Bosses for Babies

How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida

With over 20 years of experience in financial and operational leadership in pediatric healthcare systems, Mr. Love is overly familiar with the intricacies of children’s most dire needs. He understands that supporting children extends well beyond our institutions and well into the living room of their very homes. Mr. Love is committed to following through on that support as he pledges to extend it to those who have the biggest impacts on our children, their parents. He had also implemented the ENRICH Literacy Program, created in collaboration with clinicians, with Dr. Saima Aftab leadership, the program seeks to educate and empower all parents to engage, nurture, and read to infants and children. It provides resources for parents and educators in our community to increase literacy rates from birth and beyond. To learn more about ENRICH, click here.


Matthew A. Love serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children and parent organization to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a nationally recognized nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital based in Miami, Florida. Mr. Love has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational leadership in both adult and pediatric healthcare systems. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Regions for Mercy Health System in Ohio where he led a team of seven regional CFOs. Prior to Mercy Health, Mr. Love served in operational and planning roles for several years at a children’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is a graduate of Ohio State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.