DeAnna ”De” ImelliI
Hello, I am DeAnna ”De” ImelliI came to Douglas County in 1988 when I married my husband, Les. I have a stepson Joe, a daughter Felicia and a son Nate. I was born and raised in Montana and received a Combined Sciences degree at Carroll College in Helena, MT, before moving to Nevada.
Children, and teaching have always been my first love. Before marrying my husband, I was a substitute teacher for several years. This is when I decided teaching was in my blood. However, God had a different idea I was blessed to be a stay at home mom, until our kids were in middle school. I worked as a financial planning administrative assistant for 10 years and then in 2010 I became employed at St. Gall Catholic Church. I have worked in several different positions at St. Gall, I am currently the director of Faith Formation for parents and children K-12, and as an assistant funeral coordinator. I am so blessed to be working at a job that I love.
I know how important it is for children to be raised in healthy, stable and strong families. This can only happen when adults and children have easy access to mental health services and addiction recovery services when they need them. It wasn’t until I received an invitation to possibly join the Board, that I really knew the depth of what Tahoe Youth and Family Services offered. I must admit that I had wrongly assumed that it was only active in the Tahoe basin. As I read the vision and mission of the organization, I realized that it closely aligned with my hopes for our future. Through strong, healthy families we can become a strong, healthy society. Everyone needs some sort of assistance to reach their potential. It is important to have services readily available to help those who struggle through life. TYFS has been providing those services. I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the organization and to help TYFS continue down this path and be the best it can be.
Rod has many years of diversified experience within the educational field. His experiences span a wide range from counseling to classroom teaching to educational administration. The focus of his background has primarily revolved around special education and educational administration. He has participated in leadership positions at the school site level, school district level, county schools’ level and at the State level for both California and Nevada. Among his experiences are writing and directing grant programs, designing, and motivating behavioral program for children, guest presentations and lectures to public and private agencies and university classes, serving on various boards of directors and committees, creating, and managing community-based programs in the private sector and maintaining a private behavioral consulting service. He has taught several graduate classes at different colleges and universities for over twenty years. Rod and his lovely wife, Pat, have called Gardnerville, Nevada their home for over 30 years. They live in Sheridan Acres.
After his retirement he wanted to give something back to his local community. Hopefully as a board member of “The Tahoe Youth and Family Services” he will be able to accomplish his goal.
I have been a resident of Douglas County for over 20 years. As a member of this community who lives here, works here and is raising my family here, I am passionate about services that assist our youth and the families that reside here. I am the Development Director for Carson Valley Health and Co-owner of Project Prom of Northern Nevada. I am an advocate for mental health and substance abuse support and education as I have been personally touched by both in my life. Being a member of the Tahoe Youth & Family Services board allows me to give back to my community through volunteerism, growth and education of much needed resources and services.
David Stevenson’s family moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1977. He went to Meyer’s Elementary, South Tahoe Middle School, and graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1990. He graduated from Sacramento State University in 1994 with a BS in Criminal Justice. He put himself through a police academy in 1994 and was hired by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department in 1995. He has worked various assignments at the Police Department including, patrol, detectives, field training officer, SWAT, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and was selected Chief of Police in August of 2020.
David married his wife in 2001 (Who he has known since he was 5 years old) and moved to Douglas County where he still lives with his three children.
David learned about the services offered by Tahoe Youth and Family Services through his work and used them as an important community resource for many years. David appreciates the service and dedication TYFS provides to area youth and families and is honored to be on the board.
In 1971 I helped establish Tahoe Youth and Family Services (then called Awakening Peace and later Tahoe Human Services) and served as its Executive Director for ten years. After leaving TYFS I ran my own campaign consulting firm, Price Campaign Solutions, and for 40 years I provided services to non-partisan candidates and initiative campaigns in Northern California. I also served as a District Director for a California State Assemblyman and Chief of Staff for a United States Congressman. I met my wife, Kerry Campbell-Price in Tahoe where both of our children were born. I’m currently retired and live with Kerry in Santa Rosa.
I know from first-hand experience that TYFS saves lives. I served on the frontlines during the 1970s and 80s when overdoses and bad trips were all too common. I have a lifelong interest in the mental and physical health of young people that started with my education and work in South Lake Tahoe. I embrace the opportunity to share the experience and skills I have gained over the years with an organization that I helped establish so many years ago. This opportunity to give back to the families and youth in the community where my adult life started gives me purpose and joy.