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Donato Tramuto

Franklin, TN, USA

CEO, Author & Health Care Activist

Tivity Health Inc.

Donato Tramuto


Donato J. Tramuto is an author, activist, and the CEO of Tivity Health®, Inc., a leading provider of nutrition, fitness, and social connection solutions.

A transformational leader and a Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope laureate, Tramuto is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and healthcare innovation. A passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, as well as addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), The New York Times deemed him a "global health activist."

Tramuto 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

Tramuto serves on multiple boards, is the Founder of Health eVillages, the Founder and Chair of The Tramuto Foundation, 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.

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 Tramuto’s Newsfeed

Tivity Health Launches Wisely Well to Provide Meals to Seniors

"Tivity Health acquired Nutrisystem to expand our ability to address the social determinants of health, including access to healthy food," said Donato Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer, Tivity Health. "...We are proud that we were able to bring Wisely Well to market quickly to meet the needs of individuals for whom a few healthy, complete meals per day can dramatically improve their health." 

Tivity Health Pilots Program at First Walmart Health to Improve Community Health and Well-Being

"We are excited to be a part of Walmart Health and look forward to leveraging our deep expertise in fitness, nutrition, social connection and member engagement to create a healthier community," said Donato Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health

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Donato Tramuto’s Background

CEO, Author & Health Care Activist
Nov 2015 - Present
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.
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Oct 2008 - Oct 2015
Reading, MA, USA
Founder, CEO and Chairman of Physicians Interactive Holdings (now known as Aptus Health), the world's largest online provider of medical content to healthcare professionals. Founded in 2008, Physicians Interactive was formed through four acquisitions and was successfully sold to Merck Global Health Innovation Fund in 2013.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

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.
Executive Leadership Board
Boston, MA, USA
Boston University School of Public Health is one of the graduate schools of Boston University, founded in 1976. The School offers master's & doctoral programs in public health.
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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.
Founder & Chairman
2001 - Present
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.
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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.

Donato Tramuto’s Education

Executive Coursework in Managing People, Leadership & General Management
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Wadham's Hall Seminary College
BA, Philosophy / Psychology
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