Nov. 19. 2021 — Tammy Williams, M.H.A., and Scott Sumner, M.B.A., have been appointed to lead the UF College of Medicine’s Finance and Administration Office, effective Nov. 15. Scott has been named chief of finance and administration (CFO), and Tammy will be chief of operations and administration (COO).
Williams had been director of finance and administration in the College of Medicine, and Sumner was director of finance and administration in the department of anesthesiology. Together, the pair has more than 40 years’ experience in directing finance, administrative, clinical, education and research activities within academic medicine.
Williams received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Central Florida and has 20 years of experience in the health care finance field, including 15 years at UF Health. She has been responsible for the development of a $1 billion annual operating budget in collaboration with 29 College of Medicine departments, the dean’s office and five research centers. In her role, she created the policies and procedures used to forecast the college’s budget and brought together key stakeholders to forge a stronger alignment between the college and medical center that resulted in the improvement in financial projections between both organizations.
Sumner, who earned a master’s degree in business administration from UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration, has held a number of key administrative roles in academic medicine across the country, including associate dean for finance and administration at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, vice president for professional revenue at University of Vermont Health and associate director for managed care contracting and financial analysis at the UF College of Medicine.
Sumner has served as the director for the UF Health anesthesiology programs since 2013. In his role he has been instrumental in the expansion of the anesthesiology department’s clinical footprint, supported faculty and staff development pathways, modernized the department’s administrative infrastructure and expanded services to faculty, residents and staff.
Both Williams and Sumner will apply their broad knowledge of the clinical, financial and reporting aspects of a health care system to strengthen the College of Medicine’s finance and administration functions.