Hemophilia of Georgia, the Sandy Springs-based nonprofit in Georgia dedicated to providing services and support for individuals with inherited bleeding disorders, Feb. 13 announced the appointment of Edith Rosato, R.Ph., IOM, as its new CEO, effective March 11.

Rosato will lead the Georgia organization’s team of professionals while growing the value of the organization to those with inherited bleeding disorders, donors, sponsors, partners and other stakeholders. She will lead efforts to expand relationships with hemophilia treatment centers, federal and state legislators and the broader bleeding disorders network.

“Edith’s strategic vision and distinguished career in healthcare and nonprofit management make her the perfect choice to lead Hemophilia of Georgia into the future,” Tom Singh, a senior vice president and senior resident director with Merrill Lynch who is Hemophilia of Georgia’s chief governance officer, said in a news release. “Her strong commitment to our mission and deep knowledge of pharmacy operations will serve our community well and advance our strategic objectives. We’re thrilled to welcome Edith aboard.”

Singh also said Rosato is a results-driven executive with strong advocacy and coalition-building skills. She previously served as the CEO of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and board chair of its foundation, where she grew the budget to $12 million and the staff to 45.

Prior to that, Rosato served as president of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation and senior vice president for pharmacy affairs for the association. She also held key positions with Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, and started her career with CVS, moving from registered pharmacist manager to a corporate role at the company’s headquarters.

Away from work Rosato and her husband enjoy boating in their 38-foot cabin cruiser, gardening, history, international travel and their English-shorthaired pointer, Champ.

“As a veteran of the healthcare association world, I’m excited to join Hemophilia of Georgia and continue my commitment to expand access to quality healthcare services Rosato said in a news release. “In particular, I am eager to advocate for and work to ensure those with bleeding disorders have ready access to the support, resources and tools they need, enabling them to live as normally and productively as possible.”

The search was conducted by association and nonprofit search firm Vetted Solutions.

Hemophilia of Georgia is a nonprofit dedicated to providing services and support for people who have hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. The only agency of its kind in the state, it works to enhance clients’ care and quality of life while actively pursuing a cure through research funding. The organization serves more than 1,500 Georgians with inherited bleeding disorders.

For more information, visit www.hog.org.

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