Board of Advisors
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.
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.
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.