Gladys Wilson

Gladys Wilson

Program Manager, Refugee Resettlement

Summary

Gladys Wilson has accumulated over twelve years of experience working with both international and national non-profit organizations. She received her degree in international studies with a minor in psychology from Sierra Nevada College. Gladys is a native of Honduras, and has dual citizenship in Honduras and the United States.

Serving as the supervisor to the refugee resettlement program at the Northern Nevada International Center, Gladys brings her vast experience working in different programs and with diverse ethnic groups to the forefront. As part of the leadership team, Gladys has overseen the resettlement of over 200 refugees over the last four years, including finding them a home, providing cultural orientation, ensuring processes for health screening, placing individuals in a job, processing social security cards and state IDs, connecting them with health and human services, and enrolling children in school and adults in English classes and higher education. Her focal point remains empowering clients by connecting them with the resources available to them, which can offer individuals and families the options and services required meeting their comprehensive needs. This helps individuals to thrive and break through social, economic and cultural barriers and allows them to rebuild their lives, integrate into the American culture, and become productive members of the Reno community by achieving sustainable independence and self-sufficiency.