Tony Vera, Information Technology Specialist, has worked in technology since 2003. Having started his career path through the job training provided by the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School as a communications specialist with a concentration in Radio/Satellite Communications and Antenna Frequency Propagation and Cryptographical Controls, through his active duty was then afforded the opportunity to cross train in Network and Systems Operations and developing the skills to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5) by then overseeing the Communications Team for the Supply Battalion of the 1st Marine Logistics Group.
Upon his end of active service and then having received an Associate’s Degree from SUNY NCC accepted a position at Laboratory Corporation of America as a Sr. Network Administrator. Providing technical services for internal staff and external clients with regard to technology and how it relates to Electronic Medical / Health Records, and having served in several projects to modernize legacy systems for transmitting medical information to providers and patients.
In February of 2016 was accepted for the civil service role as an Information Technology Specialist at the New York State Department of Financial Services. Supporting the staff at DFS with their technological needs promoted the challenge of protecting consumers in the State of New York while being a leader in several projects to develop the changing technological needs of the agency. He hopes to continue that charge, through the important work of supporting the technological needs of Faces and Voices of Recovery, and recovery communities through the support of the Recovery Data Platform.
Tony is originally from Long Island, NY but since August of 2020 moved his family of wife and 5 boys to Summerville, SC. Where he is a regular at the local Presbyterian church. His interests are in problem solving through technology, home renovation and carpentry, 3-dimensional modeling and printing, and first response as a Red Cross Certified Trainer, which bring together the most important facets and strengths in both personal and professional settings.