Executive Management

Anthony C. Wisniewski, Esq.

Anthony C. Wisniewski, Esq.

Chief of External and Government Affairs

Mr. Wisniewski is the Chief of External and Government Affairs for Livanta LLC. His responsibilities at Livanta have included oversight for all operations and strategic initiatives, legal affairs, compliance, new business development, and project management on federal and state government contracts within specific areas of expertise such as quality reporting.

Previously, Mr. Wisniewski served as a senior vice president at the healthcare accreditor, URAC, leading operations, legal affairs, and strategic development. He led the drafting of and successfully lobbying into law landmark health reform legislation: Section 1311 of PPACA on accreditation of health insurance exchanges. He likewise spearheaded development and ongoing execution of federal and state advocacy plans to incorporate URAC accreditation into mandated health insurance exchanges.

Prior to URAC, Mr. Wisniewski served as executive director for health policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, developing Chamber policy on hospital and physician quality improvement measures, comparative effectiveness, and life sciences and advocating those policies before Congress and the federal agencies. In this role, Mr. Wisniewski served as principal to the Hospital Quality Alliance and Quality Alliance Steering Committee, functioning as a nationally recognized employer stakeholder on the development and reporting of hospital and physician quality reporting measures, as well as healthcare reform payment incentives.

Just prior to joining Livanta full time, Mr. Wisniewski served as the president and chief executive officer of CAHME, the accreditor of graduate-level healthcare management education. While at CAHME, he led the rollout of competency-based criteria for accreditation that factored in healthcare quality improvement measures for the next generation of hospital administrators, and supply chain and other healthcare executives.

Mr. Wisniewski was appointed by the President of the United States to the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation Board of Trustees. He was also appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council, serving as a key employer voice on national quality measures reporting in areas such as disparities of care for minority populations, hospital associated infections, and overall patient safety. Mr. Wisniewski was also appointed by the Director of AHRQ to serve on its Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group, focusing primarily upon development and reporting of quality measures associated with comparative effectiveness research of designated chronic diseases.

Within the State of Maryland, Mr. Wisniewski has served on the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Board of Visitors and is a former gubernatorial appointee to the board of the venture capital Maryland Technology Development Corporation. He is admitted to the bars of both Maryland and Washington, D.C. He received a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. from the Catholic University of America, majoring in politics, with minors in philosophy and history.