St. Tammany West Chamber's 2013 Community Leadership Award was presented to Willie Paretti for her selfless dedication to improving the quality of life in our community. Engaged in active service assisting both children and young adults, Ms. Paretti was instrumental in the creation of Hope House, the Children's Advocacy Center sanctuary for abused children, and HOYST (Homeless Outreach for Youth in St. Tammany), which provides shelter and transitional housing, as well as supportive services that lead to self sufficiency and stable living conditions. Ms. Paretti serves as the Chair of Lakeview Regional Medical Center's Board of Trustees where she has demonstrated extraordinary interest and efforts in improving community health.