John F. Durante

John F. Durante

John F. Durante is Chairman of the Kennedy University Hospital Board of Trustees and is a member of the Kennedy Health Board of Directors. He is also Co-Chair of the Kennedy Health Care Foundation, and Chairman of both the Executive Committee for the Hospital Board and of the Kennedy Health Care Center Board.  Mr. Durante additionally serves on several board committees.

Mr. Durante served as the past-President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region and President of JDKD Enterprises LP. He is the owner/operator of seven McDonald’s restaurants in South Jersey and is President of McDonald’s Thil-Ad-Mac Co-op, representing 300 McDonald’s restaurants.  Mr. Durante is also a Board Member of the Weinberg Foundation, which supports the bone marrow transplant center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Mr. Durante is well-known throughout the region for his charitable efforts in raising millions of dollars for children’s charities

 During his years as a Kennedy Board member, Mr. Durante has been instrumental in the establishment of the Ronald McDonald Pediatric Unit at Kennedy’s Washington Township hospital and its two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which provide respite for families of patients receiving care at the hospital.

Mr. Durante earned a B.S. in management from St. Joseph’s University in 1983. He obtained his Bachelor of Hamburgerology from McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL, in 1978.

Mr. Durante and his wife, Kathy, reside in Washington Township, NJ.