Mr. Tonna is a former health care executive, elected official and university adjunct professor. Paul currently serves as executive director of Molloy College’s leadership academy The Energeia Partnership, Suffolk County Village Officials Association (SCVOA), and the United States Green Building Council- Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI). He serves on a number of boards and commissions, including: Chairman, South Huntington Water District; Founding Director, Empire National Bank; Trustee; both the LI Index & Erase Racism’s Advisory Boards; Former Chairman, Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Long Island Parks & Recreation Commission, and the Former Vice-Chair, LI Regional Planning Commission.
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from New York University, a master’s degree in theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary and conducted doctoral studies in systematic theology at Fordham University. He has received numerous awards and honors, including: Molloy College’s Caritas Medal; St. John’s University St. Vincent DePaul Medal; Suffolk County Human Rights Commission Legislator of the Year Award; Networking Magazine’s David Award; and the rank of Eagle Scout. Mr. Tonna resides in West Hills, New York with his wife and eight children.