Headshot of Maureen Schafer, M.B.A.

Maureen Schafer, M.B.A.

Chief of Staff
Department(s): Medicine
Office: University Medical Center - 2040 Building
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-0354
Fax: 702-895-0074
Email: maureen.schafer@unlv.edu


Maureen Schafer has established herself as one of Nevada’s leading CEOs and leaders in the healthcare industry.

Schafer currently leads the Council for a Better Nevada, a local community organization whose purpose is to positively impact Nevada issues of critical community interest. Most recently, Schafer served as chief corporate development officer for LifeNexus, Inc., a start-up mobile healthcare technology company.

She led the 2009 expansion and directed operations for the Cleveland Clinic Nevada as its chief emerging business officer. Such leading organizations rely upon her keen insight and observations. She is a national advisory member of the O’Connor Judicial Selection Initiative, a board founded and chaired by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She is also an advisory member of the Stanford Center for Longevity, chairs the working group for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Center for Safe Sport and is the current chair of the Nevada Community Foundation.

Schafer received her MBA and BS from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

As chief of staff for UNLV Medicine, Schafer serves as a key member of the its executive staff, responsible for the central coordination of operations and planning, and ensuring timely flow of information to and from the executive office.