Paul A. Berlin, Board Chair, Elected as Interim Executive Director

Paul Berlin

Dear Scholarship Recipients, Sponsors, Donors, Partners, and Friends:

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes would like to thank you for your long-time support of the organization. Our mission continues to honor the first responders who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and take care of the family they leave behind.

We are writing today to share some news within our organization.

Thomas Gallinatti, founder, and our longtime Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has announced he is stepping down from his role.  Paul A. Berlin, our Board Chair, and retired Oakland Police Lieutenant and UC San Francisco Police Department Assistant Chief of Police, will be our interim Executive Director.

Tom has lead the Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes for the past 12 years and stated that stepping down was a difficult decision to make, but it was the right decision for himself and the non-profit.  Tom said, “It has been a pleasure founding and serving the Fallen Heroes organization.  I’m so proud of all we have accomplished in the past years for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  I have no doubt the organization will continue to have many successes in the future.”

Paul can be reached at the office phone (925)831-2011 or email at

Again, thank you for your ongoing support.

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes Board of Directors

Paul Berlin, Board Chair – interim CEO

Jeff Swindel, Co-Chair

Gary LaMusga

Dirk Manoukian

Nathan East

Suzanne Eikel