Jonah Czerwinski, VA, Innovation, VA Center for Innovation, Veterans Affairs, IG, OIG
Jonah J. Czerwinski
Jonah Czerwinski has 20 years of professional experience in public policy, federal government service, management consulting, and health care technology. He is Vice President for Digital Services and a member of the leadership team at Oddball, Inc.
Previously, Jonah was an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton in their Strategic Innovation Group and the Health account, 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 as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from early 2009 through 2013. During this time, he also founded and led the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI), serving as executive director from its inception in 2010 with 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. He led a diverse team of technology, healthcare, and procurement experts to build a portfolio of over 120 innovations focused on delivering value for veterans and taxpayers.
As senior advisor, Jonah advised the Secretary and senior leaders on a range of strategy and policy issues regarding VA budget, management, and transformation. Jonah was VA's representative on the steering committee of the White House Business Council. Jonah was named to the federal Senior Executive Service in September 2010.
Prior to his government service, Jonah was managing consultant at IBM Global Business Services 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 worked at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. As director of homeland security projects, Jonah led several initiatives contributing to the creation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 15 and establishment of the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. He is currently a member of the Board of Counselors at the Center.
Jonah has testified as an expert witness before congressional committees and has contributed interviews to CNN, 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.