Tom Donovan

Board Member

Area of Expertise


Tom is president of the Donovan Technology Group, specializing in the strategic use of technology to address complex policy challenges. Previously, he served as the CIO for the New York State Medicaid program, a $50 billion a year public insurance program. In that role, he secured New York’s early innovator grant to establish a health insurance exchange under the ACA. Tom also led the redesign of New York’s Child Welfare system, which served a foster care population of over 20,000 children.

Tom’s private sector experience includes senior management positions at the Oracle Corporation and KPMG Consulting, where he focused on leading large government institutions through challenging technological transitions. Tom was the founding chair of New York State’s Forum on information resource management centered at the Rockefeller Institute on Government. In addition, he was a founding board member of the Center for Technology in Government at New York State University at Albany. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven and a master’s in public administration from the University at Albany.