Meet the Executive Board
Scott Coscarelli – President
Scott was born and raised in San Jose and always dreamed of being a Firefighter. For over six years, he worked as an EMT, then Paramedic while going to school. After earning his college degree, he was hired by the San Jose Fire Department in 1998 as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Scott worked as a Fire Engineer from 2003 to 2014, and was promoted to Fire Captain in 2014. Scott currently works in an Administrative Assignment for the EMS division at the Training Center. Scott has been a volunteer for the Burn Foundation for over ten years and held the Treasurer position for six years from 2010 to 2016. When not working, Scott and his wife Pam, along with their twins, enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with friends.
Dan Vega – Vice President
Dan was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by the San Jose Fire Department in 2002. In 2007, he was promoted to Fire Engineer, working on the West Side at Station 12 and promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in 2014. Dan served as the Burn Foundation President from 2011 to 2014. He has an AS Degree in Fire Science from Mission College. Dan is married to an ER Nurse and together they are raising their 3 kids: 8 year old twins and a 5 year old baby girl. Dan enjoys playing ice hockey.
Kim Borreson – Treasurer
Kim Borreson started in EMS in 1990 working for Freedom Fire. He joined San Jose the Fire Department in 2002. For the next 13 years, Kim served as a Firefighter Paramedic and FTO. In July 2015, Kim promoted to Fire Engineer and currently works at Station 4. Kim has 2 grown children and currently lives in Santa Cruz.
Mike Moses – Seargent-At-Arms
Mike was hired into the San Jose Fire Department as a Firefighter in 2006, promoted to Fire Engineer in 2009 and Fire Captain in 2016. Mike currently works at Station 6 in Willow Glen and is an alternate Special Operations ARFF member at the San Jose International Airport. Prior to joining SJFD, Mike was a Paid On-call Firefighter with a local agency. Mike joined the Burn Foundation in 2010 and has served as a Trustee and Sergeant at Arms.
Mike is responsible for the Burn Foundation’s Facebook page and the Website. He is an active member at Burn Survivors Kids Camp, Survivor’s Family Picnic and the American Heroes Charity Gala. Mike has his Bachelor's Degree and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He has completed 9 Marathons, 8 Triathlons and 1 Ironman.
Joe Pereira – Secretary
JJoe joined the San Jose Fire Department in 2009 and worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic until promoting to Captain in May 2017 and currently works at Station 34, SJFD's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) station. Joe lives in Capitola with his wife, 2 kids and dog Dude. Joe enjoys the outdoors, surfing, camping, hiking and helping out with the Burn Foundation.
Jeff Alvarado – Trustee
Jeff has worked with the San Jose Fire Department since 2007. Jeff worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for over 7 years and recently promoted to Fire Engineer. Jeff grew up in San Jose and attended Willow Glen High School. He lived in Tahoe for 6 years and has trained in avalanche safety. Jeff loves the cooking, being outdoors, snowboarding in the backcountry, surfing and long walks on the beach. Currently, Jeff lives in San Francisco and enjoy riding his bike to Marin headlands.
Jason Krassow – Trustee
Jason joined the San Jose Fire Department in January of 1995 and worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for 23 years. In 2018, Jason promoted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention and currently works as a Fire inspector. Prior to joining the San Jose Fire Department, Jason worked for PACMED, Medevac Paramedics in Santa Clara County and was a lead proctor at ETS Paramedic training school in Santa Cruz. Jason is also a proud Eagle Scout. He has worked the past 10 summers at a remote Boy Scout camp, volunteering his summer vacation to provide emergency medical care to sick or injured scouts. When not at work, Jason is married and has three daughters. Jason has a unique connection with the Burn Foundation as his wife is a Registered Nurse at the Burn Unit at Valley Medical Center.
Joseph Rondone – Trustee
Joe was hired by the San Jose Fire Department in 2004, where he worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for 10 yrs. Joe promoted in 2014 to Fire Captain and currently works at Station 9 in the Cambrian area of San Jose. Since joining the San Jose Firefighter’s Burn Foundation in 2010 as a Trustee, Joe has been active in our Burn Survivor Camp, Heroes Charity Gala, World Burn, and the IAFF National Camp. Joe is committed to the treatment and aid of burn survivors, as well as trying to encourage burn prevention programs in the community.
Jamie Kerin – Trustee
Jamie has been a member of the San Jose Fire Department since 1997. Jamie was promoted to Fire Captain in May 2017. Prior to joining SJFD, Jamie graduated from California State University, Hayward with a Degree in Political Science. Jamie has been a member of the Burn Foundation since 2013 and currently serves as a Trustee. In addition to being a member of the Executive Board, he is also a Burn Survivor. The exceptional care and kindness provided by Valley Medical's Burn Center team inspired him to join the Foundation.
He personally became acutely aware of the many challenges burn survivors face each day on the road to recovery. Jamie has attended Burn Camp, the Heroes Charity Gala and has been an active member updating technology at for the eight-bed Burn Unit at VMC. Jamie resides in the Sacramento Valley with his wife and their two young boys. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys coaching little league, camping and fishing with his family. As a Firefighter, the Burn Foundation gives him the opportunity to give back to the community.
Ben Naranjo – Trustee
Ben has been a proud member of the San Jose Fire Department since 1997, and promoted to Fire Engineer in 2000. Prior to joining the SJFD, Ben worked as a wildland firefighter for the California Department of Forestry (CDF) in Santa Cruz County. Ben has a degree in Fire Science from Cabrillo College. Ben enjoys mountain biking, traveling, and attending Burn Survivors Kids Camp. He also looks forward to spending time with his wife, a San Jose Fire Department dispatcher and his son, a UC Berkeley graduate. Go Bears!
Matt Tuttle – Advisor
Matt joined the San Jose Fire Department in 2008 as a Firefighter Paramedic and currently works as a Fire Engineer. Prior to joining the San Jose Fire Department, Matt was a Volunteer Firefighter for four years at a local fire department. Matt also teaches firefighter skills at the South Bay Fire Academy and paramedic skills at NCTI. Matt went to Bellarmine College Preparatory and graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor's Degree in History. Matt currently lives in San Jose with his wife and two children.
Jim Aparicio – Advisor
Jim joined the San Jose Fire Department in 2001. Prior to SJFD, Jim was a Fire Engineer for California Department of Forestry (CDF) in Auburn, CA. Jim has been an instructor for the SJFD academy since 2004. He has worked as a Firefighter at Engine 17, and both Truck and Engine 14. Jim was promoted to Fire Captain in 2011 and currently works at Station 35 in southern San Jose. On his off time he is also an instructor for the South Bay Regional Fire Academy. Jim has been an active member of the Burn Foundation since 2009 and currently serves as President.
Matt Chekouras – Advisor
Matt was hired by the San Jose Fire Department in 2002. Matt is married to Gina, who is a 1st grade school teacher. They are proud parents of 1 daughter who is 3 years old. Matt enjoys the outdoors and likes to camp, hike and ride mountain bikes with his family and friends.