Tom Stafford is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health. Mr. Stafford joined the Halifax Health more than 10 years ago after a decade working as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified project management professional with more than 15 years of experience managing technically complex projects. Responsible for overall leadership in every IT initiative at Halifax Health, Tom blends his engineering experience of optimizing processes and systems with his management skills for mentoring and coaching staff. In doing so, he has created a culture that has put the hospital on Computerworld magazine’s Best Places to Work in IT four years in a row. In addition, Mr. Stafford won a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award for his leadership and innovative approaches and was named one of the 100 CIOs to watch in 2018 & 2019 by Beckers.