Health eVillages - Our Story

About Us

Founded in 2011, Health eVillages bridges that gap in health education with mobile technology. Our lifesaving resources include medical reference and clinical decision support tools for medical and public health professionals in the most challenging clinical environments in the U.S. and abroad. It is our belief that by delivering technology, facilitating access and empowering health care providers, we can help “heal the villages” and move the needle on global health care.


Our Team

Donato Tramuto

Donato J. Tramuto
Founder
 

Donato J. Tramuto, is the former CEO of Tivity Health , Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY), and is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation that led the New York Times to deem him “a global health activist.”

Tramuto 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. He launched the foundation in memory his two friends and their 3 year old son who lost their lives on 9/11 when United Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. Tramuto was scheudled to be on that flight, however and due to a toothache, he never boarded the plane. Since the launch of the foundation, over 100 young adults have received a Tramuto Foundation Scholarship to pursue their dream of a College Education and many organizations have received financial and partnership support helping them deliver on their promise to make the world a more equitable place.

His three-decade commitment to social change and innovation has earned numerous awards, including the pretsigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope and the RFK Embracing His Legacy Awards . Tramuto currently serves as a member of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and is chairman of its Leadership Council where his foundation has committed to funding a three-year, $1 million grant to address workplace bullying, leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity and inclusion in the U.S. and Europe.

Tramuto is a passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Under his tenure as CEO of Tivity Health and following his execution of a successful turnaround, he transformed the business business model to center around partnering progressively, profitably and collaboratively with consumers, payers, healthcare practitioners and employers in cutting-edge approaches to SDOH conditions including nutrition, fitness and social connection, that improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs.

Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto’s record of bringing together social commitment with healthcare innovation included his founding of Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to WebMD in 2019), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. Reflecting a conviction that universal healthcare is a basic human right for all people, he launched Health eVillages in 2011, a non-profit organization providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments and working to broaden healthcare access.

Tramuto is a member of the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, as well as the boards of directors of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Livongo Health Foundation, Sharecare, Inc., GoCheck Kids, as well as a member of the Gryphon Investment Executive Advisory Board. He is 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 isolation and loneliness.

A proponent of lifeling learning, Tramuto holds honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Thomas Jefferson University, Lasell College and Saint Joseph’s College, and is the author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business now available in the U.S. and Italy.

Kathryn Eaton
Program Manager / Associate Partner,
Colleague Development

Kathryn Eaton joined Tivity Health in 2016 as a member of its Corporate Responsibility function, and has been a key contributor to the Health eVillages team since 2014. While working directly with partners and programmatic organization, Kathryn is responsible for the development and facilitation of group and one-on-one training programs of Health eVillages’ applications, as well as for device loading and deployment. Kathryn also plays an active role in both internal and external communications regarding Health eVillages activities.

Kathryn graduated from the University of Maine with a double-major in abnormal/social psychology and sociology. Since then, she has pursued her passion and interest in human interaction and the humanities through her work at Health eVillages.

Lois Drapin
Cherish Health Executive Liaison

Lois Drapin, MPS-HAS is Cherish Health Executive Liaison. She is founder and CEO of The Drapin Group LLC, an advisory, commercialization and an executive-in-residence consultancy for CEOs, their executive teams and investors in the health, pharmaceutical, digital and mHealth sectors. Drapin is an innovator and technology pioneer in the transformation of how health care is delivered, accessed, experienced and perceived by consumers and healthcare professionals. She has worked with companies such as United Healthcare, Adidas, WebMD, Wyeth (now Pfizer), United Healthcare, Vivometrics, Physicians Interactive, Skyscape, Johnson & Johnson, WEGO Health, Clinical Care Options, Healthline Network, Happtique, Kognito and Klaatch.

In her roles as a growth accelerator/business developer for companies, Drapin has scouted, structured, negotiated, secured and implemented many meaningful product and customer partnerships and distribution models. She has initiated and managed multiple high-profile matrix partnerships, including: Kognito and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for health conversation simulations in primary care resulting in a 2017 award from the International Serious Games organization and listed in resources for AMSA, CDC, Choosing Wisely, and other patient and professional initiatives; UnitedHealthcare and the National Health Access Initiative with the HR Policy Association large self-insured employer members such as Avon, IBM, FedEx where she created “the dynamics of human expression” by using sensors to collect and aggregate physiological signals from the human body integrated with facial analysis expression and video to measure emotion during clinical and purchasing decision making for market research; and The Health Information Network Connection (T.H.I.N.C) at WebMD with HIP, Empire, GHI and the Greater New York Hospital Association.

With her growing interest in aging and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), in 2017, Drapin was appointed to the inaugural Executive Advisory Board of Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY), a leading company in 50+ health and wellness. Additionally she serves on Tivity’s Rural Aging Council. Also in 2017, she was named healthcare innovation advisor to the first Great NY State Fair Drone Film Festival where she created a category, one of eight categories, for drones and healthcare submissions. A submission from this category won first place in the festival. In 2015, she was named Fellow at HIT Innovation Lab located at Columbia University, and listed in Alley Watch’s (NYC, 2014) “The Comprehensive Guide to Who’s Who in NYC e-Health.” For the past three years she has served as a curator/screener for The Unlonely Project, a virtual film festival and conference focused on loneliness and social isolation.

