Charles DeSantis serves as Associate Vice President for Benefits and Payroll and Chief Benefits Officer for Georgetown University.
Before joining Georgetown in 2006, Mr. DeSantis was Vice President for Operations and Chief Operations Officer at PacAdvantage, a non-profit company providing health care benefits to small businesses in California. Prior to that, he served as Associate Director of Benefits Services at Stanford University, Senior Director of People Services at Gap Inc., and worked with the Federal Reserve for 12 years.
Mr. DeSantis’ distinguished history of service to charitable organizations includes serving on the Board of Directors for Stepping Stones Growth Center, which serves the developmentally disabled, as well as the Georgetown University employees’ credit union.
Mr. DeSantis is active in raising funds and creating programs for underserved children and families in Africa, particularly in Kenya. He developed an arts education program for high school-age AIDS orphans in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, the largest in Africa; served on the board of Nyumbani, a Kenyan orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS; and also served as an advisory board member for the Children of Kibera Foundation.