John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, John Robitscher, MPH, provides direction and leadership to achieve NACDD’s Mission, strategic plan, and annual operating and fundraising plans; and serves as steward of the Association’s funds. Since joining NACDD in 2005, he has led the organization’s acquisition of more than $100 million in funding for hundreds of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs across all 50 states and U.S. territories.
John has more than 30 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining NACDD, John served as the Executive Director of the Henry W. Grady Foundation and as a fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. John also served as the Chief Development Officer for the International Life Sciences Institute’s Center for Health Promotion. A former Chronic Disease Director, himself, John was the Director of Rural Health for the Georgia Department of Public Health from 1998-2000.
John holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University. He is the current Chair of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials’ Affiliate Council, a board member of the Population Health Alliance, and a national trustee of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. John and his wife Linda live in Atlanta, and his son, Walker, is in college.