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LEADERSHIP MORGAN HILL LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS Leadership Morgan Hill (LMH) honored Community Solutions Chief Development Offi- cer Lisa DeSilva as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Leadership Excellence Award at a celebration/fundraiser at Guglielmo Winery in July. The Leadership Excellence Award recognizes the vision and leadership that advance the spirit of community and charity; reflects courage and insight; and inspires others to lead in a like manner. Lisa DeSilva’s labor is spent on her passion – supporting and improving the lives of the clients of Community Solutions, the outstanding human services agency that serves southern Santa Clara County as well as San Benito County. She loves being able to serve her own local community as part of an organization known for turning around lives of the less fortunate who may be victims of abuse or human trafficking. The event was attended by friends and family as well as community leaders and past recipients of the Leadership Excellence Award — pictured below are Roger Knopf, George Guglielmo, Michael Rubio, Sherry Hemingway, Rosie Bergen, Mike Cox, Dana Ditmore and Joe Aiello. Leadership President Cricket Rubino pre- sented Lisa with the award. Pictures below: Lisa with her two daughters, Leah and Sarah Bernardini and with her brother Manny Vicente. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 gmhtoday.com 35