Tomi G. Youngblood retired from her career as a healthcare executive as part of the senior management team of Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH), a major not-for-profit healthcare system in the Charleston, SC area. RSFH is a 657 bed system which includes three hospitals and over 90 other healthcare facilities. As a system vice president, Mrs. Youngblood had primary responsibility for federal and state legislative and regulatory issues; foundation/fundraising; marketing/communications; and a broad range of community outreach initiatives. During her career she also worked closely on the unique merger of a community-based health system with a Catholic healthcare system. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Youngblood held positions as Director of Corporate Giving and Advancement Services for the College of Charleston; Public Relations Officer and Ombudsman for the City of Charleston; and as a consultant on various political campaigns, including a presidential campaign.
Mrs. Youngblood currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Aquarium, where she has co-chaired the Environmental Stewardship Gala for the past four years; the College of Charleston Foundation Board, the College of Charleston Athletic Board; and the American Red Cross – Carolina Lowcountry Board.
Mrs. Youngblood chaired the American Red Cross – Carolina Lowcountry Board for three years, during which she served on the National Council of the Tiffany Society, and was founding co-chair of the Lowcountry Tiffany Society. She served as the founding chair of the Charleston Metro Sports Council and the Children’s Medical Assessment Center for the Lowcountry of SC, and was chair of the Lowcountry Komen Race for the Cure.
She has served on numerous other boards, including the Board of Trustees of the American College of the Building Arts; the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation Board, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board; and the Piccolo Spoleto Board.
Over the course of her career, Mrs. Youngblood has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor for lifetime achievement and service to the State; the Order of the Silver Crescent, the State’s highest honor for volunteer and community service; an Outstanding Woman of the Lowcountry in 2000; and the Southern Conference (NCAA) Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and 2011.
Mrs. Youngblood lives with her husband, Bill, an attorney, in Charleston, SC. They have 2 daughters, son-in-law, and 2 granddaughters.