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Donald K Jonas PhD

Donald K. Jonas / Author

Donald K. Jonas, Ph.D. is Executive Director of Care Ring. He previously served as Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation and before that was Senior Vice-President, Community Philanthropy at Foundation For The Carolinas.  Don has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles on a variety of topics, including the aging of our labor force and the future of America's health care system. He has worked in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce on workforce and welfare policies to build healthy communities in cities across the country. He is a 2005 recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award, he is a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and he serves on a number of boards in the Charlotte region, including UNC Charlotte’s Institute for Social Capital. A native of Charlotte, Don received a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina, a master of arts from Appalachian State University and he holds a doctorate from the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Charlotte with their three children and two cats. In the spring and fall he can be found on weekends at local ball fields coaching his children's soccer teams. His rock-and-roll band, the Fidgets, have not yet been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone but they continue to dream.


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