UF Health Jacksonville Executive Team

UF Health Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the University of Florida. lt is part of UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, with campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville.

The hospital’s origins date to 1870 as Florida’s first non-military hospital, known then as Duval
County Hospital and Asylum. Today, UF Health Jacksonville is a leader in the education of health
professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.
Combining its strengths with the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, it offers residents in
Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia all the benefits of an academic health center.

Russell E. Armistead

Russell E. Armistead, M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Dean Cocchi

Dean Cocchi, M.B.A., C.P.A.

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jon DeBardeleben

Jon DeBardeleben, J.D.

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Cynthia Gerdik

Cynthia Gerdik, D.N.P., M.B.A., R.N., N.E.-B.C.

Associate Vice President, Nursing

Kelly R. Gray-Eurom

Kelly R. Gray-Eurom, M.D., M.M.M., F.A.C.E.P.

Chief Quality Officer

Assistant Dean for Quality and Safety, UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Robert A. Hervey, M.B.A.

Associate Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities

Thanh T. Hogan

Thanh T. Hogan, Pharm.D.

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Rita James

Rita James

Vice President, Ambulatory Care

Patrice Jones

Patrice Jones, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.-B.C.

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Ann-Marie Knight

Ann-Marie A. Knight, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E.

Vice President, Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, UF Health Jacksonville

Linda Lawson

Linda Lawson, M.S.N., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.

Associate Vice President, Nursing

Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall, M.B.A.

Vice President, UF Health North

Greg Miller

Greg Miller,

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David Vukich

David J. Vukich,
M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Senior Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Lesli Ward

Lesli A. Ward

Vice President, Human Resources

Kendall Webb

L. Kendall Webb, M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer

Assistant Dean for Clinical Informatics, UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Jeff West

Jeff West

Vice President Managed Care
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UF Health Jacksonville Board of Directors

  • David R. Nelson, MD (Chair)
  • Russell E. Armistead (CEO)
  • LaRae Brown, MD
  • Elizabeth Devos, MD
  • Linda Edwards, M.D., Dean
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
  • Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD
  • Chandana Lall, MD
  • David Mann
  • Audrey Moran, JD
  • Marsha Powers
  • Kendall Spencer
  • Leonard D. Brown, Jr.