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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Christopher Simoneau, MBA

Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer

Christopher Simoneau

Leadership Responsibilities

Christopher Simoneau joined Lee Health in March 2019. Chris is responsible for strategic direction and oversight of Lee Health’s foundation, brand development, marketing, internal and external communications, and community relationships in alignment with our mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives.

Professional Experience

Chris has more than 25 years of experience in institutional advancement and fundraising. He joins us from Florida Gulf Coast University where he served as Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the FGCU Foundation for the past six years. Chris led all university advancement activities, including development and fundraising, marketing and communications, community relations, special events, and alumni relations. He was also the Senior Director of University Advancement for Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and the Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning and University Relations at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.


Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance at Villanova University at the Villanova School of Business. He completed his MBA at Columbia University at the Columbia Business School.

Memberships/Community Involvement

Chris is active in a variety of professional and community service activities. He serves on the School District of Lee County’s Independent Sales Surtax Oversight Committee, the board of the Naples Chamber of Commerce, and as vice chair of the board of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL). He is also a member of Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Chris previously served on the boards of the Moorings Park Foundation, SWFL Economic Development Alliance, and the AFP of Lee and Collier Counties.