Jonah Czerwinski, VA, Innovation, VA Center for Innovation, Veterans Affairs, IG, OIG

Jonah J. Czerwinski

Jonah Czerwinski is a recognized leader with executive experience in technology innovation, federal public sector management, and health care transformation. He brings more than two decades of experience in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors.


Currently, Jonah is Vice President for Digital Services at Oddball where he leads strategic initiatives supporting federal agencies in the modernization of government services for the citizens they serve and the workforces they enable.


Previously, Jonah was an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton in their Strategic Innovation Group, leading projects focused on the application of emerging technologies to health care analytics, performance management, and quality outcomes. From 2013 to 2017, as Managing Director at The Advisory Board Company, Jonah led new product development initiatives that developed, tested, and evaluated the use of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and clinical decision support solutions.


Jonah served in government from early 2009 through 2013 as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and joined the Senior Executive Service in September 2010. Jonah founded and led the VA Center for Innovation (VACI), serving as its first executive director and managing a $65 million annual budget and a mission to develop, test, and evaluate new ways for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system to reduce costs, increase quality, expand access, and improve the veteran experience. 


Prior to his government service, Jonah was Managing Consultant at IBM and Senior Fellow at IBM's Global Leadership Initiative. He served as a Senior Fellow at George Washington University, on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Secure America, and as a member of the Task Force on National Laboratory Assets for 21st Century Security. From 2001 to 2007, Jonah was on the professional staff of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, where he continues to serve on its Board of Counselors.

Jonah has testified as an expert witness before Congressional committees and has appeared in interviews on CNN and CNN International, as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and other news outlets.


Jonah earned his A.B. in philosophy from Salve Regina University and his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. He is a native of Wisconsin and lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.

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Washington, DC

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