Jonah J. Czerwinski
PUBLIC SECTOR MODERNIZATION
Jonah Czerwinski is a recognized leader in government modernization, technology, innovation, and federal public sector management. He has more than two decades of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors developing strategy, driving transformation initiatives, and delivering results across large institutions.
Before joining Thoughtworks, Jonah served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and as the founding Executive Director of the VA Center for Innovation, developing new ways for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system to expand access, increase quality, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience.
November 2020 - Present
Head of Growth, Federal Public Sector
September 2020 - January 2021
Senior Advisor to the CEO
March 2019 - September 2020
Vice President, Digital Services
February 2017 - March 2019
Senior Associate, Strategic Innovation Group
October 2013 - January 2017
Managing Director, New Product Development
February 2009 - September 2013
Senior Advisor to the Secretary (SES)
March 2010 - September 2013
Founding Executive Director (SES)
January 2007 - February 2009
Managing Consultant, Strategy & Change
January 2000 - January 2007
Director of Homeland Security Projects
March 1998 - January 2000
Research Analyst, Office of the CEO
As a recognized leader in government modernization, innovation, and federal public sector management, Jonah works with federal leaders transforming their organizations into modern digital enterprises.
Advised CEO and executive team on matters related to federal sector technology modernization and related policy priorities.
Member of the leadership team and responsible for company growth across the federal public sector with services supporting federal clients from design to deployment of scalable software solutions utilizing modern digital tools, devops practices, and Agile development.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Led development of new corporate capabilities, business models, and technologies focused on advancing health care innovation and fostering a collaborative community of startups, venture capitalists, corporate innovation partners, entrepreneurs, and academia.
The Advisory Board Company (Acquired by Optum)
Led the development and execution of the Firm's federal public sector go-to-market strategy and business development as a senior member of the strategy team at a publicly traded health care technology and advisory services firm.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Served as a core member of the senior management team with responsible for agency-wide budget strategy, transformation management, and policy development across numerous operating units.
VA Center for Innovation
Led a diverse team of technology, healthcare, and benefits delivery professionals to operate a $100M venture organization with a portfolio of over 120 innovations focused on enhancing access, increasing quality, controlling costs, and improving the customer experience at one of the Nation's largest integrated health care systems.
IBM Global Business Services
Managed teams in support of large bid-and-proposal campaigns for IBM's federal public sector practice. Concurrent appointment as Senior Fellow within IBM's Global Leadership Initiative. Testified before Congress, addressed national and international media, and authored thought leadership on government modernization.
Center for the Study of the Presidency
Directed the Center’s project on “Strengthening the Transatlantic Relationship in the War on Terrorism” with specific emphasis on NATO, the EU, and G8 to evaluate long-range and short-range program objectives.
Designed and conducted a comprehensive management study on “Accelerating and Integrating National and International Efforts to Combat Smuggled Nuclear Weapons,” which led to the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office through Homeland Security Presidential Directive 15.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Staff member with the CSIS Capital Markets Program focused on macroeconomic implications of the EU's common currency, the euro.
2007 – 2009
Masters of Business Administration
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Darden School of Business
1994 – 1997
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
Teams/Clubs: Sailing Team, Philosophy Club
1989 – 1993
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
High School Diploma
College-prep Jesuit high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Teams/Clubs: Debate Team, Sailing Team
Rural America Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
2021 - 2022
U.S. Federal Government Service
Non-career Senior Executive Service
2010 - 2013
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force
2018 - 2019
George Washington University
Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute
2005 - 2008
Aspen Institute - Berlin
Young Leaders Forum
German Marshall Fund of the United States
Manfred Wörner Fellow
2010 - 2013