The Winter Park Health Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of distinguished leaders representing our community.

Toni Jennings

Chairman, WPHF Board of Trustees

Toni Jennings was Florida’s first female lieutenant governor, the only two-term president of the Florida Senate in history, a successful businesswoman and former fifth grade Orange County teacher.

A native of Orlando, she began her career as a teacher at Killarney Elementary in Winter Park; leaving teaching in 1973 to join the family commercial construction business.  Founded in 1948, Jack Jennings & Sons, Inc. is a longstanding corporate citizen serving the Central Florida area for 70 years.  Ms. Jennings led as president from the mid-1980s until becoming Lt. Governor in 2003.  She currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.

Ms. Jennings was Florida’s 16th Lieutenant Governor from 2003 to 2007; serving with Governor Jeb Bush.  She spent 24 years from 1976 until 2000 in the Florida Legislature.  Twenty (20) of those years were in the Florida Senate where she completed the last four as Senate President.  She continues to be the first and only female Republican leader of either house of the Florida Legislature. Upon leaving public office, she chaired the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Named to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and designated a Great Floridian, Ms. Jennings has been the recipient of the James B. Green Economic Development Award and the John Young History Maker Award. The Orlando Sentinel recognized her as Central Floridian of the Year for her 2004 hurricane recovery efforts. She is also the recipient of Junior Achievement’s Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame and Spirit of Achievement awards.  In 2017, she was inducted into the Orange County Public School Foundation’s Hall of Fame.

Ms. Jennings currently sits on the boards of the Winter Park Health Foundation, Nemours, Brown & Brown, Inc., Next Era Energy, Mid America Apartments, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and Seaside National Bank and Trust.