RMH-LI Executive Director Matthew Campo Promoted to President
Nonprofit leader eager to bring organization to another level
August 4, 2015 (New Hyde Park, NY) – Matthew Campo, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) has been promoted to President of the organization.
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s mission of providing a home-away-from-home has been taken to a new level since Campo’s tenure as Executive Director began in 2010. Today, the nonprofit not only provides a place for families to stay steps from their child’s beside during a medical crisis, but offers a wealth of programs and services to make family stays even more comforting. From home-cooked meals prepared every night, to organized yoga classes, pet therapy sessions, and transportation program to take family’s to and from medical appointments and everything in between, the House has become an integral part of a child and family’s healing process.
Under Campo’s leadership, the organization has seen tremendous growth. “The transition of this position was one of the easiest decisions the Board of Directors has ever made, said Katie Hunt-Rotolo, Chairman of the Board of Directors at RMH-LI. “Matt started at RMH-LI as the Director of Development & Communications in 2009, and watching his growth over the years has been nothing short of inspiring. His passion for the mission, ability to motivate and empower his team and over 200 volunteers is unprecedented,” Rotolo continued.
The nonprofit’s recent success of an initiative called Project Design was a clear indication of Campo’s goals being exceeded. A two-year, pro-bono, 5 million dollar value renovation and redesign led by the interior design industry left the organization’s 42 bedroom, 44,000 square foot home-away-from-home with a top-notch makeover of its residential suites and common areas for the 1,000 families it serves each year. In addition, hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised to sponsor family stays at RMH-LI.
A Ronald McDonald Family Room, a family-friendly respite area is now available at Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. This was also accomplished during Campo’s tenure as Executive Director. The Family Room, located within Stony Brook Children’s Hospital offers families of more than 7,000 children who are hospitalized each year a place to rest and relax right inside the hospital.
As the beloved charity gears up for its 30th anniversary next year, Campo remains enthusiastic and eager to elevate RMH-LI’s presence for many years to come. He hopes to increase the organization’s reach by opening a second Ronald McDonald House on the eastern end of Long Island.
“I am truly honored to be President of an organization that has a profound effect on thousands of families each year,” said Campo. “Working with such a supportive team of Board Members, volunteers, coworkers and a generous community makes all the difference,” he continued. “When I come to work each day, it feels like home,” he said. “You can expect big things from us in the coming years!” he continued.
Campo has two passions in life: the performing arts and his family. He resides in Wantagh with his wife and three beautiful children. Outside of the office, Campo continues to dabble in the arts as a community theater performer and enjoys spending time at the beach with his family.
About the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is the 100th House of over 300 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. For over 29 years, RMH-LI has been a home-away-from-home for over 20,000 families in the United States and more than 80 countries around the world who are dealing with the pain of having a child undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals. For more information about RMH-LI, log on to www.rmhlongisland.org, www.facebook.com/rmhli, www.instagram.com/rmhli, and www.twitter.com/rmh_li.