Kerry Barnett, JD, is President and CEO of SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. Most recently, Barnett served as executive vice president for corporate services and chief legal officer for Cambia Health Solutions, where he led strategic direction for public policy and government affairs, strategic communications, human resources, compliance, legal, and ethics.

Prior to joining Cambia, he was Senior Vice President for Medical Services with ODS Health Plans and Chief Executive Officer of HealthFirst Medical Group, PC.  He also served as Oregon’s insurance commissioner and as the governor’s legal counsel and senior policy advisor.  He received a BA in English from the University of Rochester and a JD from Yale Law School.

Barnett served on the PCORI Board of Governors from September 2010 – September 2018.

Updated September 2018

Conflicts of Interest

As of December 16, 2017

Financial and Business Associations

  • SAIF Corporation, Employer
  • Gastroenterology Medical Practice, Employer, Sibling

Personal Associations

  • Cambia Health Solutions, Former Employer


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