Barry Smith

Chairman & CEO
Magellan Health

Barry M. Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Magellan Health, the country’s leading specialty health care and population management organization, leveraging clinical excellence, innovation and operational expertise to manage behavioral health, radiology, specialty pharmaceuticals and public sector pharmacy benefits programs. Joining the company as CEO on January 1, 2013, Barry is responsible for Magellan’s strategic direction and overall growth, as well as the development and operational execution of the company’s business strategy. He has profit and loss responsibility for all of Magellan’s business units. Barry has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry including leading transformational change and driving growth. Most recently, he was an operating partner for Health Evolution Partners, which invests in rapidly growing companies across the health care industry. His prior experience includes serving as the founder, chairman, president and CEO of VistaCare, chairman and CEO of ValueRx, a division of Value Health, Inc., and senior roles in both PCS, Inc. and Baxter International. He served on Magellan’s board of directors from 2005 through 2008, and rejoined the board in 2011. Additionally, immediately prior to serving at Magellan, he served as lead director of CenseoHealth and currently serves on the Ensign Group Board of Directors. With a deep interest in civic, community and church affairs, Barry has been active in providing enhanced educational and health resources for residents of Haiti, through Healing Hands for Haiti ( Healing Hands for Haiti has established a campus in Port-au-Prince, which includes a rehabilitation hospital, prosthetics lab, pharmacy and additional space where clinicians spend time training Haitians on the use of prosthetics for children. He has also been involved with micro-credit initiatives focused on alleviating poverty in third world countries. From 2008 – 2011, he served as the mission president for the LDS Church in Northeast Texas. Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He is on the Marriott School of Business National Leadership Council at Brigham Young University, and is chairman of the Founders program at the school’s Rollins Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology.