Tom Leary is senior vice president & head of government relations at HIMSS. In this role, Leary leads the organization’s digital health policy development work and strategic engagements with government and membership. He guides a team that provides legislative and regulatory analysis and practical guidance on health information and technology policy development. Through policy analysis and outreach to establish support, he leads priority engagements and strategies to achieve the HIMSS vision: to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere.
Leary also serves as the executive director of the HIMSS Foundation. As the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, the foundation enriches public discourse on public policy and helps advance clinician informatics and data science education through granting academic scholarships and other opportunities. The foundation fosters partnerships to advance access and inclusion in the healthcare community.
Leary earned his master’s degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and has completed the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Certificate program.