Tom Stafford, MSME

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Halifax Health
Tom Stafford is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health. Tom joined the organization more than 11 years ago, after a decade working as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified project management professional with more than 20 years of experience managing technically complex projects. In addition, he holds his Green Belt Six Sigma certification. Responsible for overall leadership in every IT initiative at Halifax Health, Tom blends his engineering experience of optimizing processes and systems, with his management expertise in mentoring and coaching staff. In doing so, he has created a culture that has put Halifax Health on Computerworld Magazine’s Best Places to Work in IT for four years in a row. In addition, Tom won a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award for his leadership and innovative approaches. He was also named one of the top 105 CIOs to watch in 2018 by Becker’s Healthcare