Tony serves on the Burn Institute Board of Directors and is also a member of BI’s Executive and Personnel Committees. BI is focused on reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It also funds vital burn research and treatment and conducts burn survivor support programs.
Tony is also the Chairman of the Combined Health Agencies, sometimes known as “CHAD“. Tony took over as the Board Chair having previously served in that capacity from 2004 – 2007. CHAD is comprised of twenty-four local health agencies who provide services, deliver education and fund research in San Diego. In the last year, CHAD agencies funded nearly $7,000,000 in medical and scientific research in San Diego and the total over the last five years exceeds $105,000,000. The CHAD agencies touch nearly 1,000,000 San Diegans, annually.
Tony served two terms for a total of five years as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of San Diego. Tony also served on the Campaign Cabinet in 2000. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Their focus is on education, income and health — the building blocks for a good life.
Using his experience as an attorney, Tony has previously served as Judge Pro Tempore for the San Diego Superior Court as well as having served as a volunteer on the Court’s panel of settlement officers for settlement conferences. Tony has also volunteered for over fifteen years as an arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association’s Fee Dispute Program. Prior service to the SDCBA includes acting as the Chair of its Construction Law Section and as a fund-raiser for the SDCBA’s charitable foundation.
Tony also served for three years as a fund-raising volunteer to ElderHelp of San Diego whose mission is to offer quality social services that help seniors live independently.
In the past, Tony served as the Chair for the 1992 Ducks Unlimited, North San Diego County Chapter as well as a volunteer legal advisor in the legal clinic at Mesa Community College.