Board of Directors

Community Solutions is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who live in and represent the communities we serve.

Robin Parsons, Chair | Kaiser Permanente
Deborah Morton-Padilla, Vice Chair | Anritsu Company
Mike Thompson, Treasurer | Thompson Accounting
Lisa Washington, Secretary | Corporate Communications
Janie Mardesich, Immediate Past Chair | Del Monte Foods
Sandra Asher | Retired Human Resources Professional
Dana Ditmore | Oak Valley Consulting
Joel Goldsmith | Retired CEO
Jeff Jacobs | Adobe
Erin O’Brien | Community Solutions
David Swing | Morgan Hill Police Department
Jennifer Tate | Retired Business Owner
Kyra Whitten | LAM Research

Erin O’Brien, LCSW - President & CEO

Erin O’Brien was appointed as President & CEO in January 2003, after holding the positions of Chief Operations Officer and Clinical Director. She has been with Community Solutions since 1998. Erin can be reached at 1.408.497.5056 or erin.obrien@communitysolutions.org.

Lisa Davis - Chief Operations Officer

Lisa Davis joined Community Solutions as Chief Operations Officer in 2013. She has 30 years of experience in the mental health field and an extensive background in youth and family services. Lisa can be reached at 1.408.846.4715 or  lisa.davis@communitysolutions.org.

Diane Ratcliff - Chief Administrative Officer

Diane joined Community Solutions in October 2015 with over 30 years of experience in operations, human resources and organizational development for technology, K-12 education management, and non-profit organizations. Diane can be reached at 1.408.846.4798 or diane.ratcliff@communitysolutions.org.

JoAnn Davis - Interim Chief Financial Officer

joann.davis@communitysolutions.org 

Lisa DeSilva - Chief Development Officer

Lisa DeSilva was a founding member of the agency’s Sexual Assault Services in 1981 and has held numerous direct services and management positions over the years. She has been the Chief Development Officer since 1999. Lisa can be reached at 1.408.846.4717 or lisa.desilva@communitysolutions.org 

I don’t know where I’d be without the help of Community Solutions. It provides me with stability. It means having support and people who believe in me. [Today] I am going to school. I am respecting myself. I am appreciating myself more.

Melanie, age 19, FSP-TAY Program

I no longer feel alone. I know I have an entire community that is ready to support me if I need it in the future.

Marta, age 40, Solutions to Violence

There's a lot of good things happening here. And I'm living proof of that. Change is possible.

John, age 49, FSP Criminal Justice Services Program

My grandson and my entire family would not have made it through this trying time without you. We were so lost and you helped us through.

Gloria, age 50, FIRST 5
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