News: November 30, 2016
Dohmen appoints Deanna Singh to President, Dohmen Company Foundation
Dohmen today celebrates the appointment of Deanna Singh to President, The Dohmen Company Foundation. Singh, a highly accomplished philanthropic leader with nearly 20 years of experience, will lead the Foundation’s efforts to advance social justice by helping people live healthier lives. Since its founding in 2008, the Foundation has positively impacted more than 123 million lives around the world with over $10 million in grants generated from Dohmen Company profits.
“We’re so excited to welcome Deanna at a time when our Foundation’s mission has never been more important. Research shows us that zip code has become a better predictor of health outcomes than a person’s genetic code, and that is not acceptable” said Cynthia LaConte, Dohmen Chief Executive Officer. “Our Foundation aims to shift that paradigm by investing in best practices that will address the rampant health disparities in our community. We are particularly interested in supporting services that are preventative and proximate to the people that most need them.”
These health disparities are seen nationwide and particularly illustrated in Milwaukee, Wis., Dohmen’s headquarters since 1858. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, men in the 53206 zip code, Milwaukee’s downtown area, will live an average of 74.2 yrs. In contrast, men in the 53092, a suburb outside of downtown, will live an additional five yrs. to the average of 79.1 yrs.
“Because of its strong mission and core values, Dohmen is well positioned to help the city reach its full potential. I am looking forward to working with other community stakeholders towards key systemic change,” shared Singh.
Singh comes to the Foundation after successfully serving as the Founding CEO of The Burke Foundation, a well-known supporter of improving urban education, as well as youth and leadership development. Under Singh’s leadership the group gifted over 35 million to local organizations. Singh is also former program officer at Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation.
A native of Milwaukee, Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Singh was also recognized by the Business Journal as one of the community’s most influential 40 under 40 leaders and was the recipient of the United Way’s Philanthropic Five Award.
“Together, we will explore new models for the Foundation and strengthen our commitment to the communities around us. I can’t think of many things more important than that,” added LaConte.
Founded in 1858, Dohmen has evolved from an apothecary to a portfolio of companies, each serving a unique role in pursuit of Dohmen’s vision of creating an efficient, effective and easy to use health experience. Today, we’re a trusted partner to hundreds of companies - from Fortune 500 to start-up – helping them find efficiencies, obtain more effective health outcomes and improve their customer experience. Learn more about the Dohmen family of companies and our commitment to positive impact at www.dohmen.com.
About Dohmen Company Foundation
The Dohmen Company Foundation aims to advance social justice by helping people live healthier lives. Since 2008, the Foundation has already positively affected more than 123 million lives around the world. With $10 million donated from the Dohmen family of companies, the Foundation has ensured vitamins reach children in need around the world, provided maternal health education to new parents, and even launched scholarships for tomorrow’s generation of healthcare providers. Learn more about our commitment to social justice through health equity, and the philanthropic initiatives we support by visiting www.dohmencompanyfoundation.org.