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Donato Tramuto

Founder & President

Health eVillages

Franklin, TN, USA

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Donato Tramuto’s Biography

Donato J. Tramuto is the Founder & Chair of the TramutoPorter 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.

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Donato J. Tramuto is the Founder & Chair of the TramutoPorter 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 TivityHealth.com.

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.
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Donato Tramuto’s Newsfeed

Yahoo! News
Tramuto Foundation recognizes Co-Founder, Jeffrey Porter; changes name to TramutoPorter Foundation

In honor of the passing of Jeffrey Porter, co-founder of the Tramuto Foundation, Donato Tramuto has changed the name of the foundation to the TramutoPorter Foundation. The name change reflects Mr. Porter's selfless commitment to the foundation and his vision of building a more compassionate world.

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Healthcare Advocate Donato Tramuto Joins BioIQ Webinar Series to Discuss US Health Disparities

Donato Tramuto, founder of Health eVillages, and Randy Pate, former Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, joined BioIQ executives to discuss healthcare access trends, challenges, and opportunities in rural and underserved communities.

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Donato Tramuto’s Background

Health eVillages
Founder & President
2011 - Present
New York, NY, USA
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.
TramutoPorter Foundation
Founder & Chairman
2001 - Present
Ogunquit, ME, USA
The TramutoPorter 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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Donato Tramuto’s Gallery

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.
bioIQ
Executive Advisory Board
2020 - Present
Atlanta, GA, USA
BioIQ is relied on by Fortune 50 companies and 40 health plans to deliver resilient and timely testing strategies for workforces and consumers.
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Current Advisory Roles

Sharecare, Inc.
Executive in Residence
2020 - Present
Atlanta, GA, USA
Sharecare offers a comprehensive platform that helps people gain control of improving their health. It enables people to go from assessment to action, and connect to the personalized information, evidence-based programs, benefits, community resources, and health services they need to live their best lives.

Philanthropy

TramutoPorter Foundation
Founder & Chairman
2001 - Present
Ogunquit, ME, USA
The TramutoPorter 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.

Media

An interview with Donato J. Tramuto, Founder & Chairman, Health eVillages; Founder & Chairman, TramutoPorter Foundation; Author and Health Care Activist
Interview
May 2021
Nashville, TN, USA
Donato is interviewed by Max Gomez on behalf of The Cura Foundation during the Unite to Prevent: Fifth International Vatican Conference.
Former Tivity Health and Nutrisystem CEO – Donato Tramuto
Interview
Apr 2020
Donato Tramuto joins the Bob Johnston podcast to discuss his work in the healthcare industry, the covid-19 pandemic, and the work done by the RFK Foundation, of which he is a Trustee.
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Publications

TramutoPorter Foundation: News
Current News
Ogunquit, ME, USA
The TramutoPorter Foundation is proud of all of its accomplishments, but even more excited about opportunities ahead to help others. The Foundation's news page shares stories of the important work the foundations does, as well as news on its latest events.
Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business
Author
In this poignant book, Donato Tramuto, recounts the business and life lessons he learned and shows that adversity can lead to success. He shows anyone bulldozed by life how to pull themselves out of the rubble, dust themselves off and find meaning and purpose.

Awards & Endorsements

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Honorary Doctorate of Public Service
2019
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
Honoree
2014
New York, NY, USA
Donato Tramuto, Founder of the TramutoPorter 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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Wadham's Hall Seminary College
BA, Philosophy / Psychology
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