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President & CEO
Thomas G. Bognanno has been the President and CEO of Community Health Charities of America since January of 2006. Prior to that Mr. Bognanno had a distinguished 20-year career with the American Diabetes Association, working his way through different roles, starting 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 moving into the role of Chief Field Officer in 2003. Prior to his years with ADA, he spent six years with the American Cancer Society in Arizona and New Mexico.
Among his key accomplishments in his role of Chief Field Officer, Tom was instrumental in revitalizing the community level infrastructure of ADA, and in bringing volunteer and staff development back as a priority for the organization. He also was 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 for the organization’s more than 60 premier health-related voluntary member charities and its network of affiliate offices. Through the initial introduction of the Health Portal in 2006, Community Health Charities has evolved into a full service Employee Engagement Delivery Model under Tom’s leadership. This model is focused on strengthening our community presence, improving brand awareness, and in accessing, opening, and servicing new workplace giving campaigns. Currently he is leading the effort to re-align Community Health Charities national and local organizations to optimize this new business model. The goal is to create strategic capability across all functions of Community Health Charities that will accelerate the ability to generate income for our member charities.
Residing in northern Virginia, he and his wife, Suzan, have been married more than 30 years and have raised three children; Christopher, Communications Director for California Congressman John Campbell and pursuing his Master’s Degree at the Naval War College; Michael, currently living in Los Angeles, California; and Elizabeth, a recent graduate of Appalachian State University in North Carolina.