The CSIA Organization

The Association is governed by officers and a Board of Managers who conduct CSIA business between membership meetings. The Board appoints an Executive Committee of five individuals (with the President as an ex-officio member). This committee works through a number of sub-committees, in cooperation with the Association’s Executive Director, to handle day to day issues.

Executive Director CSIA

Philip Millhollon

4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 100
Danville, CA 94506

Phone (925) 648-2002
Fax (925) 648-2021


Board of Managers

Nancy Bircher- Board Chair
Senior Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator
Chevron Corporation
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, Room 1240
San Ramon, CA 94583-2324

Phone (925) 842-8162
Fax (925) 842-8185


Steve Tolan- Vice Chair
Director, Workers’ Compensation
Nordstrom Risk Management
P.O. Box 25799
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Phone (714) 513-4766
Fax (714) 513-4778


Jill Dulich- Secretary/Treasurer
Senior Director
Marriott International
3130 South Harbor Boulevard, #550
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone (714) 545-5261
Fax (714) 641-8372


Toni Allen
Director, Industrial Relations
Monterey Mushrooms
260 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone (831) 763-5323
Fax (831) 763-0700


Joe Carresi
Manager – Project/Product
Southern California Edison Company
2244 Walnut Grove, 3rd Floor
Rosemead, CA 91770

Phone (626) 302-6709
Fax (626)571-4262

susan-gardSusan Gard
Chief of Policy
City and County of San Francisco
1 S. Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone (415) 551-8942
Fax (415) 701-5802

Joel H. Sherman
Director, Safety & Workers’ Compensation
Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 81498
Bakersfield, CA 93380-1498

Office (661) 363-4732
Cell (661) 330-1743


Patricia Starratt-Thorpe
Employee Care Services Manager
Southern California Gas Co.
555 West Fifth Street, GT16CO
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011

Phone (213) 244-3099
Fax (213) 244-8163


IMG_3332-2Christopher Thomas
Senior Manager, Workers’ Compensation
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
P.O. Box 7779
San Francisco, CA 94120-7779

Phone (415) 973-3232
Fax (415) 973-6433


Joan_Vincenz-bw-webJoan Vincenz
Managing Director – Workers’ Compensation and Managed Care
United Airlines
233 South Wacker Drive, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone (847) 700-7504
Fax (847) 700-5833

Anita Weir
Manager, Health Services, Corporate Workers’ Compensation
Safeway Stores
4410 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Phone (925) 226-5558
Fax (925) 997-9937


Executive Committee

Jill Dulich – CHAIR

Pat Starratt-Thorpe

Steve Tolan

Nancy Bircher (Ex-Officio)

Emeritus Board Members

Bernadine Robinson-
Emeritus Workers’ Compensation-Human Resources



Nona Grancell- Executive Director Emeritus



As a provider of workers’ comp managed care services to California’s self-insured employers and as an employer ourselves, we receive great value from our CSIA membership.  The association provides educational opportunities, through conferences and other means, which are timely and relevant.  We are kept current on issues affecting employers and the self-insured, which makes us better partners in serving their needs.


Eunhee Kim,
EK Health Services, Inc

Event Highlights

2014 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

CSIA's 2014 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference was held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The attendance at this year's event was our best attended since we've been coming to this location. There were over 350 workers' compensation professionals in attendance, and the reviews were outstanding with many saying..."this is the best conference I've attended in many years." CSIA will return to the Disneyland Hotel in 2015.