Tim McCarthy joined TATRC’s “Command Team” after serving 26 years in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) in a variety of assignments as a Healthcare Administrator which led to functional and technical innovation. He also spent 11 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Hewlett Packard (HP) working in the technology industry, providing strategic information technology support to the Army Medical Department, Recruiting Command, and Army Knowledge Online (AKO). Before joining TATRC, Mr. McCarthy spent 6 + years working for the Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for PH and TBI, as Deputy in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Directorate, providing program development and IT support for case and risk management tracking, as well as program evaluation. While on active duty, Mr. McCarthy’s focus was on human resources, operations, leadership development and executive skills, training technology, distance learning, IM/ IT training and knowledge management. He retired from the AMEDD as the Chief of the Leadership and Instructional Innovations Branch, where among other things, he was responsible for the creation of the AMEDD’s IM/IT training program, the Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute, and helped to inspire the creation of AKO.
He also taught in the Army/Baylor University Master’s program in Healthcare Administration. Working for EDS and HP, Mr. McCarthy led the efforts to bring a knowledge management focus to the IT community and created “Recruiting Central”, an initial virtual community Recruiting Command. He served as the on-site Program Manager providing key technology support and strategy for the development of AKO. For the Army Surgeon General, he was responsible for the creation of many virtual medical communities in AKO, as well as several other technology projects. During his time at the Primary Care Behavioral Health Directorate, DCoE, he was responsible for central development of an automated patient tracking/case-management system, and provided program development, implementation support, the development and collection of metrics and a flat-file database capability for program evaluation for all DoD Services. Mr. McCarthy currently serves as the Deputy Director for TATRC working in conjunction with the Director, Chief Scientist, Executive Officer as well as all Lab Managers, to provide insight to the advancement of technology supporting the MHS.
Tim holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel and Counseling/Higher Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a B.S. in Biology/Education from SUNY at Geneseo.