Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Welcomes Patrick J. McNamara as new President and Chief Executive Officer

West Palm Beach, FL (January 9, 2017)— Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Palm Beach County’s leading public healthcare foundation with a mission to improve the community’s health, has named Patrick J. McNamara, L.C.S.W. as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2017. 

McNamara was previously with Community Partners (Housing Partnership, Inc. and Parent-Child Center) in Riviera Beach, where he has worked since 1999, serving as its President and CEO since 2007. 

 “Patrick’s extensive knowledge of successful community relationship-building and his key contacts at the state and national levels will really be beneficial to the Foundation,” said Philippe Jeck, Board Chair of Palm Healthcare Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Patrick as we continue to strengthen our capacity to improve the health and well-being of every member of our community. “

McNamara is licensed in Clinical Social Work, holds a Master of Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Franciscan University, and attended Georgetown University for three years. He completed an executive fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

He is a Board Member of the National NeighborWorks Association, Board Member of the Florida Community Loan Fund, and member of the Community Stabilization Taskforce for NeighborWorks America. He is an Alumnus of Leadership Palm Beach County and received its 2013 Leadership Excellence Award, as well as the Alumni Citizenship Award from Franciscan University in 2014.  A native of New Orleans, McNamara and his wife Ana are the proud parents of three children.


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About Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Founded in 2001, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is known for solving critical healthcare issues through creative community-wide collaboration. The Foundation’s “Healthier Together” initiative strives to improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods.

The Foundation is committed to finding ways for inspired giving and thoughtful funding to generate lasting change. It has invested more than $70 million to support more than 100 organizations. For more information about Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., visit or call (561) 833-6333.