S. Anthony (Tony) McCann serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and the University of Maryland teaching courses in Public Policy and Budgeting. He recently retired from the position of chief financial officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration-an agency of the federal Department of Health and Human Services overseeing the formulation and execution of the agency’s $7 billion budget.
Prior to joining HRSA, McCann was Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As the Secretary, he oversaw the State’s Medicaid program, its state hospital system and its public health and healthcare quality assurance functions. Mr. McCann also served as an Assistant Secretary for management in both the Department of Health and Human Services the Department of Veterans Affairs, directing the budgetary, financial, procurement, IT, Grants and general administration and planning functions.
His Congressional experience includes an appointment as the Clerk and Staff Director of the subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee that funds most of the Federal Government’s discretionary programs in health, education and labor. He also served as the Director of Financial Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and was awarded the prestigious Frank Greathouse Award for sustained outstanding achievement and notable contribution to financial management by the Association of Government Accountants.
McCann received a bachelor’s degree in government from Lake Forest College and a master’s degree in political science from Syracuse University.