United Legacy has a dedicated hard working group of volunteers that make our work possible. Please let us introduce to you our Management team.
Deanna Villella — Founder/President
Deanna Founded United Legacy after her brother went missing in 2014. Her family was faced with searching for her brother for 9 weeks, most of which was coordinated by the family. (You can find more information about Christopher’s case under the about section.) She wanted to start an organization that would help bridge the gap between families, law enforcement, and media, to ensure families do not have to go it alone.
Deanna is the mother of 3 boys and is married to her husband Ryan. Before founding United Legacy, she was working as a chef, after having earned her degree in culinary arts. Since founding United Legacy she has been focused on supporting the families that we work with, creating support groups and relationships with other agencies such as the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.
VP/Director of Field and Safety Training