Randy Gaboriault, MS, chief information officer and senior vice president of innovation and strategic development for Christiana Care Health System, received the Founders Award from Tech Impact, a national nonprofit that provides technology services and support to eligible nonprofits and charities throughout the nation.
Gaboriault, who serves as a board member and treasurer for Philadelphia-headquartered Tech Impact, received the award for his overall contributions over nearly a decade of service to the organization, including his work with the IT Works program. IT Works is a 16-week job training program that offers free, immersive IT training to young adults who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree. Students earn a professional certification in IT and a real-world internship inside leading corporations and nonprofits, including Christiana Care.
“Randy epitomizes leadership,” said Patrick Callihan, executive director of Tech Impact. “He has been instrumental in developing the strategy and support that have led our organization to serve thousands of nonprofits with the technology help they need and to provide hundreds of young people with opportunities for careers in technology.”
The Founders Award is the latest in a long line of professional distinctions and honors from IT professional associations and journals in information technology for Gaboriault. Information Week magazine listed him as having one of 2011’s “Twenty Great Ideas to Steal” based on a tracking board developed for the Christiana Care Trauma Program. He was a Computerworld Honors Program Laureate and listed among the magazine’s Premier 100 IT Leaders 2013. He also received Computerworld’s “Top Five” recognition. He is a three-time awardee of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 Award and Becker’s “100 CIOs to Know” recognition.
Gaboriault led the information technology efforts that helped Christiana Care win a federal, multimillion-dollar Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Award. He also has been nominated by the HealthTech Research Alliance & Council as Healthcare Innovator of the Year.