Bart Charlow is a seasoned CEO, who manages non-profit, health care and human services organizations, and is a Licensed Family Therapist.

His career spans diverse fields, including business administration, education, research, audio-visual media and information technology.

He is currently CEO of Samaritan House, a major anti-poverty and economic opportunity nonprofit agency serving San Mateo County.

In 40 years as a Bay Area executive he led regional non-profits: Easter Seals Bay Area; Adult & Child Guidance Center, Silicon Valley FACES, Peninsula Volunteers, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and more. He has been an Instructor for the Joint Commission, St. Mary’s College and Notre Dame de Namur.

Bart served on numerous boards and commissions and has been awarded for his Interfaith work. He holds an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology from Wake Forest.

He has been featured on TV, radio, and in papers many times, has been quoted in Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and was interviewed on the NBC Today Show.


Bart and his wife, Nancy, raised their 3 children in Foster City.