The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation
John Hillenmeyer is a Director of the The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation, which makes grants to charitable organizations that focus on educational programs, children and youth services, cultural programs, health or rehabilitative programs and social services. The foundation was formed in 1953, because the Phillips family felt that it was important to support programs that would correct the origins or causes of problems in the community.
The former President and CEO of Orlando Health, Hillenmeyer retired in 2010 after a thirty-six year career in hospital administration, twenty-eight of those years with Orlando Health.
At Orlando Health, Hillenmeyer was the first Vice President and Executive Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. During his tenure, he led the organization through a period of substantial growth, including major capital expansion, clinical program development and successful negotiation of several strategic acquisitions and partnerships.
Hillenmeyer has been on the board of Westminster Services since 1997; currently serves on the Metro Board of the Central Florida YMCA; the Seminole County Economic Development Advisory Council, which he chaired in 2010; and the Regional Commission on Homelessness, which he chaired from 2012-2014.
An influencer in his field, Hillenmeyer has been deeply involved in professional associations, serving several terms on the Board of the Florida Hospital Association, leading the merger of three state hospital associations into one; the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board; the Voluntary Hospitals of America Southeast Board; and the Statutory Teaching Hospital Council / Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida Board. He also has been the Executive in Residence at the UCF College of Health and Public Affairs since his retirement.
Hillenmeyer has a long history of community involvement, serving multiple terms on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, which he chaired in 2008, and multiple terms as a board member of the Central Florida Partnership. Hillenmeyer was also a member of the Orlando Downtown Development Board from 2000 to 2005, serving as Vice Chairman in 2005, and a member of the Board of the Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau from 1999- 2001. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Red Cross in 1994.
Mr. Hillenmeyer earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Health Care Administration from Duke University.