As chief financial officer (CFO) of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, LaTasha Barnes oversees all financial operations for the 480-bed regional hospital. Previously, she was CFO of Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children from 2018-2020, and played a leading role in financial, operational and strategic initiatives for the organization.
LaTasha has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare finance. Prior to joining Orlando Health, she held leadership positions with Hospital Corporation of American (HCA), most recently as CFO of Tampa Community Hospital. An experienced CPA, she also is a former auditor for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee State University in Nashville and holds CPA licenses in both Florida and Tennessee.
LaTasha is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and has served on the board of directors for Central Florida Community Arts, Girls on the Run Central Florida and the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida.