About GlobalMed

Quality, timely care for all

Leadership Team

Joel E. Barthelemy

Joel E. Barthelemy

Chief Executive Officer

Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and CEO of Arizona-based GlobalMed, has a vision of quality, timely care for all through connected health. Barthelemy has spent the last 14 of his 30 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.

Under Barthelemy’s leadership, GlobalMed helped to improve the delivery of healthcare in over 55 countries, and designed the system that enabled the delivery of 2.1 million telemedicine consults annually to US veterans, which is the largest deployment of Telemedicine in the world. He has been recognized as an outstanding innovator and community advocate.


· Arizona Bioscience Company of the Year
· Recognized as Veteran-Owned Small Business


· Modern Healthcare Magazine: 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


· 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


· 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 boards of Sun Health Services, Arizona Bio Industry, 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.

Mr. Barthelemy attended St. Cloud State University, a certificate from Thunderbird School of International Management and he received an honorable discharge as a non-commissioned officer from the United States Marine Corp Reserves.

E. Patrick LaVoie

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.

Gigi Sorenson RN, MSN

Gigi Sorenson RN, MSN

Chief Clinical Officer

Gigi Sorenson is Chief Clinical Officer at GlobalMedia Group, LLC (GlobalMed). She is responsible for assuring clinical integration and applicability of all aspects of products and software developed and offered to customers. She also helps lead a consulting service through the company to assist customers in strategic planning and operational implementation of telehealth programs and services. Ms. Sorenson has developed remote patient monitoring, prehospital, direct to consumer, outpatient specialty clinic, and inpatient acute care telehealth programs while working in the telehealth space. She has published on remote patient monitoring program success and partnerships required for success. She is a thought leader and national speaker on telehealth program development, remote patient monitoring, mHealth, and rural health. In recent years, she has been the principle investigator on numerous grant and foundational funding to develop and expand telemedicine programs across the rural southwest. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Master of Science in Nursing degree and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Michael D. Harris

Michael D. Harris

Chief Innovation 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.

Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis

MD, MBA, