Robert G. Stauffer
Director, Deloitte Services LP and Health and Human Service Business Development
For over 37 years, Robert G. Stauffer has had a lasting impact on the Health and Human Services in the public and private arena. Prior to joining the private sector Bob’s career includes 28 years with the federal government and sixteen of those years were with the Department of Health and Human Services giving him firsthand knowledge about HHS programs/systems with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF - AFDC), Medicaid and Food Stamp Eligibility Determination Systems, Medicaid Management Information Systems, Child Support Enforcement Systems and Child Welfare Systems. Under his direction his division guided the states in the planning, development, and implementation of the new systems and performed on-going monitoring, evaluation and approval. Mr. Stauffer was also instrumental in the initial development of the Child Care, Child Welfare, and EBT technology now employed by most states.
In 1992, Bob took an early retirement from DHHS and went to work for the private sector. For seven years he worked for EDS where he expanded their marketing presence beyond just Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and in 1999 joined Deloitte where he was able to expand their presence across the full spectrum of health and human services programs. He retired from full time employment in 2012 to spend more time with his young daughters, but still performs valuable part time advisor services to the Deloitte team.
After Bob went to work in the private sector, he worked diligently to bring the private and public human services sectors together to improve relationships and delivery systems. This is perhaps where Bob made his most impactful contribution to the health and human services community. In the early nineties, there was no love lost between the private sector vendor community and state, local and federal government agencies which needed their services. In fact this sometimes open animosity often hindered the successful development of new and better systems, which were sorely needed at the time to better deliver the benefits and services that the state and local agencies were charged to deliver and the federal agencies were paying for.
Bob with a few others found the Information Technology Association of America Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group. Bob Stauffer served as chair of HSITAG for the first 17 years of its existence. Under his leadership HSITAG was able to accomplish what it had set out to do. HSITAG had its 20th anniversary in 2013 and can now proudly point to it being a trusted advisor to the federal agencies, most of the states and numerous associations such as the NGA, NASCIO, ISM and APHSA