Board of Directors

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

Deborah Morton-Padilla, Chair | Anritsu Company
Joel Goldsmith, Vice Chair | Retired CEO
Mike Thompson, Treasurer | Thompson Accounting
Jennifer Tate, Secretary | Retired Business Owner
Sandra Asher | Retired Human Resources Professional
Dana Ditmore | Oak Valley Consulting
Jeff Jacobs | Adobe
Erin O’Brien | Community Solutions
Lisa Washington | Corporate Communications
Candice Weaver | Kaiser Permanente

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

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

Rachel Montoya - Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Montoya joined Community Solutions as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. She is a licensed CPA with a BS in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. She has been part of the accounting and finance world for many years, primarily in the for-profit agricultural and service industries. Rachel can be reached at

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

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