Meet the Team

Preceptor 

Ed Jimenez HeadshotEdward Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer
UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida

Ed Jimenez is the CEO for the hospitals and programs operated under UF Health Shands at the University of Florida, UF’s flagship hospital and the state’s leading health care referral organization. Patients come to UF Health in Gainesville from all 67 Florida counties and from throughout the region, nation and a dozen countries each year. UF Health has a $1.2 billion budget and employs over 8,900 people.

Jimenez collaborates with UF Health system leaders to provide accessible health care services for patients; develop hospital policy development and strategic planning; manage operational expense and revenue budgets; implement resource-utilization initiatives; lead quality improvement initiatives; and champion a culture of service and operational excellence. The New Jersey native has an extensive career in hospital administration, during which he has earned an outstanding reputation for interpersonal communication, team-building and business strategy development and implementation. His successful track record also includes business development, physician recruitment and faculty practice administration.

From October 2010 to June 2014, Jimenez was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for UF Health Shands Hospital. Prior to that, from 2005-2010,  he served as System Vice President for Saint Joseph’s Health Care System, a 900-bed medical center in northern New Jersey. There, he also served as president of seven for-profit, joint venture LLCs; led a physician office- based EHR strategy; improved outpatient volume by 105 percent, launched 12 new programs, successfully recruited 160 new physicians to voluntary staff; and oversaw construction of three ambulatory care facilities.

Jimenez holds professional membership in the American College of Health Care Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. He holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and a BA in Politics from Brandeis University.

 

Administrative Fellow

Kelsey Taylor Headshot

Kelsey Taylor
2019-2020 Administrative Fellow

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Kelsey Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from the University of Missouri in 2016. In December 2018, she also graduated from the University of Missouri with both a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration. As a graduate student, Kelsey was on the leadership teams for both her MHA and MBA graduate student associations, was a graduate teaching assistant for an undergraduate business writing course, was a student member of both ACHE and MGMA, and was an administrative intern at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri.

Contact Kelsey: ktay0007@shands.ufl.edu

 

 

Past Residents/Fellows

Britta McCombie

Residency Year: 2018-2019
Grad School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Current Position: Management Engineer, Mon Health System, Morgantown, WV

Daniel Brock

Residency Year: 2018-2019
Grad School: University of Cincinnati
Current Position: Project Coordinator, Nursing and HR Administration, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Michelle Gittino

Residency Year: 2017-2018
Grad School: University of Florida
Current Position: Business Manager/Clinical Systems – Cardiology Services, BayCare Health System, Clearwater, FL

Nicole Rock

Residency Year: 2017-2018
Grad School: University of North Florida
Current Position: Project Manager, Transformation & Strategy, Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime, Orlando, FL

Claire Goodwin

Fellowship Years: 2015-2017
Grad School: University of Florida
Current Position:  Operations Manager, Orlando Health Network, Orlando, FL

Erica Barnum

Residency Year: 2016-2017
Grad School:
Johns Hopkins University
Current Position: 
Business Manager, Cardiovascular Services, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Ronald “Bo” Ginn III

Residency Year: 2016-2017
Grad School:  Georgia State University
Current Position:  Director of Patient Experience, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Tyler Gertz

Residency Year: 2015-2016
Grad School:  University of Kentucky
Current Position:  Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Kevin Bogert

Residency Year: 2014-2015
Grad School:  University of Missouri – Columbia
Current Position:  Director, UF Health Sacred Heart Programs, Pensacola, FL

Cameron Frank

Residency Year: 2014-2015
Grad School:  Medical University of South Carolina
Current Position:  Corporate Director of Payment Resolutions, Parallon, Nashville, TN

Robert Carroll

Residency Year: 2013-2014
Grad School:  Georgia State University
Current Position:  Business Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA

Mary Kate Flynn

Fellowship Years: 2012-2014
Grad School:  University of Florida
Current Position:  Administrative Manager Operations, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Ontario Carter

Residency Year: 2012-2013
Grad School:  DePaul University

Ashley Kastrenakes

Residency Year: 2012-2013
Grad School:  University of South Carolina
Current Position:  Practice Manager, Abacoa Physical Medicine and Orthopedics, Jupiter, FL

Julie Richter

Residency Year: 2012-2013
Grad School:  Virginia Tech
Current Position:  Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Joe Lightfoot

Residency Year: 2011-2012
Grad School:  University of Florida
Current Position:  Chief Financial Officer, Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, Medstar, Washington, D.C.

Grant Carlson

Residency Year: 2011-2012
Grad School:  Johns Hopkins University
Current Position:  Senior Business Analyst, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Tommy Middleton

Residency Year: 2010-2011
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position:  Department Business Administrator, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Jonathan Moller

Residency Year: 2010-2011
Graduate School: University of Colorado, Denver
Current Position: Assistant Director, Department of Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Danielle (Haywood) McGee

Residency Year: 2009-2010
Grad School:  Georgia State University
Current Position:  Assistant Director, UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, Gainesville, FL

Minh (Dang) Fang

Residency Year: 2008-2009
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position:  AVP of Finance, AdventHealth, Ocala, FL

Constance Mims

Residency Year: 2006-2007
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: Senior Director of Performance Improvement at HCA, Houston, TX

Holly (Jackson) Dean

Residency Year: 2006-2007
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: Chief Operating Officer, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, Panama City, FL

Anna Michelle (Cox) Brandt

Residency Year: 2005-2006
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: VP & Hospital Chief of Staff, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Meggan (Moore) Crunkleton

Residency Year: 2005-2006
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: Roosevelt & Co., Huntsville, AL

Kerry (Doyle) Oglesby

Residency Year: 2003-2004
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: Chief Executive Officer, California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA

Neerav Jadeja

Residency Year: 2002-2003
Grad School:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Position: Chief Executive Officer, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Diego, CA

James Haddock

Residency Year: 2000-2001
Grad School:  University of Florida
Current Position: Director of Finance at Moosehaven Retirement Community, Orange Park, FL