Unsung Hero Award - Dave Lopez, Swords to Plowshares
The Unsung Hero Award goes to someone who has contributed to the recognition of the homeless veteran issue in a supporting or often unrecognized role. The three awardees are individuals who have made a profound impact in their communities. These individuals are not afraid to buck convention, adapt norms, and run toward the noise to make change.
Dave Lopez, Deputy Director for Programs and Operations at Swords to Plowshares in San Francisco, has connected partners across different disciplines. He keeps every veteran he serves in the forefront of his work and never misses a beat, no matter the challenge.