Bill Halamandaris

Co-founder, the Heart of America Foundation and four other non profits; author, Be The Light, Spiritual Common Sense and eight other books.

Bill Halamandaris is Co-founder and Chairman of The Heart of America Foundation®, where he has served as a full-time volunteer since the Foundation was created in 1997. In addition to the Heart of America Foundation®, Bill is the co-founder of the Caring Institute and three other national non-profit organizations: the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare, the National Association for Home Care, and HealthRight. In addition, Mr. Halamandaris is a long-time board member and past Chairman of America's Charities, a consortium of 120 national charities. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute and the ReadItLoud Foundation, founded by Wally Amos. Before devoting himself to the non-profit world, Mr. Halamandaris had a distinguished career in public service. Over the course of l5 years, he served as an Investigator, Chief Investigator, Director of Oversight and Counsel with the U.S. Senate and as Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Aging, Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care. Mr. Halamandaris has written and produced two documentaries for PBS – Voices of the People (l994) and Suffer Not the Little Children (l987) – and is the author of nine books, including Be The Light, Love and Hate, and The Heart of America: Ten Core values that Make Our Country Great, and Spiritual Common Sense. His work have been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, NBC Today, CBS This Morning, NBC Newsday, CNBC, CNN, Sonya Live, Parade Magazine, USA TODAY and The Visionaries. Mr. Halamandaris received his education at the George Washington University and the Columbus School of Law. In 1995, he was honored with a Doctorate in Human Letters from the University of North Florida in l995. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Halamandaris has appeared as keynote speaker before numerous academic, corporate and non-profit audiences.

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