Sparkle Barnes MHR

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, CNECT and Health Center Partners of Southern California

Sparkle Barnes is an experienced executive with a history of successfully balancing strategy formulation and execution. Sparkle currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Health Center Partners of Southern California, an enterprise of four companies that work collaboratively to help members improve operational efficiencies and deliver high quality health care to an 800,000 safety net population in Southern California. In addition to serving as Chief Strategy Officer of the enterprise, Sparkle is the Executive Vice President of CNECT serving as the principal administrator of the nationally recognized group purchasing organization (GPO) since 2012. With over 8,000 GPO member organizations, Sparkle has overseen the development and implementation of three successful strategic plans that have led the company to historic returns while driving even greater member value.