Boxer & Gerson Partner and Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist Dennis Popalardo was recently appointed to the City of Alameda’s Health Care District Board of Directors by a vote of existing board members in order to fill a vacant position. His term will run through late 2018, at which time he will be eligible to run for re-election by voters living within the district.
Immediately upon his appointment to the five-person board, Popalardo was elected its treasurer and community health liaison. He has a particular interest in community wellness programs that include outreach to schools and economically disadvantaged residents of the district.
Popalardo is a 10-year resident of Alameda who joined Boxer & Gerson in 2005 and became a partner in 2012. His community involvement also includes service on the Board of Directors of Kids’ Chance California, which is part of a nationwide organization dedicated to providing need-based scholarships to the children of workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. Boxer & Gerson served as a founding sponsor of the California branch in 2012.
Alameda Hospital was founded in 1894 and serves as the primary health care and emergency room resource for the island population of 80,000 just south of Oakland. It is part of the Alameda Health System, which includes four acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, and wellness centers throughout Alameda County.