RMHC Names Sheila Musolino Chief Operating Officer

Charged to Lead Growth and Day-to-Day Operations of the Global Nonprofit

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - The Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Global Board of Trustees elected Sheila Musolino as Chief Operating Officer effective June 1, 2013. Musolino will lead the strategic planning of the Charity's growth, day-to-day operations, fundraising and marketing and communications efforts. Musolino, a 29-year veteran of McDonald's®, was previously the vice president, McDonald's U.S. supply chain, strategic supply. She will work with a diverse group of people with experience in business and/or healthcare, who share a commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of children around the world through family centered programming.

"Sheila brings to the Charity an exceptional ability to develop and execute business strategies and an innate ability to forge strong relationships. Her skill set will be vital as our Charity is projected to grow our core programs by 37 percent in the next three years in order to meet the increasing demand for services," said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, president and CEO of the Charity, to whom Musolino will report.

For the past five years, Musolino has served on the RMHC of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Board of Directors. In her capacity as a board member, she led the annual plan development process which included the implementation of event segmentation strategies, creating initiatives to cultivate new donors and increasing corporate donor support to the local Chapter.

"I am humbled to be elected Chief Operating Officer of RMHC, an organization that is near and dear to my heart," said Musolino. "I'm looking forward to visiting our Chapters around the world, and listening and discussing ways to work together for the families we serve. I am confident in our ability to build upon the strong foundation of the RMHC system and the important relationships with stakeholders in the medical, corporate partner and communities at large where we operate RMHC programs."

"Our leaders bring a wealth of expertise which helps drive our vision to be the premier organization serving the critical needs of children and their families worldwide," said Linda Dunham, board chair of RMHC. "Sheila is a trusted and compassionate leader who has consistently delivered results. She is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization so that we can ensure greater reach and deepen our impact on the health outcomes of the children we serve."

RMHC provides stability and vital resources to seven million children and families in 57 countries and regions annually through 324 Ronald McDonald Houses, 179 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, 49 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, as well as global grants to other charitable organizations that work on behalf of children.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

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