Don Coffey has joined The iFish Group (IFG) as a managing director and will also serve as technical manager for the ClearBest/IFG CalSAWS Quality Assurance team. 

Coffey has led or helped lead international governing bodies, federal and state agencies, foreign countries and private entities. He is a senior IT professional with expertise leading and managing enterprise implementations of information systems.

“He has a proven ability to deliver seamless implementations and next-generation technical solutions improving revenues, margins, and workplace productivity,” said a news release from IFG. He has 28 years of IT experience including leading, managing, architecting, securing and delivering both cloud-enabled and traditional IT implementations.

Coffey’s experience with government and Integrated Eligibility Systems includes managing key initiatives for the state of California, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service, the New Mexico Human Services Department, Compassion International, Molina Healthcare and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 

“His expertise with security, disaster recovery, technology architecture and infrastructure and cloud implementation will contribute to IFG’s commitment to help make government digital services more efficient for departments and more effective for citizens,” the company said.

In his new role as technical manager for the ClearBest/IFG Quality Assurance team, Coffey will work with the California Statewide Automated Welfare System (CalSAWS) consortium, through which the state and counties provide health and human services benefits to more than 13 million Californians. The state is working in partnership with the federal government to consolidate the existing three consortia systems and functionality into one single system — CalSAWS.

“This consolidation will heavily leverage existing investments in technology, rather than building a new system,” says an explainer on the website of the California Department of Social Services.