Thursday, May 8, 2014
Trident United Way has a new board chairman.
Todd Gallati, CEO at Trident Health System, has had a passion for impacting his community through United Way since the early days of his career, when he served as a loaned executive at the United Way of North Central Florida in 1989.
He continued his involvement, eventually becoming a board member in 1997 and then served as board president at the United Way of Northwest Florida in 2005.
Gallati now takes the reins as 2014 Board Chair of Trident United Way (TUW), the organization announced earlier this week.
With his involvement in other United Ways around the southeast, Gallati brings broad experience to his new leadership position.
During his time as TUW Board Chair, Gallati will take the organization through its first year of implementing a new strategic plan that is aimed at strengthening TUW’s role as the community’s catalyst for community change.
“I’m honored and committed to helping TUW lead the community effort to reach its Bold Community Goals of an 88 percent graduation rate, 30 percent more people who are financially stable and 25 percent more people living healthy by 2020,” Gallati said.
TUW works to strengthen our community by focusing on education, financial stability and health, the building blocks for a good life. We mobilize many partners to work together, because that’s the only way to solve complex problems in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. By measuring our results, we know that our efforts are making a real difference for the entire Lowcountry.
Gallati is in his sixth year at Trident Health System. He served as CEO at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla for eight years prior to that.
He has also been involved in other non-profit agencies including the American Cancer Society and served as the chair of the American Heart Association’s 2010 Start! Lowcountry Heart Walk. \
He has served in several leadership roles at Trident United Way, including campaign chair in 2011.
“I am passionate about seeing the people of the Lowcountry thrive in a community that provides resources to help them reach their highest potential,” he said.