Southeast Region Director
Barbara Strain is the Principal of Barbara Strain Consulting LLC. Barbara is an experienced healthcare professional with a proven record of success in providing detailed insights to assist both providers and suppliers in reaching their value driven strategic goals.
Prior to her current position, Barbara was the Director of Value Management at the University of Virginia Health System. In that role she directed the Value Management Program which collaborated with executive leadership, physicians, clinicians and suppliers across the care continuum providing the infrastructure to standardize product selection and reduce practice variation. While at UVA Barbara also directed Supply Chain Operations, Surgical Supply, Equipment Distribution and Linen Services and she served as the manager of Clinical Microbiology operations.
Barbara is a founding member, past president and current region director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). Barbara has published articles on such topics as healthcare value management, supply chain, disruptive technology & microbiology and speaks nationally on a variety of topics including value analysis, process improvement, sustainability and safety.