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Jonah J. Czerwinski

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.


Jonah is a Practice Leader at the global technology consultancy ThoughtWorks where he works with federal agency leaders to transform their organizations into modern digital enterprises.

Jonah served in government from 2009 through 2013 as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (SES). Jonah also 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. 


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


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. Jonah was on the professional staff of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Jonah has testified 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 is on the Board of Directors of the Rural America Chamber of Commerce, the country's first membership-based organization dedicated to promoting and empowering rurally based entrepreneurs to positively impact rural economies, rural communities, and rural livelihoods.  He is also a member of the Board of Counselors of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.


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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