Thomas Heymann

President & CEO

Tom has been part of Sepsis Alliance since 2007, serving as President and CEO since 2013. He has led Sepsis Alliance to consecutive years of growth including the organization’s drive to increase sepsis awareness from 19% to 65% and the expansion of to a site serving more than 2 million patients, family members, caregivers, and medical professionals each year. Tom also led the organization’s efforts to launch Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community and Sepsis Alliance Institute, which have trained more than 40,000 health professionals, and Sepsis Alliance Voices, a platform for national and state advocacy. The organization’s focus is on education and training, equity-diversity-inclusion, antimicrobial stewardship, and innovation.

Tom has more than 30 years of senior business development and operating experience in the commercial and not for profit sectors. He served as Chief Operating Officer at Little Kids Rock, the country’s largest free instrumental music charity, and as Executive Director at Young Audiences New York. He also served as General Manager of The Biography Channel as part of his 14 years of executive leadership at A&E Television Networks, where he earned an Emmy Award for his work on Biography: The Google Boys. Tom is also a published author of six books for Random House including the “On An Average Day” series. He currently serves as President of the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors and an advisory board member of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation. Tom resides in the New York City metro area and has 3 children.