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Carlton DeVooght, JD, FACHE, CCEP, MBA

Carlton DeVooght is President & CEO of UF Health St. Johns, a St. Johns County, FL-based health care enterprise. Before being elevated to that position, Mr. DeVooght served as the organization’s Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel.

Mr. DeVooght joined UF Health St. Johns five years ago after serving as Senior Vice President of Operations for Coastal Community Health. In that role, he oversaw operations of the regional affiliation and interactions with governmental agencies and coordinated all legal actions. Prior to joining Coastal, Mr. DeVooght was Vice President & General Counsel for Southeast Georgia Health System. In this role, he led the organization’s legal, real estate, medical staff services, compliance, risk management, and government relations matters, as well as the cancer centers for the health system. Additionally, he was a partner in the law firm of Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C., where he specialized in health care, corporate, regulatory, and estate planning matters.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Mr. DeVooght also has an MBA with a certification in health care management from Brenau University, where he received the Leadership Award.

As an undergraduate at Georgia, Mr. DeVooght was a four-year letter-winner on the men’s varsity swim team, where he was a school record holder and Honorable Mention All-American and Academic All-American. In 2011, he was named to the University of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” list.

As President & CEO of UF Health St. Johns, he is a member of numerous boards in NE Florida, including those of the UF Health St. Johns Foundation and the First Coast Health Alliance.

Mr. DeVooght also serves on the boards of the United Way of St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, Vizient Southeast, and Community Hospice and Palliative Care. He volunteers his time at the St. Augustine Rotary Club and serves on the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Commission and SJC Chamber Economic Development Council.

Mr. DeVooght is married to Leslie and has three children. He enjoys swimming, soccer, football, and Bible study in his spare time.