Moffitt’s Valerie Powell-Stafford Elected President-Elect of ACHE Western Florida

March 22, 2007

Tampa, FL – Valerie Powell-Stafford, MHSA, CHE, program administrator at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, has been elected president-elect of the Western Florida chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

“I am honored to be affiliated with such a great organization that focuses on enhancing my professional life so that I can be better prepared to meet the challenges of my position,” said Powell-Stafford of Moffitt’s Thoracic Oncology program.

Powell-Stafford, who has been with Moffitt for almost four years, holds Diplomate status in ACHE and is board-certified in health care management. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Western Florida chapter of the ACHE. Her past and present activities also include the Regent’s Advisory Council of ACHE, president of Suncoast Health Care Executives, vice-president of the board of directors of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Tampa, and Leadership Tampa Alumni.

“ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs that offer tools, guidance and support to health care professionals so that they can better meet their organizational goals and missions,” said Powell-Stafford.

The goal of ACHE is to improve the health status of society by advancing health care leadership and management excellence. 

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.