[photo, S. Anthony (Tony) McCann, Maryland Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene] S. ANTHONY (TONY) McCANN,
Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 2004-07

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, October 2004 to January 17, 2007.

Senior health analyst & division leader, Committee on the Budget of the U.S. Senate, 1985-86 (staff member, 1981-85). Assistant Secretary of Management & Budget, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 1986-89. Assistant Secretary for Finance & Planning, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 1989-93. Staff Director, Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, & Related Agencies of Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001. Commissioner, President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans, 2001-03.

S. Anthony (Tony) McCann, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, November 2004. Photo by Mark M. Odell.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2004-07. Chair, Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2004-05; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2004-07. Member, State Advisory Council on Water Security and Sewerage Systems, 2004; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2004-05; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2004-05; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2004-05; State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2004-05; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 2004-05; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2004-05; State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastructure, 2004-05; Maryland Security Council, 2004-05; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2004-07; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2004-07; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2004-07; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2004-07; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2004-07; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004-07; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-07; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2004-07; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2004-07; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2004-07; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2004-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2004-07; State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 2004-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2004-07; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2004-07; State Advisory Council on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, 2004-07; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2004-07; Rural Maryland Council, 2004-07; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2004-07; Women's Health Promotion Council, 2004-07. Chair, CommunityChoice Advisory Group, 2005-07; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-07. Member, Children's Cabinet, 2005-07; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-07; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2006-07; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2006-07; Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention, 2006-07. Chair, Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07.

Born in Washington, DC, September 9, 1943. Lake Forest College, B.A. (government), 1966. Syracuse University, M.A. (political science), 1969. Instructor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1970-73. Research technician, Executive Department, Onandaga County, New York, 1972-73. Program Director, Health Programs, National Association of Counties, 1973-79. Deputy Director, American International Health Alliance, 1993-95. Director of Financial Affairs, Smithsonian Institution, 2001-04.

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