless, but the best part of that time was that I learned a lot about myself. I stuck with it and sought out the resources I needed to move forward. By not giving up, my self-confidence increased tremendously.

— Janine

Pursuing a Passion

As passionate as Janine became about her work at Health Plan of Nevada, she also had a heart for helping those diagnosed with cancer. She wanted to take that same passion and use it to make a difference, no matter how small, so she began volunteering for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Southern Nevada— the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.

Her drive paid off. Today, Janine is considered a fundraising expert among her fellow LLS volunteers. She even became a running coach for LLS Team in Training, coaching teams preparing for endurance events, including marathons and half marathons, all while raising money to help LLS pioneer breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.

I’ve absolutely poured my heart and soul into many fundraising efforts, and I’ve passionately worked to spread the word about this wonderful organization. Volunteering for them just feels right and is so rewarding.

— Janine

Janine’s love for serving and her ability to motivate others to achieve their goals embody our vision for the city and the people we serve (that’s you!). We hope her story helped you realize that motivation is more than a pep talk. It’s finding what drives us and not giving up, even when we feel a little hopeless.

We’re so proud to have Janine on our team, and we can’t wait to see what she achieves next!

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