Donna O'Leary - Passion | Integrity | Drive

Proven success managing business operations and collaborative partnerships, while directing large, complex programs that position an organization for profitability, and continued growth. 

Results oriented leader with proven track record in directing and managing rapidly changing business and IT environments. Forward-thinking professional with proven success developing, expanding and managing large-scale initiatives that meet complex requirements, have political impacts and promote organizational effectiveness. Decisive leader with a passion for innovation, quality and achieving tangible results; positioning a mission-driven organization for productivity, continued growth and maturity as well as profitability in private sectors and fiscal responsibility in public sectors.

Expertise includes strategic leadership and vision, driving innovation and change, organizational transformation, maturation of business processes and policies, governance, starting up new lines of business and services, operational triage, turnarounds, and aligning technology to business goals while measuring and maximizing value.

Current & Previous Roles
Chief Information Officer (current)
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Operational Excellence Society (current)
Advisory Board Member

Chief Information Officer
Office of the New York State Attorney General

Program Management/Health and Human Services Lead
NYSTEC, embedded consultant at NYS Department of Health
Areas of Emphasis
  • Strategy, Vision and Mission Planning
  • Business & Technology Alignment
  • Portfolio Management, Project Planning
  • Timeline Management
  • Finance, Budgeting, P&L Management
  • Operational Plans, Monitoring, Reporting 
  • Pragmatic Governance & Policy Maturation
  • Cybersecurity & Risk Management
  • Talent Development & Team Building 
  • Operational Excellence and LEAN
  • Program and Service Line Management 
  • Solution Development & Implementation
  • Stakeholder Relations & Communications
  • Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances
  • Animal Protection Initiatives 
  • Public Outreach
  • Stakeholder Communications

Experience and Business Sectors 
  • Health and Human Services - all services under one department
  • EMR/EHR Implementation
  • Medicaid Management Information Services (MMIS)
  • Integrated Eligibility System
  • Cybersecurity, incident management, compliance, reducing risk profile
  • Legal, top US public law firm
  • Healthcare, both in IT Leadership and clinician (radiation therapist)
  • NYS Department of Health   
  • Health Information Technology
  • Electronic Health Records Incentive Program Management 
  • 501(c)(3) Leadership
  • NYS Department of Health
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Engineering, top 100 national firm
  • Public sector IT leadership and management
  • Private sector IT consulting
  • Sales and Business Development