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Donato Tramuto

Founder & Chairman

The Tramuto Foundation

Franklin, TN, USA

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Donato J. Tramuto is the Founder and Chair of The Tramuto Foundation, which advances young people’s rights to education and healthcare access and combats human right violations. Also, as a Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope laureate, Tramuto is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and healthcare innovation.
In 2018, in tandem with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, his Foundation committed to funding a three-year, $1 million grant to address workplace bullying, launching in 2019 a National Workplace Dignity Program.

Donato was previously the CEO of Tivity Health®, Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY), and is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and visionary, transformational leadership in healthcare innovation that led the New York Times to deem him “a global health activist.” He is credited with the turnaround of Tivity Health’s business performance and adding nearly $1 billion of valuation to the company. In March 2019, under Donato’s leadership, Tivity Health completed its acquisition of Nutrisystem®, Inc.

Tivity Health impacts the lives of millions through its integrated portfolio of pioneering, scalable programs, including SilverSneakers®, Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet®, Prime® Fitness, Wisely Well™, and WholeHealth Living®. Learn more at

Donato serves on numerous boards and in many advisory roles, including his current post of Chairman in Residence at Promerica Health. He is the Founder of Health eVillages and the author of "Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business". He is also the mastermind behind a groundbreaking 360° public service campaign and annual summit addressing challenges unique to older adults, including the too-often overlooked issues of social isolation and loneliness.

Donato Tramuto’s Newsfeed

Nonprofits giving $20K directly to York County families in need

“While this money won’t bring back a loved one, or ease the long-term economic effects this pandemic has brought to families, we’re hoping this gift from the Tramuto Foundation will bring some cheer during a season that in ordinary times is filled with happiness and love for families and friends,” Donato Tramuto, Founder & Chairman of The Tramuto Foundation said. 

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Donato Tramuto Joins Promerica Health As Chairman in Residence

"Donato Tramuto will be a key part of Promerica Health's future," said Steve Woods, President & CEO of Promerica Health and TideSmart Global. "Given his vast leadership experience in health care, I will be relying on his insights and strategic thinking as we execute Promerica Health's growth plan and strive to take the company to the next level."

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Donato Tramuto’s Background

The Tramuto Foundation
Founder & Chairman
2001 - Present
Ogunquit, ME, USA
The Tramuto Foundation was founded by Donato Tramuto as a tribute to two friends and their young son who perished on 9/11. The Foundation annually awards college scholarships to graduating seniors who have overcome great adversity in their lives, and provided tens of thousands of dollars in grants to non-profit organizations whose mission is to make the world more just and fair.
Tivity Health
CEO, Author & Healthcare Activist
Nov 2015 - Feb 2020
Franklin, TN, USA
Donato leads Tivity Health Inc.™, a leading provider of health improvement, nutrition, fitness and social engagement solutions, including SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading fitness program for older adults and Nutrisystem®, a leading weight management program.
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Current Board Positions

Promerica Health
Chairman in Residence
Aug 2020 - Present
Falmouth, MA, USA
Promerica Health is one of the nation’s leaders in health engagement, using clinical, marketing, and logistics capabilities to transform the health experience.
RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board Member & Leadership Council Chairman
Jul 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist & lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments & corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs & writers united by a commitment to social justice.
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Health eVillages
Founder & President
2011 - Present
New York, US
Health eVillages collaborates to advance healthcare access and improve the quality of care by providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology including medical reference and clinical decision support tools, as well as other community-focused resources, to medical and public health professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world.


Bloomberg Podcast: Integration Over Innovation in Health and Wellness
Jan 2020
New York, NY, USA
Donato Tramuto, Founder & Chairman of The Tramuto Foundation, discusses incorporating nutrition into a campaign to tackle senior loneliness.


Tramuto Foundation News
Current News
Ogunquit, ME, USA
At The Tramuto Foundation, we are proud of all of our accomplishments, but even more excited about opportunities ahead to help others. Here, you see stories of hearing human need, and the latest new and events.
Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business
In this poignant & penetrating book, Tramuto, a successful health care entrepreneur & global philanthropist, recounts the business and life lessons he learned & shows that adversity can lead to success. He shows anyone bulldozed by life how to pull themselves out of the rubble, dust themselves off & find meaning and purpose.

Awards & Endorsements

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Honorary Doctorate of Public Service
Standish, ME, USA
Founded in 1912 the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a private Catholic liberal arts college in Standish, Maine.

Academic Appointments

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Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Honorary Scholar-In-Residence
2020 - Present
Standish, ME, USA
As Honorary Scholar-in-Residence, Donato Tramuto will be focused on three core areas in collaboration with students, faculty and staff across the college: compassionate leadership, loneliness and social isolation, and social determinants of health.

Speaking Engagements

Ripple Of Hope Award
New York, NY, USA
Donato Tramuto, Founder of Tramuto Foundation & Health eVillages, accepts the Ripple Of Hope Award at the 2014 RFK Center Gala.
2019 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging
Conversation with Katie Couric
Sep 2019
Nashville, TN, USA
The 2019 summit was titled “Demystifying Social Determinants of Health to Promote Healthier Aging in the 21st Century.” The event focused on addressing social determinants of health, as part of a broader campaign to improve the health and well-being of older Americans, especially those who live in rural areas.

Donato Tramuto’s Education

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Executive Coursework in Managing People, Leadership & General Management
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BA, Philosophy / Psychology
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