Board of Advisors
Noah Nordheimer is a passionate visionary, leader and investor, with a 20-year record of consistently exceeding the goals and aspirations of his investment partners and community stakeholders.
In 2014, using his financial acumen and entrepreneurial expertise, Noah founded the Concerted Care Group (CCG) and created a uniquely integrated model of care that will improve patient outcomes in addiction treatment. Noah often speaks publicly about the flawed “siloed” approach that most providers take to treating addiction in the United States, an approach that he views as less than efficacious. So, rather than separating the modalities from each other, he has instead done the opposite: CCG’s innovative approach moves addiction treatment, behavioral health, primary and preventative care, as well as other critical components others call “wrap around services”, under one roof. Noah’s vision is reshaping how substance abuse treatment is addressed, elevating and redefining the standards of care and post-treatment possibilities for both patients and families. The CARF Accreditors have praised Noah and CCG, saying: “They are doing what 1-2% of providers are even thinking about doing and doing it exceptionally well.”
Noah’s career trajectory has been leading him towards this very place. He served as Senior Vice President of the NFAHS, Inc., where he maintained annual development budgets of $50-$200 million. Prior to being at NFAHS, Noah served as Director of the Transwestern Commercial Services LLC, a privately held global commercial real estate firm, at the age of 24 and after only 3 years with the company. He has also been hands-on in the creation and deployment of complex capital formation strategies, including: Multi-Layered Public-Private Debt & Equity Structures; Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits; U.S. Treasury Equity Investment (New Market Tax Credits); Fixed Rate- and Variable Rate Tax Exempt Bonds; and EB5 Equity & Debt, among other investment vehicles.
Michael M. Barch, MHSA
Over the prior 40 years, Mr. Michael Barch had held senior management positions in various medical corporations representing nearly every facet of healthcare.
He held the post of CEO of The George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) for more than 20 years. During his tenure at GWUMC, he helped the Medical Center develop a 300-physician group practice and a 100,000-member HMO. He later served as Assistant VP at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following his appointment at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Barch was named President and CEO of Managed Care Assistance Corporation (MCAC) which was responsible for the development of six different statewide managed care networks and the formation of HMOs in two additional states. He has chaired numerous Boards and has fostered the development of many programs including a Robert Wood Johnson grant in 1984 that resulted in the Health Care for the Homeless Project. This Project has since evolved into Unity Health Care, which runs
32 primary care clinics in the District of Columbia and is the owner of a Medicaid HMO. During his 40 years in healthcare, Mr. Barch has also served as the President and CEO of Columbia Hospital for Women and for the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). The PBC was the public health delivery system for the District of Columbia and consisted of D.C. General Hospital, a 175-physician specialty practice, 23 public health clinics and 183 school based nurse programs as well as a number of specialty clinics. In December of 2012, Mr. Barch joined MedTech as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Barch is currently Chairman of the Board of the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area as well as Chair of National Capital Shared Services, the 13th largest group purchase organization in the nation. He is also a founder of Metastatin Pharmaceutical, a biopharmaceutical company developing anti-metastatic therapies. Mr. Barch graduated summa cum laude with a joint degree in economics and finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Masters of Health Science Administration from The George Washington University.
Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D.
Dr. Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology and prevention science.
Her research areas include methodological issues surrounding the design and evaluation of substance abuse interventions including sampling, program modeling, and innovative statistical and evaluation approaches; measurement of drug and alcohol use disorders; and innovative methods to prevent and reduce health inequalities, with a focus on behavioral health inequalities. Dr. Furr-Holden is also an expert in environmental approaches to violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. In 2006, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (under President George W. Bush) for her early career accomplishments in environmental strategies. She has worked with local and national policy makers to improve data driven decision-making and include ‘health in all policies’. She developed novel methods to determine geographic unmet need for behavioral health treatment services. She currently maintains a portfolio of research focused on ameliorating health inequalities in substance abuse treatment and environmental strategies to prevent and reduce community violence. She is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health; Director of the Drug Investigations, Violence and Environmental Studies Laboratory; co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence; faculty at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions; and former Consulting Director of Prevention for the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems (now Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore). She received her Ph.D. in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1999.
Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomas McLellan is the premiere addiction expert in the United States and the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Treatment Research Institute, a not-for-pro t research and development institute in Philadelphia.
He served as the Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under the first Obama administration and is considered to be the top expert on the chronic addiction treatment model. Indeed, it is Dr. McLellan’s 2000 article that is most often cited when anyone refers to addiction as a chronic condition. Dr. McLellan was the developer of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), one of the most widely used substance abuse assessment instruments in the field. He has served as an adviser to many government and nonprofit scientific organizations, including the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Practice Laboratory of the American Psychiatric Association, the Swiss National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, the Greek government and Public Health England. Dr. McLellan, along with Drs. Kane, Whitefield, and Jaffe, will help oversee the ET3 clinical trials assuring that our approach is the most complete and effective in the nation. Additionally, Dr. McLellan will help us produce a white paper on our groundbreaking program as well as in the publication of manuscripts and conference presentations related to outcomes from our ongoing assessments.
Mr. Nussbaum has extensive executive experience in government and commercial sales and management.
He previously served as executive vice president of Oracle Service Industries under Oracle’s chairman and CEO, Larry Ellison, where he oversaw government, education, health, communications, utilities and financial services operations.
During his nearly 10-year career at Oracle, he helped grow the U.S. government business from less than $60 million to more than $1.5 billion. Under Nussbaum’s stewardship as founder, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Agilex Technologies Inc., the company grew to over $300 million in revenue and is now part of Accenture Federal Services, a provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors of the U.S. government.
He also served as global head of sales, marketing and business development for Citigroup Global Transaction Services, and as president of integrated systems operation at Xerox Corp. Nussbaum has also served on a number of boards of directors, including the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics association, and Northrop Grumman Corp. He is active in numerous business and charitable organizations.
Michael Smith Liss, B.S.
Michael Smith Liss is an Investment Advisor at Alex Brown Asset & Wealth Management. Michael is located in the Washington, D.C. office and has been there since 2010.
He is in the Private Wealth division of the bank, working with a team that has $2B+ assets under management. He manages assets for high net worth individuals, corporations, endowments, and foundations. In addition to his involvement on the asset management side, he works intimately with the investment bank and has a meaningful focus on real estate lending, real estate advisory solutions, structured lending, and key client unique opportunities. Michael has held previous positions at the largest privately held cell tower company, Global tower partners, where he was responsible for diligence and valuation analysis on single assets and portfolios that were being considered for acquisition, as well as intimately involved in the closing and integration process following the acquisition; Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, a division of Archstone- Smith; and Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty, a division of Vornado Realty Trust. Michael is currently a Board Member of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, the oldest horse show in the United States, as well as on the Chairman’s Council of the National Sporting Library & Museum. He sits on the Investment Committee of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School as well as the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association. Michael graduated from the University of Miami with a B.S. in International Finance and Marketing and a minor in Economics.
Gary Stephani has been a financial services executive for over 25 years. As a partner with major accounting firms, Gary has a broad range of experience in providing audit and advisory service to insurance, investment, banking, real estate and other industries.
From 1973 until 1984, he served as a senior manager for KPMG. In 1984, Gary moved to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, shortly thereafter becoming a partner. Gary served as lead partner on financial service companies such as AIG, SunAmerica, ULLICO and M&I Bancorp. He also served as lead partner with major insurance companies such as GEICO, Farmers, Nationwide, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. From 1990 until 2004, Gary was the leader of the insurance regulatory practice for the Cisatlantic and Southwest region. He led insurance consulting projects involving forensic accounting and asset dispositions on behalf of regulators and the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Associations. Gary has vast experience in advising companies on internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley, risk management, initial and secondary public offering and reporting. In his spare time, Gary served as Chairman of Board of Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and USO of Metropolitan Washington. Gary graduated from the University of Wisconsin, is a licensed CPA, and is a member of AICPA.