Jake is from the Carson Valley and a graduate of Douglas High (class of 2008). Jake went on from there to pursue a career in the Nevada Army National Guard where he is currently a Company Commander and Captain. Jake received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and English Literature from UNR in May, 2013 and his Master of Accountancy from UNR in August of 2014. He has worked in public accounting for Carson Valley Accounting, PricewaterhouseCoopers and in industry for the government, non-profits, and government contractors.
Lisa Whear has lived in Carson Valley for 18 years. She is married and has raised two children with her husband Todd in Carson Valley. Lisa is a permanent cosmetics technician and cosmetologist by trade. Lisa is also an active member of the community and her church. She especially enjoys traveling and spending time with her children, family and friends. Lisa is honored to serve on a board that supports those values she holds dear to her heart in benefit of the community in which she lives.
Board of Directors
Eder Vazquez is originally from Mexico, he has been a long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe, and is well known and respected in the community. Eder is a critical part of the Language Access Service’s Administrative and Interpreting Team at Barton Health, in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He works as a Certified Healthcare Interpreter. In addition, he leads and manages several major programs such as ZipDx; Remote Simultaneous Interpreting Platform, Interpreter Intelligence; On-Line Interpreter Scheduling Program, and 30 plus Video Remote Interpreting Units. He has actively collaborated with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters as a Subject Matter Expert. He has a particular interest in reducing disparities among people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and addresses disparity to access and services in healthcare and social services. His ability to remain calm under pressure is truly unparalleled, and his myriad contributions help make Barton Health a leader in language access.
Certified Public Accountant
Michael G. Millward is an attorney and owner of Millward Law, Ltd., practicing in the Carson Valley. Michael and his family made the Carson Valley their home in 2008 after accepting a clerkship in Minden with District Court Judge David Gamble. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Idaho State University in of 2005, and his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University in May of 2008. Michael’s practice includes Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Property Law, as well as Bankruptcy and Debt Negotiation. Michael has a strong desire to help support the development of the next generation in the Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe area at the most critical portion of their lives. He sees his membership on the Board of Tahoe Youth and Family Services and his way best contributing his knowledge and expertise to support the organization in meeting its goals.
Retired Spanish Professor
Lake Tahoe Community College.
Nicole Bergner lives in South Lake Tahoe with her husband, daughter, and cat. She has 17 years of experience in public education as a teacher and school counselor. Nicole currently teaches as an adjunct instructor for Lake Tahoe Community College in the Counseling Department as well as instructing for their Incarcerated Students Program. Nicole is also the owner of a small design company and co-owns and operates a local store which features local and independent artists' work. She considers family, mental health, and community to be top values and views joining the TYFS board as a way to contribute to her town in an area of her expertise.
Dr. Erin Jones was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. She returned in 2015 to work as a family medicine physician at Barton Family Medicine, treating patients of all ages. Erin joined Tahoe Youth and Family Services’ Board in 2016, wanting to contribute to the community and offer a medical perspective to the organization.
Nancy Barclay is recently retired from Lake Tahoe Community College. She taught Spanish at the college for 20 years and led the World Languages Department. She also taught Spanish at South Tahoe High School and was a bilingual teacher at Al Tahoe Elementary School. Nancy has lived in the Tahoe area of California since 1974. Nancy brings her passion for students and mentoring to Tahoe Youth and Family Services. Now that she is retired she wants to continue to support and empower our local youth. She feels that it is important to give back to her community and embraces the goals and mission of Tahoe Youth and Family Services.
Dr. Erin Jones
Barton Family Medicine.
Lake Tahoe Community College
Certified Healthcare Interpreter
Cheryl Bricker and her husband Cliff have resided in Douglas County for 31 years and raised three children: Erik, Kristen and Kellyn. Cheryl received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her interest in people led her to serving youth and families her entire professional career: Employment Counselor for at-risk youth; Douglas High Counseling Office helping at risk students achieve education and employment goals; and seventeen years as the Executive Director of the Partnership of Community Resources in Douglas County. She is a Leadership Douglas County graduate, holds a Nonprofit Management Certificate from UNR Extended Studies and is a Certified Nevada Prevention Specialist. Serving on the Tahoe Youth & Family Board of Directors allows her to fulfill her passion promoting prevention and support services to children and families while enjoying an active retirement with her husband.
our mission: To promote the healthy development of children, families, and individuals through counseling, mentoring and support programs.
OUR VISION: We envision resilient communities that achieve healthy outcomes through affordable behavioral services. We are an inclusive supportive ally to anyone in crisis.
Tahoe Youth and Family Services