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Thomas Bognanno

President and CEO of Community Health Charities


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), 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.

At Community Health Charities, Tom has been a catalyst for creating a new direction for the organization’s nearly 2,000 member charities nationwide and its network of 50 market locations. This model focuses on strengthening our community presence, improving brand awareness and in accessing, opening and servicing new workplace giving campaigns. Tom has also provided the leadership and vision that resulted in the consolidation of Community Health Charities into one corporate entity with the merger of the 36 separate affiliate associations in 2014.

Residing in northern Virginia, Tom and his wife, Suzan, have been married for 34 years and raised three children.