Recognizing UF Health Jacksonville ambassadors and outstanding efforts by the marketing and communications team
I want to highlight one of our outstanding leaders for the recognition he has received from our community. Dean Cocchi was named an Ultimate CFO by the Jacksonville Business Journal, an honor that is well-deserved. Dean took over as our chief financial officer and vice president of finance in March 2018. Anyone who knows him understands just how passionate he is about UF Health and how dedicated he is to our financial health. We are fortunate to have him as a member of our leadership team. In addition to Dean, I would like to congratulate Beth McCague, member of the UF Health Jacksonville board of directors and chief financial officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority, who was also named an Ultimate CFO.
Every employee has a personal responsibility to learn about the organization — from the services we offer to practice locations to recent awards and accomplishments, to name a few. There are many resources available, including newsletters, the Bridge, A Few Minutes with Us videos, websites (UFHealthJax.org and hscj.ufl.edu), social media channels, Friday Around Campus emails, Communication Boards and campuswide emails from senior leaders.
Our Communications and Marketing department won several national awards this year for various marketing and promotional campaigns. Additionally, they continue to increase our presence online, continually improving our website content and social media engagement. The team recently produced a series of videos for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that featured parents and their adult children who work or volunteer at UF Health Jacksonville, including Judith Villamor and daughter Alyssa Villamor; Fanya DeJesus, daughter Brandy Florvil and son Brandon DeJesus; Martha Mears and daughter Amanda Robertson; Erta Livingston and daughter Ertrice Livingston; Kurt Auwaerter and daughter Emily Auwaerter. Visit the UF Health Jacksonville Facebook page to see these videos and more.
Be proud of where you work and the great things you do every day for our patients and our community. I am!
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville
Dean, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville