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LEADERSHIP GILROY MIKE LUEVANO, NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Leadership Gilroy welcomes Mike Luevano as their new Executive Director. Mike brings a great blend of experience and knowledge to us via his past work for other local non-profi ts organizations, including Rebekah Children's Services and Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Mike is looking forward to bringing his own brand of enthusiastic leadership to our organization and also to working with the class and the community. “I believe in Leadership Gilroy wholeheartedly and know fi rsthand the widespread impact the program has for our gradu- ates and our community,” says Luevano. “After all, as the saying goes, leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders.” When Mike is not working or spending time with his daughters, Ava (13) and Brooklyn (4), you will most likely find him on a golf course or volunteering with other local non-profit organizations. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Gilroy Class of 2017! MT. MADONNA SCHOOL SUMMIT FOR THE PLANET The 14th annual Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration and Eco-Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. 11:00am-1:30pm, free admission. See kids’ solar vehicle races, eco-carnival games, face painting, pony rides, live wildlife and reptile exhibits. Enjoy organic foods and sweet treats, live music, learning expo and an Upcycled Fashion show, featuring creatively-designed outfi ts made from recycled packaging, fabrics and other items. Hosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road (near Mount Madonna County Park). Information at SummitforthePlanet.org “The annual Summit for the Planet connects the MMS school community with local organizations and businesses supporting the environment and teaching young people the importance of steward- ship,” commented Head of School Mary Supriya McDonald. “It’s a day of play and fun for families and all the visitors who join us on the mountaintop.” LEADERSHIP MORGAN HILL SHEILA MURPHY, NEW PROGRAM FACILITATOR Murphy brings a wealth of experience and background to the position from Teaching and Leadership, to Business/Management experience and Technology. Sheila has those important Personal Attributes of being collaborative, innovative, patient, empathetic, well organized and data-driven. These are so important to oversee the class as they go through their 13 week / 60+ hours of training and project experience. Murphy previously served as a Principal, Executive Director for Human Relations and as an Instructional Coach for the Milpitas and San Jose School Districts. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and is also a Certified Life Coach. She has done research on various cultural issues throughout her career and her extensive teaching experience is a major asset for the Leadership program and its students. Sheila says she is very excited to be a part of the Leadership Morgan Hill Program and looks forward to continuing her involvement with her students in the Morgan Hill Community. She has stepped right in and started with the new class of 21 members for the 2020 year. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SPRING 2020 gmhtoday.com 69