Partnership Douglas County

We promote a healthy community through education and resource connection.

About Us

Partnership Douglas County serves Northern Regional Behavioral Health Policy Board regions(s): The Northern Region consists of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties, stretching across 8,049 square miles in northwestern Nevada. The total population of the Northern Region, close to reaching 200,000, is largely rural in nature, with several city hubs including Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton, and Fernley.

The Northern Regional Behavioral Health Board priorities include:

  • Obtain sustainable funding for current crisis stabilization and jail diversion programs (MOST, FASTT, CIT, and Carson Tahoe Mallory Crisis Center)
  • Increase behavioral health workforce with the capability to treat all ages across
  • Increase access to treatment in all levels of
  • Increase access to affordable and supported
  • Develop services to support continuity of care (e.g. continuation of medication/ service connection with community health worker, and peers).

View the Northern Regional Behavioral Health Resource Guide

Partnership Douglas County chairs and facilitates the Douglas County Behavioral Health Taskforce. Through the local taskforce we support and report to the Northern Board on joint priorities and initiatives in Douglas County.

Partnership Douglas County meetings and membership include representation defined by the twelve sectors as outlined in the DFC Act of 1997 including:

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Businesses
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Organizations serving youth
  • Law enforcement
  • Religious or fraternal organizations civic or volunteer groups
  • Healthcare professional or organizations
  • State, local, and tribal government agencies
  • Other local organizations involved in reducing substance use

Meet Our Team

DARIA SINGERExecutive Director
Daria is a sixth generation Nevadan and has been at Partnership since 2016. During her time here she has held the roles of Prevention Coordinator, Executive Assistant, Grant Manager, and as of March 2022 Executive Director. Daria holds an Associates of Art from Western Nevada College and a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice. In support of her role, Daria is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational and Project Management from Western Nevada College.

In her free time Daria loved to be outdoors, with family, and working her second job as a Reserve Deputy for Douglas County.

NEYZER TORRESBilingual Prevention Coordinator
Neyzer is 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.

Neyzer hails from Colombia, sharing her public relations, communication, and broadcasting experience with the Partnership team.

ARACELI VALADEZPrevention Coordinator
Araceli is a first-generation college graduate who earned an Associates of Arts at Western Nevada College and obtained two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2022. At Partnership Douglas County, she focuses on outreach and building connections to share resources with parents and youth.

Araceli was born and raised in Northern Nevada. During her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and furry pals, as well as traveling for avant-garde experiences.

DAENA ESCAMILLAAdministrative Assistant
Daena likes to help people in the community. She is a compassionate individual who works well with others and strives to make them feel comfortable. In addition to her 18 years of experience of cleaning houses, Daena actively volunteers at the food closet, schools, sports events, church and Fuerza Latina. Additionally, she has experience working with immigration paperwork and is excited to learn about all the resources to to help our community.

Daena has lived in Gardnerville since 2000. She’s been married for 22 years and has two sons.

JASMINE PERALTACommunity Outreach Coordinator
Jazzy has dual bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. As a bilingual coordinator, she leads our community presentations and outreach education with a focus on connecting adults and seniors to resources in Douglas County. She aims to uplift the community by enhancing general knowledge and access to local resources for improving mental health and preventing substance use and abuse.

Jazzy plays soccer in four different leagues in Carson and Reno. She also loves going to the gym.

ELLE PRAXCommunications Specialist
Elle has a passion for multimedia communications and community enrichment. She first joined Partnership Douglas County as a youth volunteer, then later hired on as a Communications Coordinator from 2012-2016. Elle also worked for Habitat for Humanity while attending Arizona State University for a bachelor’s in mass communication and media studies. Today, she continues to earn relevant media credentials such as ecommerce marketing, paid acquisition, and intercultural skills.

Elle was born and raised in the Philippines. She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, especially over food. She also has two chihuahuas – Lola and Fifi.

Board Members

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