Board of Directors

Thomas D. Gallinatti – Chairman/CEO

Tom Gallinatti retired from the Oakland Fire Department in 2010 after 30 years of service.  He was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2005 and was assigned to the position of Director of Training his last 3 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Studies from Long Beach State University and is a Master Instructor for the California State Fire Marshal’s office.

He has served on numerous State Fire Marshal committees including the Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Rewrite Committee and the State Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC). Chief Gallinatti has also been a member on several Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) committees, including the Public Safety Curriculum and Professional Development Project. He is a subject matter expert in the area of Instructional Methodology and is currently an adjunct instructor for the College of the Siskiyous.

Jeff Swindel – Vice Chairman

Jeff retired in 2018 as the Public and Government Affairs Manager for Chevron’s Marketing and Manufacturing business throughout North and Latin America. He had held that position since 2008.

Prior to entering the public affairs world, Jeff spent 28 years in a vast array of assignments with Chevron in the Marketing business ranging from construction and operations, environmental remediation, real estate management, marketing and brand initiatives, strategic analysis and business development, business automation, co-branding initiatives with fast food operations such as McDonald’s, convenience store development of our ExtraMile concept, and retailer investor relations / management. Prior to his current assignment he managed Chevron’s wholesale, marketing business in the Western U.S. overseeing sales and the customer experience for over 1,000 Chevron and Texaco stations.

In his current position, Jeff is responsible for a vast assortment of public affairs including topics of public concern such as gas supply/prices, incidents impacting our refineries and stations, public protests, energy related policy, and on-going operations. His team also works with our government officials to help develop and shape sound legislation and regulation.

He is also responsible for overseeing outreach and social investment in our communities where we have operations.

Jeff began his career in Atlanta and has had subsequent assignments in San Francisco, Honolulu, and Houston before coming to San Ramon in 1999. He has also worked on several global initiatives in his tenure with Chevron. Jeff received his Civil Engineering Degree, with Honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1980.

He is married and enjoys sports and the great outdoors including fly fishing, hiking and kayaking.

Patty Harris – Treasurer

Patty has been a legal secretary/paralegal all her adult life. She is currently employed by Gagen McCoy in Danville and has worked there since May of 2002. Patty has volunteered with a number of nonprofits in the San Ramon Valley, including Soroptimists International of San Ramon Valley, a women’s business group that raises money for needy women and children in the community; Blue Star Moms East Bay Chapter, a support/service organization for families who have or had children serving in the military; and the All Wars Memorial Foundation. Patty has served on the Boards of these organizations in various capacities since 2000. Patty is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others through volunteer work, especially our military and first responders.
Patty was born and raised in Oakland and has lived in the bay area her entire life. She has two sons, both of whom are fire fighters in San Francisco and Woodside. In her spare time Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Gary LaMusga – Director

In 1977, Gary established the LaMusga Company Insurance Services, Inc. During the last 38 years, he has provided insurance and financial services advice to individuals and small business owners throughout the greater Bay Area.
He has been the president of Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council, Tri-Valley Leads, Executive Association of Contra Costa. Is currently President of BNI Victory Lane and NARI (National Association of Remodelers, Inc.. He is currently a member of the following organizations, NAIFA, MDRT, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Association of Mt. Diablo Council ( Las Aguilas de Diablo), National Eagle Scouts Association, National Association of Order of the Arrow, Premier Resource Group, BNI Valley Chapter and NARI. Former member of the Pleasant Hill Rotary- Paul Harris Fellow.
He is active in his church and community and resides in Martinez, CA. He has 3 children, Victoria, Garrett and Devlen and 2 grandchildren, Nicholas and James. Loves to play golf, avid photographer, Bonsai and woodworker as his hobbies.

Robert Schumacher – Director

Robert Schumacher is the founder and President of R. Schumacher & Associates, Inc. and has more than 30 years of distinguished leadership and innovative management experience in the public sector environment. Bob has served in leadership roles in many levels of government and has an impressive depth of experience managing a broad range of services, functions, operations and professional staff. Bob earned his MBA at Saint Mary’s College of California, has a B.A. in Political Science from California State University East Bay is a graduate of the Technical Managers Program at the University of California Los Angeles, and a former CPM.

Bob is passionate about giving back to the community and assisted and participated in a number of non-profit volunteer organizations throughout the Bay Area.

Bob and his wife Linda have three children, Andrew, Nicolette, and Jennifer, and enjoy spending time in their Sierra Foothills vineyard.