by SJC Press Room

Donato J. Tramuto, 2019 Doctorate of Public Service Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker

Donato J. Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health, Inc

(Standish, Maine)-Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announces that Donato J. Tramuto, the CEO of Tivity Health, Inc–a leading provider of fitness and nutrition health improvement programs–will speak at the 2019 Commencement on May 11th, as well as receive an honorary degree.

Author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business (Hamilton Press), Tramuto is a recognized innovator and industry leader with more than 35 years of healthcare experience and a deep commitment to global healthcare access, patient outcomes, and digital solutions.

Tramuto is the founder of 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, an international not for profit organization providing college scholarships each year to students who have demonstrated compassionate leadership.  Additionally, the Foundation has supported hundreds of organizations whose goal is to make the world a more just and fair place,  including a  partnership  with Saint Joseph’s College to create Maine’s first Institute for Integrative Aging and its associated programming.

President James Dlugos, Ph.D., who will confer the Honorary Doctorate of Public Service Degree to Tramuto, said, “Over the course of his career, Donato Tramuto has  brought a spirit of innovation and creativity to the work of improving the lives of people and building stronger communities, which resonates with the mission of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.  We’re proud to recognize his commitment and energy with this honorary degree."

About the announcement, Tramuto said, “I am deeply honored by this invitation to speak to the graduates of this fine academic institution, and humbled to accept an honorary doctorate. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a special place, and I commend the faculty and students for making its core values the foundation of the student experience. Much like the culture that I strive to achieve in the workplace and through my foundation, this is a college where everyone is expected to encourage, respect and support the success of the entire community. I truly believe these graduates will carry on the mission to make the world more just and fair."

A member of the Board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Tramuto is chairman of its Leadership Council where he leads a national initiative to address workplace dignity and inclusion. Tramuto is also chairman of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Europe. In 2014, he was honored with the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award.

Tramuto holds honorary doctorates from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Thomas Jefferson University and Lasell College and has received numerous awards for his commitment to healthcare innovation and healthcare access for all.

Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto founded Physicians Interactive Holdings (now Aptus Health), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers.


About Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college with a commitment to sustainability and wellness. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a nationally renown Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. The College provides certificates and undergraduate and advanced degrees for thousands more working adults who reside throughout the United States and in more than 20 other countries through an online learning program. In 2018 Princeton Review named SJC one of America’s “Greenest Colleges” and in 2015 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized the College’s focus on community service through its mission and daily interactions with local, regional, and global communities with the Community Engagement Classification. For more information, see

About Tivity Health, Inc.

Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of health improvement, nutrition, fitness and social engagement solutions at scale to improve clinical outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and create opportunities to feel better, work better and live better. With decades of clinical and operational expertise, the Company touches millions of consumers through its integrated portfolio of brands and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation's largest payers and employers. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for Tivity Health's SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living and flip50 programs and millions of people have lost weight with Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet® and DNA BodyBlueprint. As part of its commitment to tackling social isolation and loneliness, in 2017, Tivity Health launched a rural aging initiative at addressing challenges unique to older adults in rural communities. Learn more at