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Board of Directors


Sondra Cosgrove

Board President

Donna Street Community Center Inc. 

Sondra Cosgrove has been a Las Vegas resident since 1986 and is a history professor and the Executive Director of Vote Nevada, a local nonprofit.  Sondra received a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with areas of specialization in the U.S. West, Native American History, and Latin America.  Currently, Sondra is a full-time professor at the College of Southern Nevada and is actively involved in a wide range of college service, such as working with the Women’s Alliance.  As the Executive Director of the nonpartisan Vote Nevada Sondra engages in community outreach and civic empowerment as well as advocacy for civil rights. 

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Lisa Mayo-DeRiso

Board Vice President


Established in 1992, Mayo & Associates is a Las Vegas based consulting firm specializing in Integrated Marketing Communications; business development, marketing, public relations, and community outreach consulting. In addition, we provide consulting services in, strategic planning, and relationship consult, in both private and public sectors. Board Member American Red Cross (2003 to 2006), Co-founder Protectors of Tule Springs (2005 to 2015), Co-Founder Save Red Rock (2003 to 2015), Founder, Northwest Residents for Responsible Growth (2008 to present); Board Member Nevada Conservation League (2007-2009), Open Space Advisory Committee (2009); Board Member Lili Claire Foundation (2004 to 2009); Scenic Nevada Board (2009 to 2014); Scenic Nevada Board Advisor (2015 to present); Board Member and Vice Chairman USO Las Vegas; (2013 to 2019);; Board Member Variety Learning Center (2016 to 2018); Task Force Member “Break Free CCSD” (2016 - present); Founding Board Member Citizens Task Force for Voter Rights (2014 to present); Member Vegas Valley Rim Trail; 4 (2010 to 2014); Board Member Power 2 Parent (2014 to 2017); Member Red Rock Trails Committee (2018-present); Board Member Battle Born Conservative Women’s PAC (2018); Co-Founder and Member NevadansCAN (2016 to present); Bonanza High School Organizational Team (SOT) Member (2015 to present); Scenic Nevada Advisory Board 2000-present; Director of Communications Awareness Is Prevention 2020-present; Co-founder Community Schools Initiative 2020-present; Donna Street Community Center Inc, Secretary 2021-present.


Tequila Hall

Board Secretary

Tequila Rose Hall is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Mississippi and Nevada. She first obtained a an Associate’s Degree in Human Service from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She graduated from USM with a Bachelor degree in Social Work. Ms. Hall also obtained her Master’s Degree in Social work with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was employed with the Mississippi Child Protection Agency for 10 years where she held various positions. While employed at CPS Tequila served on the Governor’s Task Force for Human Trafficking. She also supervised a program which was, Rescued 100 which was a faith based program that recruited foster homes. She has served on the board for Hancock County Housing Authority. She also was a member of the Hancock County Human Resource Agency which would oversee daycares, Senior Citizen Centers and the Meals on Wheels program.Tequila also has served as a ball captain, parade captain and Vice President for the Krew of Diamonds and the Krew of Real People. She was one of the organizers for the only Juneteenth Celebration in Hancock County. Ms Hall was also one of the organize Tequila is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Tequila is currently employed as a Social Worker with the school district. She is very excited to be a part of the Donna Street Community Center Board of Directors.

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Dr. Douglas L. Garner

Board Member


Crenshaw H. S. Los Angeles California (1971). Bachelor of .Science, Kinesiology California State University Hayward (1978). Teacher Education Program, California State University Hayward (1979). Master’s in Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas (2004). Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Cognitive Development and Clinical Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas. 

Two-time N.C.A.A National Triple-Jump Champion (1978-1979).

4th Place Long-Jump N.C.A.A National Championships (1979).

Northern California Athlete of the Year (1980).

Runner-up Track and Field Congress National Championships.

Two Time Olympic Trials Finalist (1980 & 1984).

Induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame (1990 & 2016).

Served as Athletes Liaison for U.S.A Track and Field (1988-1996).

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Aariel Williams

Board Member

Aariel values the power of community and education to help create positive change. 


After graduating from Culver City High School, Aariel moved to Austin, Texas to attend St. Edward’s University where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Political Science. In May 2021, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from University of Las Vegas, Nevada - William S. Boyd School of Law.  


Officer Arnold Parker

Board Member

PO 2 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  

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