Tom Stafford is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health, a network of hospitals, clinics, and professional centers based in Daytona Beach, FL, and the largest healthcare provider in east central Florida. Mr. Stafford joined Halifax over nine years ago, following 10 years as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Stafford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience managing technically complex projects.
Mr. Stafford is responsible for the financial, time, resource and quality management of all projects in the organization’s technology portfolio. He also mentors and coaches project managers throughout the organization and helps ensure a consistent project management methodology. Under Mr. Stafford’s leadership, Halifax Health was rated number two among midsize organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld 2016 (up from 10th in 2015).