It’s been a busy few months for Leroy “Buster” Silva as he been the recent recipient of two awards celebrating the work he does in community. Silva was first recognized by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development as a recipient of their 40 under 40 award! The award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and have made significant contributions to their community.

“We are so grateful to have Leroy on our NB3 Foundation team. The energy and true passion he has for strengthening communities is apparent in all that he does,” COO/Acting President and CEO Jon Driskell said. “It is great to see him being recognized for all his hard work and dedication.”

Silva was also recognized as the Con Alma Health Foundation’s 2020 Hero of Health! Fellow NB3 Foundation team member Simone Duran, who works closely with Leroy, nominated him for the award.

“He is a passionate leader who loves to help communities create positive changes to live healthy, strong and resilient,” Duran said.

In such a challenging year, it makes us feel good to see one of our own receiving such well-deserved recognitions.

“Da’wa’eh (Thank You) to everyone who has supported me along my leadership journey. Leaders are made in many different ways. All I can say is that I have been groomed by the best minds and hearts in the world,” Silva said. “Thank you for challenging me, thank you for the opportunities to grow, and thank you for taking a chance on me. When I shine, YOU shine!”