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 (866) 999-0877


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


Cathey Jackson
Director, Workers’ Compensation
Albertsons Holding/Safeway
1421 Manhattan Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831

Phone (714) 300-6030


Suzanne Kinsey
Manager, California Workers’ Compensation
Nordstrom Risk Management
P.O. Box 25799
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Phone (714) 513-4781
Fax (714) 513-4778


Tyrone Spears
Workers’ Compensation Administrator
City of Los Angeles, Personnel Department
700 E. Temple Street #210

Phone: 213-473-3420
Fax: 213-473-3333


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 (866) 534-5407


Peggy SugarmanPeggy Sugarman
Director, Workers’ Compensation
City and County of San Francisco
Department of Human Resources
Workers’ Compensation Division
One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone (415) 701-5848

Fax (415) 701-5837

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 (872) 825-1732
Fax (847) 700-5833

Executive Committee

CHAIR – Pat Starratt-Thorpe

Toni Allen

Joe Carresi

Joel Sherman

Joan Vincenz

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

2016 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

CSIA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference will again be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting surpassed all past events with 400 workers' compensation professionals attending. This is a must attend conference for California employers.