Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE
In April 2019, after serving as CEO of Englewood Community Hospital for three years, Valerie Powell-Stafford joined Northside Hospital as its CEO. Prior to her CEO role at Englewood, she was COO at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., COO at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.), and assistant administrator at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. Ms. Powell-Stafford is an experienced healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of healthcare management settings. Her previous executive leadership experience includes serving as program administrator at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., and director of various departments at the St. Joseph Health System in Tampa and Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She has had many professional and civic affiliations, including serving as board member, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Academy fellow, The Advisory Board Company; board member, University of Michigan Health Management Alumni Program; member, Tampa Bay Go Red for Women Executive Cabinet; president-elect, Englewood Chamber of Commerce; and board member, Metropolitan YMCA board. Additionally, she was honored in 2022 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a BusinessWoman of the Year Award honoree, by Second Chance Last Opportunity with its Community Champion Award, and by the Sarasota YMCA with its 2014 Star Adult Achiever Award. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration and the University of Michigan with a Master of Health Services Administration degree. She has served on ACHE’s Board of Governors and as chairperson of the Board of Governors Examination Committee. She also has served on ACHE’s CEO Search Committee and as president of the Western Florida Chapter. Ms. Powell-Stafford is a recipient of the ACHE Exemplary Service Award. She is married to Marcus Stafford, and they have two children, Kaila and Gabriella. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with the Girl Scouts, traveling and spending time with her family. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.