ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (April 14, 2023) –The Woodson African American Museum of Florida announced that our very own Valerie Powell-Stafford, FACHE, CEO, HCA Florida Northside Hospital is being recognized as a “2023 First Lady in African American History” honoree. The Woodson African American Museum of Florida’s Board of Directors recognizes the significant accomplishments of those who have contributed to excellence in African American history and contributors to further causes relative to advancing Black culture.
The 2022-2023 gala will honor the following:
Dr. Sandra Braham
Dr. Cynthia Johnson
Rev. Mardie J. Chapman
Valerie Powell Stafford
Prior to becoming the CEO at HCA Florida Northside Hospital in April 2019, Valerie held a number of leadership positions in HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals. She has served on the boards of the University of Michigan Health Services Management and Policy Program Alumni, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Executive Cabinet of Tampa Bay. She received a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in health administration from Indiana University.
Honorees will be recognized at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 16.
Photos of CEO Valerie Powell-Stafford with HCA Florida Northside Caregivers, patients and EMS