BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell Law Offices
Description of Business: Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell is a full service law firm founded in 1973. As one of the oldest law firms in Solano County, Favaro Lavezzo is able to offer clients high-quality representation in a broad range of legal areas. The firm offers representation in areas such as Business and Commercial Transactions; Real Estate Law; Landlord Tenant Matters; Wills, Living Trust; Probate and Trust Administration; Trust Contests; Taxation and Tax Planning and Disputes; American with Disabilities Act Defense; Divorce and Family Law matters; Personal Injury; Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Land Use matters and Municipal Law and Public Agencies.
Description of Job/Duties: Responsible for managing one of the top-rated law firms in Solano County, as well as facilitating the daily activities and operations of the offices in Vallejo and Fairfield.
Community Involvement: Trustee for the Sutter Solano Charitable Foundation for the past two years. Chairman of the Political Advocacy Committee for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce for the past two years.
Personal Information: Married for 10 years to Mary Jo Coan. Two children, Christopher and Josephine (4 year-old twins). Born and raised in Vallejo. Graduated from St. Patrick St. Vincent’s High School in 1992. Graduated Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Graduated Empire Law School with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2000.
Benicia Vallejo Humane Society
Board Member Since: 2008
Description of Business/Organization: The mission of the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society is to offer refuge, medical care, nourishment and an opportunity for a second chance for life to unwanted animals; to protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance; to foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward all animals through education and encouragement; and to promote the lifelong commitment of responsible pet ownership.
Description of Job/Duties: As Director of Humane Services, Peter oversees the operation of the intake and adoption of animals, community outreach, development, humane education, and responsible pet guardian education. He manages a staff of two animal/customer care techs, a volunteer coordinator and an office manager.
Community Involvement: Vallejo Chamber Ambassador since 2003, served as Chief Ambassador in 2004 and 2008; Member of the Human Rights Campaign; Member of the Humane Society of the United States, Board member of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Since 2003.
Personal Information: Vallejo Resident since 2000; Married to Michael Wilson for 11 years, legally in the State of California since July 3, 2008. Proud Pet Guardian to three boxers dogs, Rudy (11), Aspen (7) and King (2).