Program Management Sustainability in the Nonprofit World

Program Management Sustainability in the Nonprofit World


Francisco Semião, MS, MPH

Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

McCormick & Schmicks
11920 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $33
Non-Members: $33
*Lunch will be served 

About the Event

Francisco Semião will present on the challenges of program management sustainability in the nonprofit world. As the corporate and nonprofit worlds continue to merge more each day through board service or executive leaders taking the lead of foundation and charities, the challenges most face is the ever growing number of nonprofit entities that are competing for the same donors and grant awards. This is especially a challenge for nonprofit hospitals that have $1 billion budgets but only have less than 3 percent profit margin with capital needs that far exceed that. To ensure new programs can be launched, managed, and sustained in the nonprofit world, a program manager needs to strategically creep towards thinking like a for-profit executive to ensure the long life of vital programs. Francisco will give an example of a Harvard case study that he has replicated and used as a model on some of his efforts at MedStar Health and the National Organization of Portuguese Americans, which has earned him the name of “Rainmaker” with some of his colleagues.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Francisco Semião, MS, MPH

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Francisco Semião has over 15 years experience in organizational and program management. He holds a master of science from Marymount University’s School of Business Administration and a master of public health from The George Washington University. Since 2000, he has been working in the field of health care administration in Washington, DC with tours at the DC Department of Health, George Washington University Medical Center, Inova Health System, and where he is currently stationed - MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the Nation’s Capital.

Francisco is also the founder of the National Organization of Portuguese Americans through which he helps to represent the interests of the Portuguese-Americans by providing capacity building tools and resources to local community organizations, serving as an advocate on Capitol Hill and working to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Portugal. He has also been responsible for procuring and managing over 50 millions of dollars in grants and contracts. His honors include receiving the Marymount University Outstanding Recent Graduate Award in 2011 and The George Washington Alumni Association Award in 2002, and being inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Health Care Administration in 2005, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health in 2003, and Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society in 2000. In recognition of his work advocating for Portuguese-American interests, Francisco was knighted and inducted into the Portuguese Royal Order of Saint Michael in 2007.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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