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Donato Tramuto

Health eVillages & TramutoPorter Foundation
Founder & CEO
In less than a year after being named Healthways (now Tivity Health) CEO, Donato Tramuto executed a turnaround of the company’s performance by harnessing the lessons he learned through various adversities and “bulldozer” moments and engineered a creative sale of one of the company’s non-performing divisions, adding nearly $1 billion of valuation to the company. In 2008, he founded Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to Merck and later to WebMD), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. There he served as CEO and chairman prior to joining Healthways.

Donato has been widely recognized for his more than four-decade commitment to compassionate leadership, social change and healthcare innovation. In 2014, he was honored alongside Hillary Clinton, Robert DeNiro and Tony Bennett, with the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award, and in 2017, he received the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps Embracing the Legacy Award, which recognizes individuals who have worked tirelessly to better the lives of children and their families. He was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of Nashville’s Most Admired CEOs in 2018. He was awarded the LifeTime Red Jacket Award by PharmaVoice reflecting his commitment to furthering the life-sciences industry through leadership, innovation, motivation, mentorship, and philanthropy.

In 2011, Donato founded Health eVillages, a non-profit organization that provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments. He is chairman and founder of the TramutoPorter Foundation, which helps individuals and organizations achieve educational and healthcare goals and promote compassionate leadership. He is the author of “The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results,” recently released by Fast Company and No. 1 on Amazon in several categories.

In 2015, Donato received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In 2017, he received an honorary Doctor of Science from Thomas Jefferson University, and in 2018, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lasell University. In 2019, he received an honorary Doctor of Public Service from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine and this year, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Regis College, Boston, Massachusetts.

Donato serves on several executive leadership boards including chairman of the board of directors for Cherish Health, member of the board of directors for Zeel Health, member of the board of directors for the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights USA where he serves as chair of the Leadership Council. In 2018 and with a three-year grant from the TramutoPorter Foundation, he was responsible for launching the RFK Workplace Dignity Program. He is the co-chair of the board of directors for RFK Human Rights Italy and board advisor to Gento Health and Y2X Life Sciences. He is a member of the advisory board for Boston University School of Public Health, the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, Skyscape, and Gryphon Partners and serves as an executive in residence at Sharecare, Concierge Health and Promerica Health. In 2020, he was appointed as the first honorary scholar in residence for St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine.

Donato is a frequent public speaker and appears in the press in outlets such as Fox News, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of “Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads To Success in Life and Business,” published in 2015.