Ms Hillyard-Manley has lived in Northern Nevada for 25 years. She has been working in the social service field, both the private and public sectors, providing assistance to children and young adults with mental health and developmental disabilities. She is currently employed by the State of Nevada Department of Child and Family Services as a Wrap Around Supervisor, providing targeted case management for children at risk. Ms Hillyard-Manley has raised two active girls and has instilled in them a desire to help others. She is now enjoying them as they enter young adulthood.