Dennis Walto, MA

Chief Executive Officer, Children's Health Fund

A social development leader with expertise in global health, business development, and strategic planning, Dennis Walto joined Children’s Health Fund in November 2015 bringing with him more than 25 years of senior leadership experience with not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Over the past three decades, Dennis has lived and worked in some of the world’s toughest places - from the South Bronx and Mississippi Delta to Southern Africa and the Middle East - all the while making the world a better place for children and families.

Prior to joining Children's Health Fund, Dennis held a variety of leadership roles with prestigious global organizations including Save the Children, Population Services International, and the International Medical Corps.  In addition, he has held key US based leadership positions with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, the National Health Care for Homeless Council, and helped lead the development of Children’s Health Fund’s own national program in the early 1990s. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and other thought leadership platforms and received his Master of Arts Degree from York St. John University with a thesis on Positive Organizational Development.

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