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Donato Tramuto

Founder & Chairman

The Tramuto Foundation

Franklin, TN, USA

Donato Tramuto


Donato J. Tramuto, is the former 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 also 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.

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.

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Tramuto’s ‘Life’s Bulldozer Moments’ published in Italian

Donato Tramuto, founder and chair of the Tramuto Foundation, has published his 2016 book, “Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business,” in Italy under the title, “Quando la vita ti ha asfaltato: come le avversità conducono al successo nella vita e nel lavoro.”

Donato Tramuto’s Background

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.
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 Non-Executive Positions

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.
Chairman of the Board
Florence, IT
The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe is a non profit organization, created in 2005, the European branch of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Washington DC, which is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world.
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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.


Jan 2020
New York, NY, USA
Donato Tramuto, Founder & Chairman of The Tramuto Foundation, discusses incorporating nutrition into a campaign to tackle senior loneliness.


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.
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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