Mercy announces executive director of philanthropy

Lori Cummins was recently named executive director of philanthropy with oversight of foundation co-workers in El Reno, Kingfisher, Logan County, Oklahoma City and Watonga as well as fundraising responsibilities in Oklahoma City.

“I am honored to be a part of the Mercy family and to continue the mission set forth by the Sisters of Mercy 190 years ago,” Cummins said. “The generosity and compassion of the Oklahoma City community allows us to utilize the gifts and resources they entrust to us, to enable our physicians and staff to provide innovative and compassionate care to all.”

Cummins has more than 30 years of professional experience in health care development and marketing. Most recently, she served as director of development at Oklahoma City University. Prior to her role there, she served for 12 years as director of community relations at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton before taking on responsibilities as executive director of the foundation.

Cummins has a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and dual bachelor’s degrees in communications and psychology from Cameron University in Lawton. She has completed additional doctorate work in communications at OU.

She and her husband Kip have been married 27 years. They are the parents of five daughters and have been active volunteers in many community causes.