Heidi has been the Executive Director for Project MANA since January 2012! Her previous employment was with Tahoe SAFE Alliance as the Grants Manager for three years. Heidi and her family have lived in Tahoe for 5 years. Prior to moving to Tahoe, Heidi and her family lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior. Her background includes work in the environmental/biology field; specifically in public health, water quality protection, land protection, watershed management, grants management, and consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Biology.
Heidi Allstead - Executive Director
Hayley has been the Program Manager at Project MANA since August 2012! Her previous employment was with Tahoe SAFE Alliance as the Volunteer & Event Coordinator. Hayley has lived in Tahoe for 5 years. Prior to moving to Tahoe, Hayley lived in Seattle, WA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and is working on a Masters of Arts in Development Policy and Practice.
Hayley Adamski - Program Manager
Brian Herlihy joined the team as the Office Manager in October 2012. His prior experiences include working with non-profits in an Office Manager or an Executive Director Assistant capacity. He has lived in the Lake Tahoe area with his wife for over 5 years.
Brian Herlihy - Office Manager
Deidre Ledford - AmeriCorps Member, Nutrition Education Coordinator
Deidre has been the Nutrition Education Coordinator at Project MANA since August 2011! She was born and raised in the small town of Franklin, North Carolina. Deidre received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and went on to obtain her Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment in 2011. While at Duke, her master's project focused on implementing farm to school programs to promote the economic revitalization of an impoverished region of North Carolina. She realized that her passion was in working to provide food insecure community members with greater access to fresher, whole foods--work that she continues to do today with Project MANA. Deidre and her dog, Chewy, happily reside in Kings Beach, CA.
Caitlin Jackson - AmeriCorps Member, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Caitlin has been serving as an AmeriCorps member with Project MANA since August 2011. Caitlin is originally from Hawaii, but before moving to Incline Village to work for Project MANA, she lived in San Francisco, California, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a minor in holistic health from San Francisco State University. Caitlin’s experience and interests lie in community health and nutrition education.