Meet the team

The objectives
of iCCaRE

is to fight prostate cancer in the Black community all over the world

Anthony "Tony" Hill

Anthony “Tony” Hill is a fighter for working people, a public servant, a veteran of the United States Army, and a devoted Christian.

Hill- a Jacksonville native- served in the United States Army before being honorably discharged. As a longtime labor leader, Hill served on the Executive Board Member of ILA Local 1408 and Secretary Treasurer of the Florida AFL-CIO. He was elected to represent Jacksonville in the Florida House from 1992-2000 and the Florida Senate from 2002-2011. He served as the Federal Policy Director for Mayor Alvin Brown from 2011-2015.

For the past 5 years, Hill has worked on the staff of U.S. Rep.  Al Lawson and helped thousands of constituents in Congressional District 5 connect with federal agencies such as Veteran Affairs, HUD, and IRS in Washington DC.Hill believes that for too long, working families in Northeast Florida have gotten the short end of the stick. As a labor leader he believes in the dignity of work, and will stand up to politicians in Washington DC in either party who oppose policies that raise wages for working people, lower the cost of prescription drugs, or that make sure the children of working people receive the same quality education no matter their zip code.

Senator Hill is a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He is a graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High School in Jacksonville. He attended the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, earned a B.A. Degree in Labor Studies. Senator Hill has been married to Patricia Hill for 17 years. He is the proud father of four children and grandfather of eleven and great-grandfather to one. He is a long-standing member of the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, where he serves as a Deacon, teaches Sunday School, and founded the Men’s Usher Board. His Christian faith inspires him to try to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

iCCaRE Pilot Projects

Pilot Project 1

will develop a Virtual Robot Assistant (ViRA) for Black men newly diagnosed        

Pilot Project 2

Will assess the impact of patient-centered home cancer care                                          

Pilot Project 3

Will develop ViRA to improve quality of life in Black prostate cancer survivors

Pilot Project 4

Will assess and address social determinants of health needs of sub-Saharan African immigrant prostate cancer survivors  

Pilot Project 5

Will explore how biological factors contribute to poor mental health of prostate cancer survivors