Bob Sloan was born and raised in New Castle, Indiana. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Illinois. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following military service he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in health care management from The George Washington University. Bob spent 45 years in hospital administration including 27 years as President/CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Bob serves as Chairman of the board of The Joseph Robert Shaw Foundation. He is also a member of the board of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md., the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and WETA Public Television in Washington, D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Janet. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
In 2015 their youngest grandchild Joey, suffered a medical misadventure which resulted in a severe brain injury. In response to this injury Bob and Janet Sloan created Joey's Foundation to provide financial support to individuals, organizations and other entities engaged in education, innovation and research to improve the lives of children living with a brain injury. Bob and Janet serve as caregivers for their grandson Joey who is now six years old.