Board of Directors

 

David Langness

Board President; appointed to the board since 10/29/18
David has 30 years of health care communications experience, creating and running large public health projects, communications campaigns and departments for both non-profit and for-profithealth care and Silicon Valley corporations, including UCLA, Comprehensive Care Corporation, The Healthcare Association of Southern California, Tenet Health, Kaiser Permanente and One Planet. David is a founding board member of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles, the large skid row health agency he helped establish in 1985. He served on the board and executive committee of HHCLA for 25 years, and assisted the organization in its growth into the largest Skid Row service agency in the U.S. During the late 1990s he co-conceptualized, helped create and drive the success of California’s Proposition 36, the Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Diversion Initiative—a ground-breaking new law passed by California voters in 2000 that diverts thousands of non-violent first-time offenders from potential incarceration into drug treatment programs. David has served on many non-profit boards, including the Healthcare Leadership Advisory Board of the Gallup Organization and on the board of directors of the Homeless Voicemail Project in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Reed Schreiter

Vice-President; appointed to the board on April 25, 2022

With a Masters of Law degree in taxation, a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Reed brings new skills and energy to the board of directors. He has been the director of PricewaterhouseCoopers for over a decade and worked for the California State Board of Equalization for nearly twenty years. In addition to having a keen eye for detail and law, Reed is co-owner of Culture Shock Yogurt in Grass Valley and Auburn.

Fran Haulman Herbst

Secretary

Fran has a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources planning and interpretation. For nearly twenty years, she worked as a Land Program Manager for the US Forest Service where she received several local awards and two national awards. Her knowledge of natural resources, land management, construction management and forestry directly aids Hospitality House’s outreach efforts and new housing developments.

Steven Castleberry

Past Board President; appointed to the board since 9/25/17
Steven retired from Nevada County in December 2016 as the Director of Public Works, overseeing one of the County largest departments. During his time at the County, he was responsible for all engineering, road maintenance, fleet, sanitation, solid waste and transit activities. Prior to that, Steven served as the Executive Director for the Bay Area Water Transit Authority, Pier 9 in San Francisco and the Deputy Director and Project Development Manager for the Alameda County Transit Authority. As Executive Director, he was responsible for building and operating new ferry transit services on the San Francisco Bay. In this role as Deputy Director for Alameda, Steven developed and oversaw a $1 billion program for Measure B projects which included a series of road and highway capital investments. In addition, he worked with County jurisdictions to win voter approval for a 20-year transportation spending plan that increased taxes.

During the course of Steven’s career, he has served on many Boards, including as Chair for the Oakland SPCA; Vice-Chair of the Oakland Animal Shelter Advisory Commission; Member of the University of the Pacific Industry Advisory Council; Member of the Nevada City Elementary School Site Council; and Member of the Northern Sierra Aquatics Board. Steven is a graduate of Stanford University, earning his Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management. He is also a graduate of the University of the Pacific, earning a Civil Engineering degree with a minor in Geology. Steven lives in Nevada City.

Catherine Ayers

Board Member; appointed to the board since 4/27/20

Catherine’s passion for volunteerism led her to Hospitality House. Before joining the board, Catherine volunteered as a registered nurse via Western Sierra Medical Clinic within the Mobile Health Clinic to help people experiencing homelessness access medical treatment. Her experience as a career health care professional has provided her with expertise in case management, health and wellness, emergency response, infectious disease and communicable diseases. Catherine has severed on several other boards and is currently employed with Agilent Technologies as a global occupational and environmental health nurse.

Jeff Dellis

Board Member, appointed to the board since 7/25/22

Jeff is committed to the betterment of Nevada County. After devoting 31 years to education, Jeff recently retired. He taught locally at Nevada Union High School for a number of years, covering American Government, Politics and Economics. He also most recently led Monterey High School’s Athletic Department. Jeff is married with two children.

Larry Messer

Board Member, appointed to the board since 7/25/22

Larry moved to Nevada County in 1990 with his wife. In 1993, they built and opened a childcare facility and preschool, licensed for 60 children in Penn Valley, which they owned and operated for 23 years. Larry’s licensed construction company, Trinity Builders, has been renovating and building homes locally since 1999. In 2005, he built and opened Wildwood Self Storage in Penn Valley and is currently working on the final expansion of his facility. From 2007 to 2013, he also developed three large, single-family home subdivisions in both Wyoming and North Dakota. Since 2016, he has been on the board for Redemption Youth Ranch in Grass Valley. His greatest achievements include being happily married to his high school sweetheart and a father to six children (three biological and three grafted in). His priorities are God, family, friends, helping others, travel and tennis.

Mark Vieaux

Board Member; appointed to the board since 11/28/16
Mark is a self-employed executive recruiter specializing in licensed civil engineers; associated with water & wastewater treatment industry. A long-time member of Twin Cities Church in Grass Valley, he has led the music for the Children’s Ministry since 2002. Vieaux has performed music for Hospitality House since 2014, mostly folk songs as founder Utah Phillips would have enjoyed. Vieaux has been a Nevada City resident since 2000, is married, with a son and daughter in college.

Jamal Walker

Board Member; appointed June 2021

Jamal is a 30-year resident of Grass Valley. You may have seen him either DJing or singing with various bands over the years or working in partnership with Grass Valley Police Department as their Community Relations Coordinator. Jamal was the impetus behind the Love Walks to stand up for all citizens who have been marginalized and faced mistreatment. He is also the co-founder of  Creating Communities Beyond Bias.

If you’re interested in serving on the Hospitality House Board of Directors, please contact us.

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