FORT MYERS — Florida Cancer Specialists has named Joyce Nelson Chief Administrative Officer, a newly created role.
Nelson has been FCS’ Chief Human Resources Officer since 2019, according to a statement, and she joined the organization in 2018, as vice president of human resources. In her expanded role, she’s responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and responsibilities of the human resources, marketing and communications, organizational effectiveness and learning, compliance, enterprise risk management and legal departments.
“Since joining FCS, Joyce has taken on increasing responsibility and executed flawlessly in a challenging, dynamic environment. I could not be more pleased to recognize her many contributions to our organization,” FCS CEO Nathan Walcker says in the release.
Nelson has over 25 years of experience in international human resources, operations management and consulting. Prior to FCS she worked at AdventHealth, where, the release states, she was a member of the senior executive team at AdventHealth Tampa. In that role she was responsible for leading culture transformation and corporate retention initiatives, and she also established a strategic outpatient wellness partnership across the West Florida Division. Nelson was also a founding member of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s executive team.
Her prior experience includes executive roles at Advex, Cogeco Canada, Quartet Service Corp., Algorithmics (Americas, S. Europe & EMEA) and the Hospital for Sick Children.
FCS, with more than 230 physicians, 220 advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and some 100 locations statewide, is also now one of the biggest oncology practices in Florida. It did $2.1 billion in revenue and collections in 2017, the last year it publicly disclosed revenue.