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John Louis DeMello

John Louis DeMello, American psychotherapist, writer. Licensed clinical social worker, California.


  • DeMello, John Louis was born on November 16, 1945 in São Miguel, Portugal. Came to the United States, 1948.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southeast Massachusetts University, 1969. Master of Social Work, University Washington, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia Pacific University, 1982.


    • Postgraduate fellow Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1973-1974. Program director Marin Foundation, San Rafael, California, 1974-1975. Clinical social worker University California, San Francisco, 1976-1981.

      Counselor Hawaii Job Corps, Hilo, 1982-1983. Child protective worker Department of Social Services, 1983-1984. Psychiatric social worker Hilo Counseling Center, 1985-1986.

      Manager John Paul Mitchell Systems, Hilo, since 1988. Vice president University California Hospital Worker's Local 1650, San Francisco, 1979, 80.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed clinical social worker, California.


    • Author: Niagara Curtain, 1984, Cane Roads, 1985, Return of Sebastian's Army, 1986.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Democratic state delegate, Honolulu, 1984, Hilo, 1986, 88, 1st district Democratic vice chairman, Hilo, 1986, 88, co-chairman Sunshine coalition Hawaii Democrats, member state central committee on legislation. Treasurer Big Island Committee for Peace in Center American, 1986, chairman 1987-1988. Coordinator for Island of Hawaii Rainbow Coalition, Friends of Jesse Jackson.

    Member National Association Social Workers (certified). Clubs: Chiefie Mehau Tennis (Hilo).


    • Son of Humberto Medeiros-Borges and Deolinda (Gallego) democratic. Married Gloria Narvaez, December 20, 1978 (divorced April 1981). 1 child, Vannessa.
    • father: Humberto Medeiros-Borges DeMello
    • mother: Deolinda (Gallego) DeMello
    • spouse: Gloria Narvaez
    • child: Vannessa DeMello
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    Born November 16, 1945
    (age 72)