Mary C. Finlay, MBA

Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mary Finlay is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and brings twenty-five years of industry experience into her classes. In 2019, she was a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in Executive and Continuing Professional Education. She has also taught as a Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management. She previously directed multiple executive education programs including: Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare, Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, and the Program for Chairs of Clinical Services. She consults with organizations in the areas of IT organization, strategy and staff development.


Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and Chief Information Officer of Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Former roles include being the Chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a faculty member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive (CHIME) CIO Boot camp, and an appointed member of the Governor’s Information Technology Advisory Board. She currently serves on the IT Subcommittee of the Board for UMASS Memorial Medical Center.


She has been recognized with leadership awards from the Boston Business Journal, the Simmons School of Management, CIO, the New England Business and Technology Association, and Babson College’s Center for Information Management Studies and YearUp.


She holds an MBA from the Simmons School of Management and a BA in Psychology from Allegheny College.