NACDD Announces Innovative Organizational Redesign to Support Sustainability and Scalability into the Future​

NACDD Announces Innovative Organizational Redesign to Support Sustainability and Scalability into the Future

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ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2022) – In response to a period of rapid growth in programs and staff, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has announced a major redesign of its organizational structure. The redesign, conducted in consultation with Davidoff Mission-Driven Business Strategy, will help NACDD continue to provide high-quality programming and services for its Membership, remain innovative and entrepreneurial as well as create a leadership pipeline to further organizational sustainability.

Since 2020, NACDD’s revenue has increased by more than $20 million and dozens of projects have been completed to support state and territorial prevention of chronic disease. The organization has hired a third more staff as well as partnered with additional subject matter experts to meet growing Membership and programmatic needs. In FY 22, the Association generated $58 million in revenue.
During this time, NACDD continued already ongoing research and strategizing with Davidoff Mission-Driven Business Strategy to understand current and future needs for internal processes, culture, and staff capabilities. The visioning process took into consideration maintaining clear lines of accountability and balancing centralization of decision-making with enabling specialization of teams.
Key leadership changes to the Association include:

  • An updated, more consistent title and organizational structure reflecting an executive leadership team:
  • Additionally, Vice President-level titles for Center directors and Senior Director titles within departments have been added.
  • The leadership team will be joined by VP/Senior Director-level staff in a new leadership committee.
  • Reorganization of teams and departments into four main Divisions: Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and Programs.
  • The merger of the Communications and Member Services Departments to support increased Member engagement in program activities.
  • Promotions and title changes that provide greater role clarity, consistency, and responsibility as well as provide the opportunity for team members to grow as leaders within NACDD. (Our website will include updated staff titles and bios in the coming days.)

“The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors recently celebrated our 30th year of service to State and Territorial Health Departments, and our new organizational structure reflects our commitment to meet public health’s changing needs during the next 30 years,” said John W. Robitscher, MPH, NACDD’s CEO.

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The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and its more than 7,000 Members seek to strengthen state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and nationally. Established in 1988, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACDD is the only membership association of its kind to serve and represent every chronic disease division in all states and U.S. territories. For more information, visit

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