Obesity Action Coalition Inc

The OAC is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity.

aka OAC   |   Tampa, FL   |
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Obesity Action Coalition Inc

EIN: 20-1953508


The mission of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is to elevate and empower individuals affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a nearly 50,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. Our core focuses are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

Ruling year info


President and CEO

Mr. Joseph Nadglowski, Jr.

Main address

4511 North Himes Ave Ste 250

Tampa, FL 33614 USA

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Subject area info



Diseases and conditions

Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Obesity impacts one in four Americans. It is estimated that more than 93 million Americans have obesity, with that number predicted to rise to 120 million in the next five years. The numbers affected by obesity are staggering. As such, the OAC works to focus national attention on obesity as a disease, its treatments and its impact on society.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Brochures, Posters and Magazines


One of the main functions that the OAC serves in the healthcare community and the general public is to educate all on the disease of obesity, severe obesity, childhood obesity and obesity-related co-morbid conditions. The OAC accomplishes this function by providing well-balanced educational materials such as the following:

General OAC Materials
- OAC Postcard
- Weight Matters Magazine
- Living Well Guide

Understanding Obesity Series
- Understanding Obesity and Severe Obesity Brochure
- Understanding Childhood Obesity Brochure
- Understanding Your Weight-loss Options Brochure

Weight Bias and Stigma Resources
- Weight Bias in Healthcare (Guide)
- Weight Bias in the Workplace (Guide)
- Understanding Obesity Stigma Brochure

Understanding Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
- Understanding Excess Weight and Type 2 Diabetes Brochure
- Understanding Prediabetes and Excess Weight Brochure
- A Brochure for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

- Your Weight Matters Poster
- Understanding Childhood Obesity Poster

Folletos en Español
- Understanding Obesity Brochure (Spanish)
- Understanding Severe Obesity Brochure (Spanish)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Educational Campaign focused on encouraging individuals to engage their healthcare professionals about how their weight may be impacting their health. Features an educational web site, tool kit and other resources to help individuals engage their healthcare provider

Population(s) Served

Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO is a one-of-a-kind, educational event that offers individuals the opportunity to invest in their health and get the tools you need to manage their weight and health. This national meeting, proudly presented by the Obesity Action Coalition, is designed to bring together all individuals who struggle or are concerned with weight-related issues and provide them science-based education, practical tips and support to manage their journey with weight.

Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO offers:
- More than 50 unique educational topics geared toward weight management
- An EXPO Hall with more than 30 unique vendors from the industry
- An energizing exercise program for all skill and fitness levels
- The opportunity to engage with experts one-on-one
- Opportunities to learn, connect and engage
- The chance to earn CE Credits if you’re a health professional

Population(s) Served
Health, powered by the OAC, is a user-friendly healthcare provider locator designed for people searching for qualified specialists such as medical doctors, bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians, nurse practitioners and more.

Along with the ability to search by zip code and specialty for qualified healthcare providers, the website also features resources on what to look for in a healthcare provider, how to prepare for an appointment and ways to find support. The OAC’s locator is a wealth of U.S. providers who belong to major health organizations such as the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS), the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and including providers certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM).

Population(s) Served

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has launched a national public awareness campaign, titled “Stop Weight Bias” in an effort to raise awareness about the negative impact of weight bias from childhood to adulthood and highlight the areas of life where people affected by obesity face weight bias the most, such as healthcare, employment, education, in the media and more.

The Stop Weight Bias Campaign is committed to raising awareness, putting a stop to weight bias and pushing equality forward. An essential area of focus for the campaign is on weight bias in racial and ethnic groups. In OAC’s online survey, 32% of Latinos/Hispanics said they experienced weight bias in employment and 29% of blacks/African Americans said they experienced weight bias in healthcare.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The OAC aims to educate patients, family members and the public on obesity and severe obesity. In addition, the OAC will increase obesity education, work to improve access to medical treatments for patients with obesity, advocate for safe and effective treatments and strive to eliminate the negative stigma associated with all types of obesity.

By building a coalition of members ranging from patients and their family members to healthcare professionals, the OAC and its members will focus national attention on obesity; organize all those concerned as advocates for action, advances and change; and visibly effect and impact the healthcare community and the public.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Obesity Action Coalition Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audited Financial Statement 2020 2020 Audited Financial Statement 2019 2019 990 2018 OAC 990 2017 OAC 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.72 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Obesity Action Coalition Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Obesity Action Coalition Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $157,091 -$114,044 -$195,926 $252,332 $126,752
As % of expenses 10.5% -6.5% -11.8% 15.8% 8.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $155,679 -$116,057 -$200,403 $246,294 $119,242
As % of expenses 10.4% -6.6% -12.0% 15.4% 7.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,650,944 $1,639,119 $1,463,428 $1,849,924 $1,719,955
Total revenue, % change over prior year 16.8% -0.7% -10.7% 26.4% -7.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.3%
Membership dues 18.3% 15.3% 22.0% 17.7% 19.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.0%
All other grants and contributions 81.7% 84.7% 78.0% 82.3% 63.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,493,853 $1,753,163 $1,659,354 $1,597,592 $1,593,203
Total expenses, % change over prior year 5.3% 17.4% -5.4% -3.7% -0.3%
Personnel 45.4% 48.0% 53.2% 59.6% 60.3%
Professional fees 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 1.2%
Occupancy 4.2% 3.6% 4.3% 5.2% 5.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 49.5% 47.6% 41.6% 34.2% 33.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,495,265 $1,755,176 $1,663,831 $1,603,630 $1,600,713
One month of savings $124,488 $146,097 $138,280 $133,133 $132,767
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $136,900
Fixed asset additions $3,223 $4,669 $8,391 $7,672 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,622,976 $1,905,942 $1,810,502 $1,744,435 $1,870,380

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 2.4 0.7 0.6 3.1 3.5
Months of cash and investments 2.4 0.7 0.6 3.1 3.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 0.2 -1.2 0.6 1.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $303,442 $95,021 $78,972 $413,129 $466,712
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $16,801 $139,922 $10,569 $569 $569
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $31,434 $36,103 $44,494 $52,166 $56,179
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 88.3% 82.5% 77.0% 77.2% 85.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 52.0% 83.2% 253.7% 80.8% 59.5%
Unrestricted net assets $157,274 $41,217 -$159,186 $87,108 $206,350
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $157,274 $41,217 -$159,186 $87,108 $206,350

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President and CEO

Mr. Joseph Nadglowski, Jr.

Joe Nadglowski is President & CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a non-profit patient organization formed in 2005 dedicated to elevating and empowering those affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support. A frequent speaker and author, Mr. Nadglowski has more than 14 years of experience working in patient advocacy and education and is a graduate of the University of Florida. As a patient advocate, Mr. Nadglowski has publicly shared his own personal experience with obesity on numerous boards, task forces, workgroups, and in public testimony. Mr. Nadglowski was a recipient of the 2012 Society for the Study of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Public Service Award. He has been a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss childhood obesity and has testified before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the importance of increasing treatment options for individuals affected by obesity.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Obesity Action Coalition Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Kristal Hartman

Kristal Hartman

Sarah Bramblette, MSHL

Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD

Sunil Daniel, MD, FTOS

Debe Gau

Scott Kahan, MD

Nikki Massie, MA

Anh Vu Pham

Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA

Patty Nece, JD

Robyn Pashby, PhD

Elizabeth Paul

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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