Amid Rapid Growth, Industry Veteran Paul Barnes Appointed as CEO of CWH Advisors

Amid Rapid Growth, Industry Veteran Paul Barnes Appointed as CEO of CWH Advisors

Amid Rapid Growth, Industry Veteran Paul Barnes Appointed as CEO of CWH Advisors

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CWH Advisors, a leading healthcare management consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Paul Barnes, Ph.D., as its new Chief Executive Officer. This strategic move positions the company to accelerate growth in the value-based care, healthcare at home, and patient engagement/digital health practice areas, where CWH has experienced substantial expansion over the past four years.

In his new role, Barnes will oversee the firm’s overall performance, operations, and strategic direction. David Bjork, the company’s founder, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman and Managing Partner, dedicating his efforts to driving CWH Advisors’ growth trajectory.

“Paul’s proven leadership experience and his instrumental contributions to CWH’s success over the last four years make him uniquely qualified to assume this role,” said David Bjork. “This strategic appointment will enable us to substantially scale our growth.”

Barnes brings over 35 years of healthcare industry experience, having previously served as CEO for Centene’s Arizona health plan, an orthopedic practice rollup, and a start-up cancer rehabilitation company. His extensive background in driving growth for innovative companies strategically positions him to lead CWH Advisors into its next phase.

“We have witnessed a tremendous need and demand for our value-based care and healthcare at home services,” said Paul Barnes. “The CWH Advisors’ team is exclusively comprised of experienced healthcare operators enabling us a unique perspective and approach in guiding our client’s strategies and execution across these domains. I am excited about the talented team we have built and how our operational expertise impacts our approach to client engagements.”

About CWH Advisors

CWH Advisors is a healthcare advisory firm that offers guidance and direction to help healthcare organizations at inflection points navigate their next phase by providing expertise and bandwidth. We’re better because we are experienced operators. We’re believable because of our depth of healthcare knowledge. We promise our clients to treat their business as if it’s our own.


Kirsten Coviello