UF Health Shands Executive Team

UF Health Shands is based in Gainesville. It includes a teaching hospital, UF Health Shands Hospital, which also includes UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital; two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital; a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers; and a home health agency. Two additional specialty hospitals opened in December 2017, the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.

UF Health Shands is affiliated with more than 50 UF Health Physicians primary care and specialty medical practices located throughout North Central Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital is also home to a state-designated Level I trauma center, a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center and an emergency air and ground transport program.

Ed Jiminez

Edward Jimenez,

Chief Executive Officer
UF Health Shands

Bio (PDF)

Irene Alexaitis

Irene Alexaitis,
D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC

Vice President Nursing and Patient Services
UF Health Shands

Bio (PDF)

Marina Cecchini

Marina Cecchini,

UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital

Janet Christie

Janet Christie, M.B.A.

Senior Vice President
Human Resources
UF Health Shands

Bio (PDF)


Parker Gibbs

C. Parker Gibbs,

Chief Medical Officer
UF Health Shands

Roxane Harcourt

Roxane Harcourt, LCSW, LMFT

Interim Psych Hospital Administrator
UF Health Shands

Jim Kelly

James J. Kelly, Jr., CPA

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
UF Health Shands

Bio (PDF)

Bradley Pollitt

Bradley Pollitt,

Vice President Facilities

UF Health Shands

Bio (PDF)

Diane Richardson

Diana Richardson, M.B.A.

Vice President of Operations
UF Health Shands 

Eric Rosenberg, M.D.

Eric Rosenberg, M.D.

Interim Chief Quality Officer
Associate CMO
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine

UF Health Shands 


UF Health Shands Hospital Board of Directors

  • David R. Nelson, M.D. (Chair)
  • Edward Jimenez, M.B.A. (CEO)
  • Joseph A. Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H. (Dean)
  • E. Hunter Beebe
  • Tracy Duda Chapman, Esq.
  • W. Kent Fuchs, Ph.D.
  • C. Parker Gibbs, Jr., MD
  • David J. Jasmund
  • Michael McKee
  • John Patterson, Esq.
  • Danny Ponce, Esq.
  • Scott A. Rivkees, MD
  • Carolyn King Roberts
  • Steve Shey
  • Li-Ming Su, M.D.