UF Health Jacksonville is governed by an 18-member board of directors whose primary
responsibility is to support capital investments, the academic mission of the faculty
at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and a higher
level of patient care.
The board brings together UF Health administrators and physicians as well as strong
community leaders who support the hospital's mission. This board allows the organization
to make decisions more quickly to ensure financial success of the hospital and further
UF Health Jacksonville's reach in the community.
The UF Health family of hospitals—UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Shands
Hospital—independently operate as closely collaborating "sister" entities
with parallel roles, each with its own board and a direct relationship to UF leadership.
Their shared mission focuses on the UF Academic Health Center's goals for patients,
students and research programs.
David S. Guzick, MD, PhD (Chairman)
Guzick serves as senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida
and is president of UF Health. He was recruited in 2009 from the University of Rochester,
where he had served as dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry for seven years.
Guzick serves as the designee of the president of the University of Florida for
all matters related to UF governance of UF Health on both the Gainesville and Jacksonville
campuses and is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic vision for
UF Health on both campuses by fostering close collaboration between the UF faculty
and UF Health.
Russell E. Armistead Jr., MBA
Armistead is chief executive officer of UF Health Jacksonville. Prior to being named
CEO in 2013, he served nine years as associate vice president for finance and planning
for the University of Florida Health Science Center in both Gainesville and Jacksonville.
Haley is a professor of emergency medicine and dean of the University of Florida
College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He is also vice president for health affairs
of the University of Florida. Haley is board-certified in emergency medicine. Prior
to joining UF in 2017, Haley was a professor and executive dean at Emory University
School of Medicine and chief medical officer of the Emory Medical Care Foundation
Bass is a professor of medicine and chief of the division of cardiology at the UF
College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He also serves as program director of
the college's Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and medical director
of the multidisciplinary UF Health Cardiovascular Center in Jacksonville. Bass is
board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional
Michelle M. Boynton
Boynton served eight years as a health lawyer at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in
Minnesota, advising hospitals and other health care entities. Since leaving law
practice, she has served as a board member on the First Coast YMCA Metroplitan Board,
a president's panel member for UF Health Jacksonville, and a member of the Women's
Crawford has been a longtime advocate for children in Jacksonville and statewide.
She has served as chair of the State Advisory Council on Early Education and Care,
and is a member of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. In addition, Crawford
has served as chair of the Jacksonville Children's Commission and the Duval County
Early Learning Coalition.
Edwards is an associate professor of medicine and chief of the division of general
internal medicine at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She is also
senior associate dean for educational affairs and associate chair for the department
of medicine. Edwards is board-certified in internal medicine. She is medical director
for the UF Health Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
and also on staff at JaxHATS, a clinic for youth ages 16 to 26 who have chronic
medical or developmental problems in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns counties.
Edwards is past president of the College of Medicine – Jacksonville Faculty
Glover is president of Edward Waters College and a former sheriff of Jacksonville.
His community involvement has included the Fraternal Order of Police, the Brotherhood
of Police Officers and special adviser to the University of North Florida. Glover
has earned degrees at Edward Waters College, University of North Florida and the
FBI National Academy. He has received Outstanding Alumni Awards from Edward Waters
College, University of North Florida and Leadership Jacksonville.
McCague's most recent occupation was executive vice president and chief operating
officer of IxReveal Inc. While previously serving as executive vice president at
Wachovia Bank NA, McCague also held directorships for wealth management and service
excellence. She has served as chair of Daniel Memorial and was a member of the State
Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council, and is currently co-chair of
the UF Florida Tomorrow capital campaign.
Norse is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Florida
College of Medicine – Jacksonville and is medical director of emergency medicine
services at UF Health Jacksonville. Norse is a past president of the Duval County
Medical Society, and a past vice president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians.
Rahul Patel, Esq.
Patel is a partner in the law firm King & Spalding where his practice focuses
on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic corporate transactions.
He has been rated by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and Legal
500 as a leading M&A lawyer. He serves on the UF Board of Trustees, the Board
of Trustees of Westminster Schools, and the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Speech
Michael S. Santarone, MBA
Santarone is president and chief operating officer at Stellar, a construction, architecture
and engineering firm based in Jacksonville. With more than 30 year experience in
construction management, he oversees operations of all Stellar divisions and establishes
goal planning for administration, financial security, insurance and training.
Scuderi is an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Florida
College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He is medical director of the UF Health
Family Medicine and Pediatrics – New Berlin primary care practice. Scuderi
is board-certified in family medicine and is certified as a diabetes master clinician.
Spencer serves as the regional president of Ameris Bank for Northeast and North
Central Florida. He has extensive experience working in the banking industry, previously
serving as CEO of Jacksonville Bancorp and The Jacksonville Bank. In addition, he
serves on the board of directors for City Rescue Mission, is a member of the Florida
Bar Arbitration Committee and is a prior member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
Williams is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Florida College
of Medicine – Jacksonville. He serves as medical director of robotic surgery
and medical director of urologic oncology and research. Board-certified in urology,
Williams completed a fellowship in urological oncology at the National Institutes
of Health in Bethesda, Md.