Meet The Foundation Team

We welcome you to get to know our team of professionals. We are very proud to represent Lakeland Regional Health. We believe you will find us to be a diverse, accomplished, passionate, caring team.

Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE
President/CEO, Lakeland Regional Health

Ms. Drummond joined Lakeland Regional Health in 2013 and has served in several key roles, first as Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, then assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer of the health system.

Using her extensive background in biomedical engineering and healthcare technology management and expertise in statistics and operating principles, Ms. Drummond’s work ensures that Lakeland Regional Health resources and systems are developed to meet patient needs and comply with changing healthcare regulations.

Her patient-focused, outcome-based strategies ensure that LRH patients have the best possible healthcare experiences and access to healthcare providers, advanced care facilities, technology and services. design and construction process for the eight-story, state-of-the-art Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which opened in June 2018. In addition, Ms. Drummond helped to facilitate the Clark & Daughtrey Medical Group transition, oversee expansion of the Hollis Cancer Center, and strategize for growth of the Physician Group and ambulatory practices. Ms. Drummond also facilitated significant clinical collaborations with Mayo Clinic Care Network and Nemours Children’s Health System for Lakeland Regional Health.

Ms. Drummond is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Six Sigma Black Belt, a designation certifying the highest level of expertise in operating principles and process improvement.

Timothy J. Boynton, MBA
Vice President of Development, Chief Public Relations and Communications Officer

Tim Boynton joined Lakeland Regional Health in 2013. His unwavering determination and enterprising insight have played an integral role in the success of Lakeland Regional Health Foundation.

Under Mr. Boynton’s tenure, the Foundation has received its single largest gift, initiated a successful Annual Giving Program and recently concluded a six-month campaign that culminated in the opening of the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine. He is now leading major fundraising initiatives for Lakeland Regional Health’s Hollis Cancer Center as well as the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children.

As Vice President of the Foundation, Mr. Boynton oversees the planning and execution of several much-anticipated community events, including Women in Philanthropy’s Annual Luncheon, ’Twas the Night, Philanthropist of the Year and the Promise Run 5K and 10K. The inaugural Promise Run drew more than 1,800 runners and walkers and more than 200 volunteers. The first event’s proceeds were used to offset construction costs for the new chemotherapy area at the Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center.

Prior to joining Lakeland Regional Health, Mr. Boynton was Manager of Development for Maine Medical Center, where his fundraising efforts were focused on the Maine Children’s Cancer Program at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. Tim Boynton also spent time working at the Elliot Health System in Southern New Hampshire.

Before Tim Boynton began his career in philanthropy, he had an exciting stint working with composer Mark Schoenfeld on Brooklyn the Musical, which ran for 284 performances on Broadway.

Mr. Boynton has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has extensive training from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Jodi Ridley
Director of Development, Lakeland Regional Health Foundation

Jodi Ridley joined the Foundation in 2015 after spending several years at Lakeland based Publix coordinating events throughout the entire nation and acted in leadership roles with the grocery chain’s philanthropic & training divisions.  Responsible for creating and implementing some of the most talked about events in Central Florida, Ms. Ridley also manages and provides leadership to the Foundation’s auxiliary and third party affiliations.  Ms. Ridley attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Non-Profit Management. 

Deborah Cunningham
Executive Assistant, Lakeland Regional Health Foundation

Deborah Cunningham joined Lakeland Regional Health in 2008 and has played an integral role with the Foundation since 2019 working in conjunction with the Vice President of Development.  Ms. Cunningham is responsible for managing the Foundation’s donor relations data base and gift acknowledgement.  In addition to her role with the Foundation, Ms. Cunningham also provides executive support to the System’s President & CEO Elect as well as the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness/Chief Operation’s Officer; Ambulatory Division.

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