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COMMUNITY DIGEST In TIDBITS FOR AND ABOUT GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN GILROY FOUNDATION ROYA WALLACE JOINS STAFF Roya Wallace joined us at Gilroy Foundation as the Events & Marketing Coordinator in May of 2018. She comes to us with event planning experience as the owner of WeddingTech Entertainment as well as marketing and graphics design experience. Originally from Almaden Valley. She has lived in Gilroy for 10 years with her husband, CJ Wallace, son Dylan who is 9 and 2 Belgian Malinois dogs. As the Events and Marketing Coordinator for the Gilroy Foundation she is responsible for fundraising events such the sangria/mimosa wine booth at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, “A Day in the Country” auc- tion fundraiser, as well as other fundraising events. Her marketing experience comes from designing, building and managing websites and social media accounts for numerous local businesses. Her event experience comes from over a decade of wedding and corporate event planning. She’s also been an active participant in the Gilroy Memorial Day Car Show, Gilroy Downtown Car Show. Her company has donated to DreamPower Horsemanship and various local schools. Her goal is to bring a revitalizing energy and a fresh perspective to Gilroy Foundation events.   GO KIDS MEET PICHA WATKINS, NEW COO Go Kids has appointed veteran leader Picha Watkins as Chief Operating Officer, a new position. Picha will immediately assume responsibility for operations, service delivery, expansion initiatives, quality assurance, and regulatory and contract compliance. She will also be instrumental in help- ing the agency ensure that all programs are providing the highest quality services and deepening and extending the agency’s relationships with the families being served. Picha has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and has over 20 years of diverse expe- rience working in the nonprofit sector. She has overseen a wide variety of children’s programs and has built a reputation for her passionate leadership style, expansion success, and her strict adherence to operational excellence. Go Kids is a nonprofit agency that enhances the lives of children and families through the delivery of comprehensive child development services and community involvement. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 gmhtoday.com 41