The Board of Directors

Hearing and answering the needs of people facing adversity
The Board ensures that key policies, leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation's vision of hearing and answering the needs of people facing adversity.

The Tramuto Foundation’s Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation, and shapes the Foundation’s direction through its mission, strategy, and budget.

Take a moment to meet our diverse Board members:


Donato J. Tramuto

Donato Tramuto is a recognized healthcare industry leader, global healthcare activist and philanthropist, small business owner and former Maine elected official. Tramuto is CEO of well-being improvement leader Tivity Health, Inc (NASDAQ: TVTY). He is the founder, Chairman and former CEO of Aptus Health. In 2011, Donato founded Health eVillages,(HeV), a non-profit that provides mobile health technology in challenging clinical environments, including the Harrington Family Health Center in rural Maine. A Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Laureate, Donato received the prestigious award in 2014 for his commitment to social change. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Donato is the Chairman of the Tramuto Foundation, which helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and healthcare goals. The Foundation supports numerous projects throughout Maine, and will celebrate its 15th anniversary in Ogunquit this October.

Donato is co-owner of Caffé Prego and the Inn on Shore Road in Ogunquit and served on Ogunquit’s Board of Selectmen from 2006-2012.


Jeffrey Porter

Jeffrey Porter, Co Founder, is the President of Caffé Prego and a partner in The Inn on Shore Road, all in Ogunquit, Maine. He has been in hospitality since February of 2004 with the purchase of their first restaurant, Five-O Shore Road. After successfully leading the team for 12 seasons, Jeff and Donato sold Five-O in the fall of 2015 to their management team. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Jeff held leadership positions in Human Resources with companies in the northeast including Aprisma Management Technologies, a former Cabletron company, The Timberland Company, Caremark and Eaton Corporation. While at Timberland he received national recognition for designing and implementing progressive benefit programs. In his 18 years in human resources, Jeff has developed many programs that help the employee meet their personal goals while keeping in line with the goals of the employer.

Jeff received his B.S. in Business Administration from Ithaca College and his MBA from Adelphi University.

Jeff also serves as the President of the Board of the Frannie Peabody Center, Maine’s largest AIDS Service Organization and is very active in Share Our Strength, Maine and No Kid Hungry. Jeff believes deeply in their goal of ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.


Dr. Mary Jane England

Dr. Mary Jane England is a Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She served as President of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts from 2001 to 2011. From 1990 to 2001, she served as President of the Washington Business Group on Health. Prior to 1990, she served as Vice President of Prudential Insurance Co., Associate Dean at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Commissioner of Social Services, and Associate Commissioner of Mental Health in Massachusetts. She serves on the board of directors of NSF International. For over ten years, Dr. England served as the President of the Washington Business Group on Health, which is a non-profit devoted to representing the interest of large employers on national health policy issues. Additionally, Dr. England serves on the board of NSF International, which is a non-profit involved in standards development, product certification, education and risk-management for public health and safety. Dr. England serves as a Director on the board of Healthways, a well being company.


Jeffery Clark

Jeff Clark began practicing law in Maine in 1980. He is licensed in both State of Maine Courts as well as U.S. District Court of Maine 1980.

Education: University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 1980;
College: Bucknell University, B.A. 1977 (Magna Cum Laude).

Jeff’s areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate transactions, contract review and negotiation, business organization, condominium law, estate planning, will and probate, foreclosure and mediations.

Jeff is a long time resident of York. In addition to raising his family there, he has been an active participant in the community. 

  • Town of York Charter Commission – 1982
  • Town of York Board of Appeal – 1994-2000
  • Board of Directors for Old York Historical Society – 1990-1994
  • Board of Trustees for York Hospital – 1994-2004
  • Boy Scout & Cub Scout Leader
  • Youth Sports Coach – Soccer & Baseball
  • Rotary Club member, Past President 1980-1987 & Paul Harris Fellow
  • Bethany Congregation Church, Elder – 2008-20014
  • York Bar Association, Treasurer – 1993-2004

Anthony J. Pacillo

Anthony Pacillo has served on the Foundation’s board for 10 years. He has worked at Harvard University for 15 years and lives in Cambridge and Cape Cod.


Earle Rugg

Earle has over thirty years experience managing emerging technology companies. As co-founder of RHITC, he serves both as CEO and heads up Marketing/Business Development. For more than 20 years, he has worked in healthcare information technology.

Earle was a co-founder of Payer Technologies, which manages ITS/BlueCard transactions In that role, Earle was key to developing a new contract for Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield with the Taft-Hartley Plans there.

Earle has extensive grant experience, including two AHRQ grants to build the Mt Ascutney/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Vermont and New Hampshire, one of the first multi-state HIEs in the US. Likewise, he helped the University of North Dakota win a HRSA Flex Network Grant for a HIE project there, and an HRSA Network Development Grant for the Transylvania Community Hospital Group HIE in North Carolina. Earle most recently served as COO for Missouri Health Connection.

Earle also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), Order of Malta, Hospitaller for State of Maine, the New England Council Healthcare Committee, New England Rural Health Roundtable, the HRSA/Rural Health Policy (ORHP) National HIT Conference Committee, and other HIE Development Committees and HIT Organizations. He is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk University Law School.
Earle was recently named by Health Data Management as one of their EHR Game Changers of the Year.


Gregory Titman

Gregory Titman was employed by Parsons Corporation as a Project Manager. He is now retired. Greg was responsible for the electrical engineering design of systems & equipment associated with generating facilities, substations, and rapid transit systems  These projects were designed and built for use in the US, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Greg is currently a volunteer on various boards & committees for the town of Ogunquit, ME.


Cheryl Staff

Cheryl T. Staff has served as a member of the Tramuto Foundation board of directors since 2005. Originally from Massachusetts Cheryl has been a full-time resident of Maine for the past six years. Cheryl is a business professional with over 36 years of experience in the Building industry in addition to having been a small business owner and a consultant. She is a member of the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Cheryl lives in Wells, Maine with her wife, Joanne.


Mary Kelleher

Mary Kelleher is a retired public educator. A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Mary served for 33 years as a health and wellness teacher in Marlborough Public Schools in Marlborough, MA. She served as Coordinator of the Health and Wellness Department for six of those years. Mary has also been involved in coaching as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Clark University, assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Holy Cross College, and is currently the varsity girls’ lacrosse coach at Marlborough High School.


John Doherty

John Doherty, has been a public relations executive for nearly 30 years in Boston. He is very involved in helping the Tramuto Foundation with much of their external communications, digital and social media presence and fundraising events.


Phil Johnston

Philip W. Johnston is Founder and President of the communications/ public affairs consulting firm, Johnston Associates, LLC. Phil served as the NE Regional Administrator for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. He is Past Chairman and current Board Member of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a partner with Health eVillages.


Adam Leach

Adam Leach, Ed. D, is the Director of Guidance at Bangor High School and helps to oversee the awarding of the new annual Tramuto Foundation scholarship there.


Hearing Human Need

This isn’t just what we do.
We believe it’s our duty as citizens of the world. Attuned to people and the challenges they face, be it here in Maine, or across oceans, our goal is to make resources available to individuals and communities in need through collaborative partnerships.

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