Bellwether League, Inc.William A. Donato Jr.

William A. Donato Jr.

William Donato may have spent the majority of his career-to-date in the Supplier category with one company, but he’s also contributed heavily to the Provider Supply Chain Management and Group Purchasing Organization categories as well. In fact, his roots stem from the hospital supply chain management industry segment and have extended in a multi-faceted way into the other two segments, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and profession.

Advancing the Profession through Performance

Introduced/pioneered new concepts and ideas within supply chain operations

Influenced the C-Suite and/or physicians and other clinicians and/or fellow department heads on the benefits of optimal supply chain strategies and tactics

Demonstrated leadership in expense management and quality measures that contributed to an organization’s financial, operational and clinical success

Work Experience
Professional/Humanitarian Activities

2004-present, Member Board of Directors, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)
2002- 2005, Legislative/Community Affairs Committee – Somerset (NJ) Medical Center
1996, Recipient, AHRMM’s George R. Gossett Leadership Award 
1991- 1994, President, American Society for Healthcare Materials Management (ASHMM) 
1988-1990, ASHMM Region 9 Board Representative
1988-1992, AHA Legislation, Advocacy and Health Care Reform Task Force
1990, Treasurer, Northern California Chapter, ASHMM  
1988, Chair, VHA Materials Management Advisory Committee – Northern California 
Keynote speaker, panel participant, and facilitator for educational sessions in more than 100 programs to Supply Chain, Materials Managers, Registered Nurses, Physicians/Surgeons, Administrators, CEOs, Suppliers and other healthcare professionals.


1992   “Forecasting Health Care Trends,” Materials Management in Healthcare
1990   “Savings of Supply Flow Management:  Business Plan,” Hospital Purchasing News 
1990   “Supply Flow Management - The Next Level of Materials Management Program Development,” ASHMM Reference Series
1988   “Materials Management in Multi’s,” Journal of Health Care Materiel Management