DENVER, CO (March 12, 2018) — Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) – a national program serving first-time moms and their children living in poverty – announced today that the NFP Board of Directors has promoted Frank Daidone to president and CEO. Daidone has served as acting president and CEO since September, and was previously chief operating officer.
“Frank’s leadership has strengthened Nurse-Family Partnership for unprecedented growth to change outcomes for vulnerable babies and their mothers,” said Brett Hanselman, NFP board chair. “His dedication to families in poverty will be seen in lives changed and the greater impact to communities across the country.”
At Nurse-Family Partnership, Daidone’s leadership has improved operational efficiencies and launched new opportunities for innovation to spearhead the growth of Nurse-Family Partnership.
As CEO, Daidone will continue to lead Nurse-Family Partnership to scale its program to reach a record number of moms and babies across the country. He will ensure Nurse-Family Partnership’s high standard in achieving positive outcomes for families in poverty. In addition, Daidone will oversee operational excellence and innovative strategies, and build public and private support to grow Nurse-Family Partnership’s capacity to serve more families and change communities.
Daidone was formerly the vice president of operations at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, where he coordinated a 2,700-person workforce across 105 stores and cultivated partnerships between company departments, outside vendors and communities served. Before this position, he was the chief information officer for the City and County of Denver, where he led the City and County’s Technology Services Agency and improved the performance and customer experience of various technology services. In addition, Daidone was the director of information technology for Chipotle Mexican Grill and led the information technology programs during a period of rapid growth of 1,000 new locations.
Daidone lives in Denver with his wife, Ashley, and two daughters, Camryn and Erin. Camryn is a freshman at Colorado State University, and Erin attends Denver School of the Arts.
Daidone holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an English minor from University of Central Florida. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.
Over 40 years of research show that Nurse-Family Partnership is successful in improving maternal health and birth outcomes, preventing child abuse, reducing childhood injuries, increasing children’s school readiness and reducing juvenile crime. Nurse-Family Partnership serves close to 33,000 low-income, first-time moms in 42 states, U.S. Virgin Islands and many Tribal communities.
In Colorado, Nurse-Family Partnership serves families in all 64 counties.