Shaima Coffey named executive director of finance and administration in the UF College of Pharmacy

Shaima Coffey, M.H.A., has been named executive director of finance and administration in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, effective Feb. 3.

Shaima CoffeyCoffey joins the UF College of Pharmacy from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, where she served as the associate director of administrative services in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. In this role, she led a team of 20 staff and over 100 faculty, postdoctoral associates and graduate students, while managing the department’s fiscal affairs and administrative needs. Coffey has worked at UF for nearly eight years, while also holding administrative positions in the UF College of Medicine’s department of medicine and division of general internal medicine.

As the newest member of the UF College of Pharmacy’s leadership team, Coffey will serve as the chief financial officer and provide executive oversight for multiple operations teams — including the Shared Services Center, Human Resources and Information Technologies. She will be responsible for developing and managing annual budgets, assisting with fiscal policies and coordinating fiscal affairs with the university and UF Health. In addition, she will be the lead administrator for many of the college’s business-related activities and logistical operations.

“Shaima demonstrated throughout the interview process an impressive vision for leading finance and general operations in the UF College of Pharmacy,” said Peter Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., dean and professor in the UF College of Pharmacy. “Her experience and understanding of financial affairs at UF will serve our college well as we develop long-term strategies for managing annual budgets and administrative affairs.”

Coffey is a double Gator, earning a Master of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She replaces Kelly Sharp, M.B.A., who recently left the college to become the associate vice president of finance and administration at UF Health.