Jean Drummond is the president and founder of HCD International (HCDI). Photos courtesy of HCDI.
“We can improve the quality of life for people.”
Jean Drummond is the president and founder of HCD International (HCDI), a healthcare consulting firm with a vision to improve the quality of health for all, especially for those in vulnerable communities. “My unquenchable passion to improve the quality of life for people from countries and communities near and far lights the fire for my daily work,” Jean says. “As a wife, mother, and businesswoman, I best describe my craft as a solutionist and ‘fem-treneur.’”
Team collaboration meeting with a client of HCDI.
Being a businesswoman is something of a family tradition. Jean comes from a long line of fem-treneurs including her grandmother and her mother. Her grandmother and family owned a general merchandise store in Halifax County, Virginia. Later in life, her mother used her talent as a seamstress to make furnishings and draperies while caring for Jean during her various hospitalizations at birth. Jean was born with a dislocated hip. Generations later, Jean, her siblings, and her sons continue this tradition of entrepreneurship. “Over 30 years ago, 3 months apart, I gave birth to my oldest son, now an aspiring architect, and to my corporate dream, HCDI,” Jean says. Only 20 months later, she gave birth to her second son, who is now a talented cybersecurity expert. Jean prides herself on her forward-thinking and takes her many roles in life to heart every day.
Beyond the influence of her family, Jean Drummond applies her faith-based values of integrity, service, and giving back as the pillars of her business. With her supportive husband and family, she continues to soar to her ‘next’. Jean, and the professionals who work with her, look to take healthcare to the next level by rethinking how we view individuals within their community. “We seek to ensure policymakers hear through data, stories, and case studies,” Jean says. “There is economic worth in transforming our health care delivery system to one that is accessible, safe, and a trusted place of care for all, regardless of their ethnic identity,” Jean explains.
“For HCDI and our team of passionate, accomplished professionals, the best is yet to come, and our global reach will catapult our vision and impact even further.”
This year, HCDI plans to expand its products and influence into the international marketplace to further help the most vulnerable. Along with this huge expansion, HCDI also intends to expand into behavioral and mental health services. Although behavioral and mental health has been an area of concern, the need was especially highlighted when Jean saw how marginalized communities were impacted by the pandemic. Jean knows that healthcare needs are as dynamic and evolving as the communities that are affected by them.
HCDI will continue to share innovative solutions with healthcare providers that serve these communities. As Jean shares, “For HCDI and our team of passionate, accomplished professionals, the best is yet to come, and our global reach will catapult our vision and impact even further.”