Meet NBDF’s New Leader, Phil Gattone

The foundation’s new president and CEO is poised to amplify its impact.

In February, the National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) warmly welcomed Philip Gattone, M.Ed., as its new president and CEO. Gattone is a seasoned leader dedicated to amplifying the impact of nonprofit organizations through his distinctive blend of leadership and strategic insight.

“Since joining NBDF, I have been inspired by the unwavering dedication displayed by our incredible staff, over 50 chapters, board members, advocates, and community partners,” he says. “Each of you plays a vital role in the fabric of our community, and your never-ending commitment continues to motivate us all.”

Prior to NBDF, Gattone was the president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. He orchestrated unprecedented growth and expanded the organization’s reach and influence, with annual revenues surging from $10 million in 2012 to over $25 million in 2020.

Of his aspirations for NBDF, Gattone says, “My hope and belief is that we can take the strengths of advocates, families, lived experience experts, medical professionals, and even friends who care deeply about this mission and make a world-changing impact together for the inheritable blood and bleeding disorders community. Remember, our strength lies not in our individual endeavors but in our collective unity. Because when we stand shoulder to shoulder, united in our purpose to innovate, educate, and advocate, we will truly ensure that every voice is heard, needs are met, and rights are protected.”

As NBDF continues to transform, innovate, and elevate its rebranded efforts, join community members, advocates, health care professionals, researchers, individuals, and families at the 2024 Bleeding Disorders Conference in Atlanta from Sept. 12-14. Together, we’ll unfold the power of unity and amplify our voices in the bleeding disorders community. Learn more about BDC 2024.