Preston Burnes

Senior Consultant

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Santa Clara University, MBA
Colgate University, BA, Political Science

Current Responsibility

As a Sellers Dorsey consultant and project manager, Preston handles client initiatives and operational delivery. He’s expert in a wide array of issues, from Medicaid financing, long-term care reform, and managed care to business development. Preston also specializes in provider policy and reimbursement, including value-based payments and quality improvement programs.


Prior to recently getting onboard with Sellers Dorsey, Preston worked for seven years with the Health Plan of San Mateo, a Medicaid managed-care plan. While there, he managed the Whole Person Care Statewide 1115 Waiver pilot program, led managed long-term services and support (MLTSS), and directed value-based purchasing initiatives. Additionally, Preston oversaw a pilot program aimed at returning residents of long-term care facilities to community living, which won the California Department of Healthcare Services Innovation Award in 2016. Before his time with the Health Plan of San Mateo, he worked in the office of San Mateo County Supervisor Richard Gordon, leading staff through issues on healthcare, business, and the environment.