Thabata Ford at Wolfson Children's , FACHE

Vice President, Operations, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and System Pulmonary

Thabata Ford at Wolfson Children's Biography and Information

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Thabata Ford serves as Vice President, Operations, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and System Pulmonary

Prior to joining the hospital in 2013, Thabata worked as a Health Care Policy Analyst for the Florida House of Representatives. During her time in the House she worked on many health care issues including Medicaid Reform, Family and Child Welfare, and Hospital and Facility Regulation. Prior to working in the House, Thabata worked for the Florida Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget and the Florida Department of Health.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), she also serves as the communications director for the ACHE’s North Florida Chapter. She was named to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2019. Her community endeavors include serving as vice president on the 2019-2020 board of trustees for Episcopal Children’s Services. She is also a member of United Way’s Women and Local Leadership group and the Ronald McDonald House “Red Shoe Crew.”

A two-time graduate of Florida State University, Thabata graduated in 2010 with her Master’s in Public Health and in 2006 with her Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Criminology. Thabata was born in Miami and raised in Florida. She enjoys reading, exercising, cheering on Florida State football, and spending time with her husband Valentino and two daughters, Sasha and Taryn.