About GlobalMed

Leadership Team

Joel E. Barthelemy, Chief Executive Officer

Joel E. Barthelemy, President and CEO of Arizona-based GlobalMed has a vision of quality, timely care for all through connected health.   Barthelemy has spent 13 of his 25+ years in the technology industry focused on the development of connected health systems.  He and his team developed the first lightweight, true HD video examination camera and the first cloud-based Image Management Exchange for Telemedicine.  He continues to drive the transformation of healthcare globally, by developing and integrating secure, efficient health delivery systems that improve access and quality of care, while eliminating unnecessary costs. 

Barthelemy actively inspires the design and implementation of effective, high functioning innovation engines that simplify the care delivery process within government, clinical and commercial settings, including military and veterans’ administration organizations, correctional facilities, hospital systems, clinics and urgent care, teaching facilities, sports medicine, and corporate wellness programs.

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Under Barthelemy’s leadership, GlobalMed has improved the delivery of healthcare in over 55 countries, has designed the system that has help to deliver 1.7 million consults to US veterans in 2013 (the largest deployment of Telemedicine in the world), and has been recognized as an outstanding innovator, community advocate, and a high-growth company.  Recent awards include:

2013

·       Modern HealthcareMagazine:  Hottest Healthcare Companies, #3

·       Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies: #436 Overall, #36 Healthcare

·       Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce:  Impact Award

·       Better Business Bureau: Ethics Award

2012

·       Deloitte Technology: Fast 500, #58 Overall, #2 Medical Devices

·       Modern HealthcareMagazine:  Hottest Healthcare Companies, #2

·       Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies: #95 Overall, #7 Healthcare

·       ASU W.P. Carey School of Business:  Spirit of Enterprise Award

·       Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce:  Best Places to Work in Arizona

2011

·       Ernst & Young:  Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Desert Region

·       Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies: #300 Overall, #21 Healthcare

 

Active in his community and industry, Barthelemy currently sits on the board of Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory.  He is an Ambassador to the Veterans Medical Leadership Council and is a board advisor for SEE4Vets.  Past advisory positions include board membership with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Chair of the ATA’s Industry Council, and board membership with the Visual Communications Industry Group. Barthelemy and GlobalMed give back to the community through generous commitments to programs like Toys for Tots, the Jennifer Lopez Family Foundation, Blanket the City, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, the American Heart Association, and the United Blood Services Blood Drive.

 

Barthelemy attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and received an honorable discharge as a non-commissioned officer from the United States Marine Corp Reserves in 1987.

E. Patrick LaVoie, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, LaVoie plays a key role to grow and support the company’s mission to transform healthcare globally with next generation SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and connected medical device technology and to best serve the growing needs of the company’s diverse customer base.  The Global Sales, Marketing, Product, Operations, Support & Services and Manufacturing responsibilities report directly to LaVoie.

Prior to joining GlobalMed, LaVoie was President and CEO of Contractor Management Services (CMS) where he transformed the organization from a settlement processing and independent contractor insurance provider into the leading SaaS-based 1099 compliance automation and software company, expanding revenue streams and driving profits. With a broad range of experiences including national responsibilities with Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young Consulting and President and Fund Manager for Equity Capital Group, he has extensive knowledge providing operational, financial and technology-centric direction to organizations across multiple industries in both privately and publicly held organizations.  He also has extensive experience in the healthcare technology industry, having worked with: Catholic Healthcare West Hospital System (now Dignity Health) to establish an Office of Innovation & Technology, Arizona Governor’s Office and The Valley of the Sun United Way for Arizona’s Az211 Statewide Technology Initiative and Implementation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

LaVoie obtained an MBA from Thunderbird, The International School of Management, with an emphasis on finance and operations management.  He graduated with honors from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, with undergraduate degrees in Finance and Computer Information Systems.

Bill Lewis, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer

As an expert in the field of occupational medicine, urgent care, telemedicine and utilization review, Dr. Lewis brings more than 30 years’ experience as both a physician and health care executive. 

Prior to joining GlobalMed, Dr. Lewis was the Senior Vice President, Medical Operations at Concentra, where he led the development and implantation of Concentra’s 300 Urgent Care Centers. Over the last five years, he focused on Employer Worksite clinics, Wellness and Telemedicine services.  Dr. Lewis currently serves in the following organizations:  WOEMA Board of Directors and Legislative Committee, Arizona State Industrial Commission Evidence Based Medicine Committee and the American Telemedicine Association Standards and Guidelines Primary Care Working Group.

Dr. Lewis received his BS from University of Cincinnati, medical degree from Ohio State University and did his residency at University of Oklahoma. He received his MBA from University of Phoenix.

Michael D. Harris, Chief Technology Officer

Michael Harris is GlobalMed’s chief product theorist and design lead. With over 25 years of strategic patented product design and development and several thriving companies under his belt, Michael Harris is dedicated to the craft of innovative product design philosophies and User Interface theory. As the World-Wide-Web was cutting its teeth in the early 90’s, Mr. Harris was designing websites and developing h.324/323 video conferencing and desktop sharing GUI. Now, with GlobalMed for more then 12 years, Mr. Harris is responsible for software application GUI, Industrial medical device design and futurist for its Telemedical “eNcounter™” shell environment. Together with Joel, they share the same vision in shaping healthcare’s responsiveness and affordability.

Mr. Harris was also a founder and president of several technology companies that include: iREZ Research Corp., which was the first company to introduce a mobile video camera to the Macintosh Laptop; Harris Laboratories, Inc., a fabricator of solid-state memory devices and processor accelerators, and VideoLabs, Inc.,(NASDAQ: VLAB) as the Director of Digital Technologies and Director of Marketing. VideoLabs developed one of the first generations of professional desktop video collaboration and video conferencing applications.  

In the late 70’s, Michael was part of the Wisconsin Marathon County Sherriff department EMT Para-recue squad through Explorers Post 444 as well as being an EMT on the Dane County Emergency Preparedness Ambulatory Rescue (EPAs).  Michael completed the Electronic Engineering program at North Central Technical Institute, and went on to study Music and Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin and Computer Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He completed post-graduate work while attending Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende in Belgium, in Industrial Engineering Sciences.

Professional specialties include: New product insight and vision. Human interface and functional ID. Design processes through the entire development phase - from concepts to components features to circuit board design to 3D modeling and ID to precision manufacturing to strategic marketing strategies that fit the shoes of the user.

Neal Schoenbach, Vice President of Business Development

Neal leads GlobalMed’s North American team of sales professionals, and has been instrumental providing solutions to GlobalMed’s customers that have led to greater access to care with better patient outcomes, while lowering costs. Neal began his career at GlobalMed in 2009 as the Telemedicine Design Manager where he led several successful national telemedicine deployments. He was promoted to the  Southwest Regional Sales Manager role and, eventually in a senior leadership position.

Neal attended both Pepperdine University and the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, Biology and Chemistry, which led to his passion into the healthcare industry.  Early in his career, Neal gained valuable experience while working in the pharmaceutical, real estate and banking industries. 

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