______________________________________________ Tom Egan, MA President and CEO of Esperanca Phoenix, Arizona ______________________________________________
As President & CEO of Esperanca, Tom has responsibility for fundraising and directing complex programs including oversight for health and development projects, including a volunteer surgical program, in more than 14 countries around the world, including the United States. Partnering with local trusted agencies and community leaders, Esperanca has a mission to improve health and provide hope for families through sustainable disease prevention and treatment, and currently has five different projects in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Mexico, and a domestic project in Phoenix, AZ.
The organization spends $.90 on every dollar contributed on program services, and more than 95% of its funding comes not from government funding, but from individuals. More than $900,000 worth of medical goods are processed by Esperanca for use in developing countries. Additionally, physicians donate more than $1.5 million dollars of medical services to Esperanca annually.
Tom brings to Esperanca a rich background in leading charitable organizations, in particular, experience with those organizations that provide social services to children and families that live in poverty. His career has taken him to local and national taskforces that deal with poverty reduction, child welfare, animal welfare, domestic minor sex trafficking and international human trafficking.
Tom entered the non-profit industry in 1995, joining Cleveland Healthcare for the Homeless, where in 1998, he assumed his first managerial role. Prior to joining Esperanca, Tom also held positions of increasing responsibility at Catholic Charities Community Services (Catholic Charities of Arizona), where he worked for approximately 12 years.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bowling Green University, in Bowling Green, Ohio and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of Akron, in Akron, OH. He is a current member of the Organization of Nonprofit Executives and the Alliance of Arizona nonprofits and has also served on several local and national boards/taskforces, including St. Joseph Community Health Integration Network, Bridging Arizona Furniture Bank, Arizona Humane Link, Young Nonprofit Professional Network, and Arizona Council of Human Service Providers. __________________________________________________________________________________________
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