Alumni Spotlight: Barth Holohan ’91
Barth Holohan is the founder and president of Continuum, a company working to help families struggling to care for their aging parents. Founded in 2002, Continuum is one of the largest home care providers in the St. Louis area.
In 2007, Barth was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as part of the elite group “40 Under 40,” an award given to men and women under 40 years of age who have made significant contributions to the business and civic arenas in St. Louis. That same year, SSM Health Care awarded Holohan their “Champions of Older Americans Award” for his commitment to a greater quality of life for seniors.
Barth discovered his heart and gift for working with the elderly while doing his senior service at Westminster, where he volunteered at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield. He received a degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a healthcare consultant at Ernst and Young. Barth enjoyed the healthcare industry but wanted to work with clients more directly, so he enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis for a dual master’s degree in business administration and social work with a concentration in gerontology. He started Continuum shortly after completing graduate school.
Barth and his wife, Catherine, have three daughters and are members of The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church.