I have served as the president of the Joint Disciplinary Board of the Dioceses of California, Northern California, El Camino Real, and San Joaquin. In that role I acquired knowledge of the standards and goals of Title IV and have applied them in disciplinary proceeding that were before me. Because of the broad jurisdiction of the Joint Board, consisting of four distinct dioceses, I have participated in the application of Title IV in a number of varied settings and cultures. Over the course of my life, I have acquired the perspective and experiences of a judge, lay leader, and priest. That has been valuable in applying Title IV in a manner that strives for reconciliation as well as justice, and treats both those accused of misconduct and their accusers with dignity, respect, and compassion. My interest in and involvement with professional ethics is longstanding and has led to service on judicial disciplinary panels.