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 R. Nelson, M.D.
David R. Nelson, M.D., director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
since 2010, was appointed in June 2018 to serve as interim senior vice president
for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health. In this
interim role, Dr. Nelson guides operations for all components of UF Health, the
university’s academic health center, with campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville.
This includes six health science colleges, eight interdisciplinary research centers,
two hospital systems and more than 100 physician practices.
Haley is the CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, and is a professor of emergency medicine
and dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
He also serves as vice president for health affairs at 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 in Atlanta.
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
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.