John Hillenmeyer has 34 years of experience as an Executive in the health care industry. Mr. Hillenmeyer is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned a master’s degree from Duke University. During his career, he held executive positions with several health care organizations, including the last 28 years of his career with Orlando Health – the last 15 of those years as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hillenmeyer led Orlando Health during a period of significant growth in clinical programs, facility expansion, and mergers & acquisitions throughout Central Florida.
As a leader in the State of Florida’s health care industry, Mr. Hillenmeyer served as Chairman of the Florida Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals; as Chairman of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida; and as a board member of other organizations that advise legislators about health policy. He also served as an active community leader over his career, focusing his community efforts in service and economic development organizations, such as: YMCA of Central Florida, American Red Cross, United Way, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Commission. He proudly served the Economic Development Commission as its Chair.
Since retiring in 2010, Mr. Hillenmeyer has remained active in the Central Florida community. In addition to serving as a board member of Dr. Phillips Charities, he currently serves as Board Chairman of Westminster Communities of Florida, a large not-for-profit, faith-based senior housing organization. He also serves as Chairman of The Heart of the City Foundation and is an emeritus member of the Orlando Health Foundation. He is also a past member of the SunTrust Regional Board.
John and his wife, Gale, have been married over 53 years and enjoy spending time with their two sons and three grandchildren, traveling, and golfing with friends.