President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
John L. Damonti is the President of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation as well as Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global bio-pharmaceutical company.
Mr. Damonti has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of health policy, community relations and philanthropy. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and received a Master's in Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1985. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree, also from Fordham University.
The Foundation actively engages a wide range of partners to develop, execute, evaluate and promote strategic and innovative programs at the community level to improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa, hepatitis B and C in Asia, serious mental illness and Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S., and cancer in Central and Eastern Europe. .
Mr. Damonti participates on the boards of Malaria No More, FEI Behavioral Health, Inc. and the Cabrini Mission Foundation. He is also involved with the School Health Advisory Committee of the New York Academy of Medicine; the Global Health Program of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures Association and the public issues committee of the Ad Council. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.