Tony joined Mercy in 1993 in expanding leadership roles. He began with managing different aspects of the business office before transitioning to Mercy Hospital St. Louis as the executive director of patient access and health information management. He then served as vice president of operations with accountability for lab services, respiratory therapy, patient relations, gastroenterology and emergency services. Tony retains responsibility of Mercy St. Louis emergency services in addition to serving as the administrator for Mercy Hospital Lincoln. He earned an undergraduate degree in health care management from Maryville University and a master's degree in business administration from Lindenwood University.