Jay Voorhees Director for Global Strategy
Since joining Florida Hospital in Sept 2013, Jay has served as the Director for Global Strategy, and he also contributed to development of Florida Hospital’s innovative Physician Leader Development Program. Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Jay served for over 25 years as a Soldier in the US Army; at the time of his retirement in Oct 2013, he was Commanding Officer of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Germany, the largest Aviation Brigade in the United States Army. Jay commanded units at every level from platoon to Brigade in both the Conventional Army and Special Operations Forces.
Jay has numerous Combat and Peacekeeping deployments including Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and he has served in a variety of other countries during his career. Jay holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from Elon College, a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, a Master’s Degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, and is a graduate of The Art and Practice of Leadership and Leadership Development, Harvard University JFK School of Government Executive Programs.
In addition to working with Florida Hospital, Jay serves on the Downtown Orlando YMCA Board of Managers. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys biking, hiking, water sports, and all athletic activities. Jay’s number one hobby is his family; he is married to his high school sweetheart and best friend Joyce and they have one daughter, Hailey, who is a Senior at Longwood University in Virginia, and one son, Jake, who is a Sophomore at Virginia Tech.