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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.


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.


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.