Before joining A&M, he spent seven years with a Big Four accounting firm as the National Account Leader and Co-Director of the company's Academic Medical Center practice. This focus continues with A&M.
His clients include: academic medical centers, major teaching hospitals, integrated health systems, university health systems, managed care systems and physician practices. Strategy, operations improvement, financial management, program development, federal waivers and other policy developments are most often the focus of his engagements.
Besides his advisory experience, Mr. Finucane has had extensive operating responsibility. Before becoming a healthcare adviser, he served five and a half years as the CEO of the Los Angeles County Healthcare System, recruiting to direct the transformation of the system. He also held various positions in the San Francisco Department of Health, and from 1984 to 1996, he was the Director of Health for Contra Costa County, California. In each of these roles, he was directly responsible for the operation and performance of Federally Qualified Health Maintenance Organizations.
Previously, he has served on the board of the Integrated Health Association of California, the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, LA Care, the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, the Public Health Law and Policy Institute and the University of Southern California Hospital System. This governance experience has been particularly valuable to the senior executives and leaders with whom he has worked.
Mr. Finucane has been recognized by the healthcare industry for his extensive leadership, executive capability and policy creativity. He is frequently asked to testify before state and federal legislative bodies on a variety of health policy and management topics.
He has also served on a number of policy study groups convened by various foundations and other deliberative policy organizations, such as the Commonwealth Fund, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Millbank Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institutes of Medicine. Moreover, he served as a commencement speaker twice at schools of public health and health-related professions.
Mr. Finucane earned a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University. He also studied at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Additionally, he has attended a variety of senior executive development programs at Harvard University, IBM, Transamerica and others throughout his career.