Healthcare Network Hires Antonello Castaldi as Volunteer Program Manager

Healthcare Network Hires Antonello Castaldi as Volunteer Program Manager

NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2021) – Healthcare Network is pleased to announce the hiring of Antonello Castaldi as volunteer program manager. In this role, Castaldi will develop and launch the organization’s new volunteer program which is being introduced to further interactions with and enhance patient wellbeing. His responsibilities will include recruiting volunteers, representing Healthcare Network in the community, hosting volunteer orientations and matching volunteers’ interests to organizational needs.

Born in Rome, Italy, Castaldi brings nearly 20 years of international nonprofit experience to the position including working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). During his tenure with UNICEF, he held various roles serving in Eritrea (a country in East Africa), Italy, Panama and Mexico. He designed and led fundraising campaigns, trained, motivated and led hundreds of volunteers and represented UNICEF at many events.

Most recently, Antonello served as an adult protection investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families in Fort Myers.

“As Healthcare Network continues to grow to meet our community’s needs, a volunteer program is essential,” said Dr. Emily Ptaszek, CEO, Healthcare Network. “Through this program, skilled volunteers will support staff across the organization, including service touchpoints, to further elevate the patient experience. We’re excited to have Antonello join our team and help develop this important program.”

Antonello has a Master of Human Rights from La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, and a Master of Business Administration from the Huizenga School of Business, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Healthcare Network is a medical and dental home where children and adults can receive patient-centered, team-based and continuous comprehensive healthcare services, regardless of income, insurance or employment status. Visit www.HealthcareSWFL.org to learn more or call 239-658-3000 to schedule an appointment.

Aug 25, 2021 | Staff Updates

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