Joe Natoli

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Baptist Health South Florida


Joe Natoli is executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Baptist Health South Florida. Baptist Health includes 11 acute-care hospitals and more than 150 physician practice and outpatient facilities. With 24,000 employees from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County, Baptist Health consistently ranks among the nation’s best places to work.


As chief administrative officer, he is responsible for construction and facilities management, government and community relations, hospitality and business relations, human resources, innovation, international services, legal, managed care contracting, technology and digital, and the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, which raises funds to support the organization’s charitable mission.


Prior to joining Baptist Health, Mr. Natoli served for a decade as senior vice president for business and finance and CFO of the University of Miami. From 2013 to 2015, he also served as interim chief operating officer of the University of Miami Health System.


Before moving to higher education and healthcare, Mr. Natoli worked for Knight Ridder, Inc., where he served as chairman and publisher of the company’s largest newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Previously, he was president and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and president of the Miami Herald Publishing Company. Mr. Natoli earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program, along with Managing Health Care Delivery. He is a reformed CPA. He is board chair of the American Journalism Project, a venture philanthropy organization that supports “local news our democracy deserves,”and trustee of the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, The Miami Foundation and the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust. He has chaired or co-chaired community-wide United Way campaigns in Miami-Dade County, Southeastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and Silicon Valley (San Jose).

He enjoys running and cycling and has completed five marathons.