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    Bernie Colonna

Founded in 2009, Desert Horizons Communities provides residential care, respite care, day programming, and summer programming for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. Military veteran Bernie Colonna started the company with his two brothers Richard and Nicholas after learning about the struggles of a child with autism. Colonna cites the company’s willingness to take on tough clients as a key driver of their success and growth in southern Arizona. Utilizing both conventional and unconventional avenues for hiring, their staff is intentionally diverse with an emphasis on giving people a chance to be successful by their own efforts.