Taylor has over ten years of experience in public health programming and grant writing. Taylor was instrumental in developing healthcare coalitions in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties, where these coalitions are geared toward taking a “whole community” approach to quality healthcare system delivery prior to and during emergency disasters.
In her role at Partnership, Taylor also serves as Chair of the Douglas County Behavioral Health Task Force, Chair of the Northern Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board, and Vice President of the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition.
Prior to working in public health, she worked in marketing, website development and the delivery of social marketing principles. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Western Governor’s University.
Neyzer hails from Colombia, sharing her public relations, communication and broadcasting experience with the Partnership team. She’s responsible for the 120 percent increase in Latino participation in Partnership events since she joined the organization in 2006.
Her tenacity and passion in working with people shines through in her Latino community outreach events, Spanish newsletters, involvement in school and community functions as well as assistance in grant reporting. Neyzer also leads a Latino women’s group called Fuerza Latina in collaboration with Douglas County Social Services.
ALISA MERINO, MSW (she/her)Youth Coordinator
Alisa Merino is a native to Douglas County. Alisa graduated with her Master of Social Work in 2018 from UNR and is a full-time School Social Worker with our local school district and part-time Youth Coordinator with us. Alisa is driven to make change, while also giving back to this great community. Alisa’s moto is “teamwork makes the dream work” and strives to build a united front while connecting with our youth and local families to support them with any services. Alisa spends her free time teaching dance, playing with her pup Vecca and surrounded by friends and family.
DARIA WINSLOW (she/her)Grant Manager
Daria recently moved to Carson Valley from Southern California but has been coming to the area most of her life. She’s a sixth-generation to Douglas County.
Daria currently holds an Associates of Arts, Criminal Justice from Western Nevada College and recently was conferred her a Bachelor’s of Science, Criminal Justice in May 2020. Daria’s primary role at PDC includes grant reporting, community education and presentations, and outreach. Daria is also member of the Special Victim’s Response Team (SVRT) along with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Family Support Council.
In her free time, Daria loves to be with family and friends, volunteer her time with different agencies, such as the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy, and enjoy beautiful Douglas County.
Audrey has had a varied professional background in both the public and private sector: fiscal and budget analyst, grants management, hotel management, banker, loan officer and in-branch investment officer, office manager, etc. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an Associate of Arts degree from Spokane Falls Community College in Washington. Audrey is a certified Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) with the State of Nevada Veteran’s Services. Being an NVA is her way to volunteer and give back to the local veterans.
DAENA ESCAMILLA (she/her)Community Health Worker
Daena Escamilla has lived in Gardnerville since 2000. She’s been married for 22 years and has two sons: a 19 and 10 year old. In addition to her 18 years experience of cleaning houses, she actively volunteers at the food closet, at local schools, sports events, church and Fuerza Latina as she likes help people in the community. She is a compassionate individual whom works well with others to make sure all goals are achieved, and the standards are meet, She enjoys working with people and strives to not only help them but to make them feel comfortable. Daena also has experience working with immigration paperwork and is excited to learn all the resources to be able to help our community.
ISELA AGUILAR (she/her)Community Health Worker
Isela was born in Jalisco, Mexico and has been living in Gardnerville NV since 2008. She is most proud to share that her most significant accomplishment and inspiration is her beautiful family – her husband and four beautiful and dynamic children that are the reason why she works so passionately.
Isela moved to the USA a few months before she graduated with a Bachelor of International Business. She was hired by Dialysis Clinic, INC in 2012, to serve as the Administrative Assistant and had many promotions along the way: Certified Clinical Dialysis Technician, Preceptor and Vascular Manager. She is immensely happy to be part of that incredible population, with the certainty that my job had direct, positive and powerful impact in the lives of so many. She found a passion in serving her community and assisting them in finding the resources needed for their medical care.
Isela is passionate about charity and social activities. She finds joy in the little things such as spending time at home, reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends as well as traveling. She is a firm believer in the power of prevention; by unleashing the power of prevention through the extensive use of Evidence-Based Practices, we can help our youth, their families and our communities to become healthy and productive.
DANIELA RIVERA (she/her)Community Health Worker
Having originally grown up in California, Daniela has resided in Douglas County for the past 7 years. She is of Hispanic background and is bilingual. She was part of the Douglas High School graduating class in 2018 and is new to Partnership Douglas County. Part of her role at PDC encompasses client-based work as a Community Health Worker and assisting with grant work as an administrative assistant.
Daniela is an animal lover and enjoys spending her time outside admiring the beautiful views that this location offers.