Thomas G. Bognanno, President and CEO

Thomas G. Bognanno has been the President and CEO of Community Health Charities since January 2006. Prior to that, Tom had a distinguished 20-year career with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), as Executive Director for the former ADA New Mexico and Missouri affiliates and Executive Vice President for the Texas affiliate. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the CEO in 1998 before becoming Chief Field Officer in 2003. Prior to ADA, he spent six years with the American Cancer Society.

Tom was instrumental in revitalizing the community-level infrastructure of ADA and prioritizing volunteer and staff development. He was also one of the chief architects of the Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life partnership between the ADA, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society.

At Community Health Charities, Tom has been a catalyst for creating a new direction and evolving into a full-service organization focused on employee engagement, workplace giving campaigns, health resources, causes, and strategic partnerships. Tom also provided the leadership and vision that resulted in the consolidation of Community Health Charities into one entity with the merger of the 36 separate affiliate associations in 2014. Currently, he is leading the effort to re-design Community Health Charities’ strategic direction and accelerate income generated for our member charities.

Residing in northern Virginia, Tom and his wife, Suzan, have been married for more than 35 years and raised three children.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Community Health Charities is honored to have the strong volunteer leadership of the 2015–2016 National Board of Directors.

Kerry Finnegan, Chair
Senior Partner
Mercer
Chicago, IL
Cynthia Rolfe, Vice Chair
Vice President, Brand & Marketing
BlueCross BlueShield Association (Retired)
Chicago, IL
Stephen Keith, MD, Vice Chair
CEO
Vivacelle Bio, Inc.
Washington, DC
Linda G. Blount, Secretary
President & CEO
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Washington, DC
Eric T. Jones, Treasurer
Senior Managing Director, Advisory Solutions & Product Development
TIAA Retail Financial Services
New York, NY
Thomas G. Bognanno
President & CEO
Community Health Charities
Alexandria, VA
Lew Bartfield
CEO
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
Brookfield, WI
Walt Chesley
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN
Kevin Clayton
Senior Consultant, Diversity & Executive Recruiting
Mercy Health
Cincinatti, OH
Angie Dahl
Director of Development
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Minneapolis, MN
Peter Dudley
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo
San Francisco, CA
John Hallberg
CEO
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Minneapolis, MN
Xiaoteng Huang
Managing Partner
PinKU Japanese Street Food
Minneapolis, MN
Sean Madix
Executive Director
EIT Benefit Funds
Chicago, IL
Dr. Sandra B. Nichols
SVP, Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealthcare
Reston, VA
Beatriz R. Perez
Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA
Charu Raheja, PhD
CEO
TriageLogic
Jacksonville, FL
Frank Raimondi
Technology Marketing Consultant
Strategic Channel Concepts
Portland, OR
Tiffany Reeves
Deputy Executive Director & Chief Legal Officer
Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund
Chicago, IL
Beth Rusert
Senior Vice President, Partner
Standing Partnership
St. Louis, MO
Sabrina Spitaletta Johar
Head of Corporate Relations and Engagement,
Children’s Health Fund,
New York, NY
Nancy Testa
Chief Diversity Officer; Senior HR Business Partner, Global Merchant Services and Loyalty Group
American Express