Prior to her healthcare career, for more than a decade, Lois Drapin was a higher education dean with the University of Wisconsin and State University of New York systems where she forged the first successful college programs in prisons in the United States. On a personal note, Drapin is an avid foreign language film lover and a frequent traveler to film festivals.

drapin@thedrapingroup.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/drapin

Donato Tramuto

Donato J. Tramuto Founder

Donato J. Tramuto is the CEO of Tivity Health, Inc (NASDAQ: TVTY), a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions in healthcare. A recognized innovator and industry leader, he has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, with a deep commitment to global healthcare access, a steadfast focus on patient outcomes and a keen understanding of digital solutions.

In less than a year after being named Tivity Health’s CEO, 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, Tramuto founded Physicians Interactive Holdings (now known as Aptus Health), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. There he served as CEO and chairman prior to joining Tivity Health, Inc.

In 2011, Tramuto founded Health eVillages, a non-profit organization which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments. He is also the chairman and founder of the Tramuto Foundation, which helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and healthcare goals.

Tramuto has been widely recognized for his more than three decade commitment to 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. He is a 2017 recipient of 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. In 2015, Tramuto received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and in 2017, he received an honorary doctorate of science from Thomas Jefferson University. Donato Tramuto is a three time PharmaVOICE 100 most inspirational leader honoree and a recipient of the PharmaVOICE Red Jacket Award, which recognizes individuals in the life sciences field for innovative and motivational approaches to addressing industry challenges. He was honored in 2012 as one of the most innovative people in Massachusetts.

Tramuto serves on several executive leadership boards, including the board of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Livongo Health Foundation, the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, the board of directors for Sharecare, Inc. In 2016, he was appointed to the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where he serves as chairman of the Leadership Council and is leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity. Tramuto is also chairman of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Europe.

Tramuto is the author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business, a Hamilton Press publication.

Kathryn Eaton
Program Manager / Associate Partner,
Colleague Development

Kathryn Eaton joined Tivity Health in 2016 as a member of its Corporate Responsibility function, and has been a key contributor to the Health eVillages team since 2014. While working directly with partners and programmatic organization, Kathryn is responsible for the development and facilitation of group and one-on-one training programs of Health eVillages’ applications, as well as for device loading and deployment. Kathryn also plays an active role in both internal and external communications regarding Health eVillages activities.

Kathryn graduated from the University of Maine with a double-major in abnormal/social psychology and sociology. Since then, she has pursued her passion and interest in human interaction and the humanities through her work at Health eVillages.

Lois Drapin
Cherish Health Executive Liaison

Lois Drapin, MPS-HAS is Cherish Health Executive Liaison. She is founder and CEO of The Drapin Group LLC,
an advisory, commercialization and an executive-in-residence consultancy for CEOs, their executive teams and investors
in the health, pharmaceutical, digital and mHealth sectors. Drapin is an innovator and technology pioneer in the
transformation of how health care is delivered, accessed, experienced and perceived by consumers and healthcare
professionals. She has worked with companies such as United Healthcare, Adidas, WebMD, Wyeth (now Pfizer), United
Healthcare, Vivometrics, Physicians Interactive, Skyscape, Johnson & Johnson, WEGO Health, Clinical Care Options,
Healthline Network, Happtique, Kognito and Klaatch.

In her roles as a growth accelerator/business developer for companies, Drapin has scouted, structured, negotiated,
secured and implemented many meaningful product and customer partnerships and distribution models. She has
initiated and managed multiple high-profile matrix partnerships, including: Kognito and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation (RWJF) for health conversation simulations in primary care resulting in a 2017 award from the International
Serious Games organization and listed in resources for AMSA, CDC, Choosing Wisely, and other patient and professional
initiatives; UnitedHealthcare and the National Health Access Initiative with the HR Policy Association large self-insured
employer members such as Avon, IBM, FedEx where she created “the dynamics of human expression” by using sensors
to collect and aggregate physiological signals from the human body integrated with facial analysis expression and video
to measure emotion during clinical and purchasing decision making for market research; and The Health Information
Network Connection (T.H.I.N.C) at WebMD with HIP, Empire, GHI and the Greater New York Hospital Association.

With her growing interest in aging and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), in 2017, Drapin was appointed to the
inaugural Executive Advisory Board of Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY), a leading company in 50+ health and wellness.
Additionally she serves on Tivity’s Rural Aging Council. Also in 2017, she was named healthcare innovation advisor to the
first Great NY State Fair Drone Film Festival where she created a category, one of eight categories, for drones and
healthcare submissions. A submission from this category won first place in the festival. In 2015, she was named Fellow
at HIT Innovation Lab located at Columbia University, and listed in Alley Watch’s (NYC, 2014) “The Comprehensive Guide
to Who’s Who in NYC e-Health.” For the past three years she has served as a curator/screener for The Unlonely Project,
a virtual film festival and conference focused on loneliness and social isolation.

Prior to her healthcare career, for more than a decade, Lois Drapin was a higher education dean with the University of
Wisconsin and State University of New York systems where she forged the first successful college programs in prisons in
the United States. On a personal note, Drapin is an avid foreign language film lover and a frequent traveler to film
festivals.

drapin@thedrapingroup.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drapin

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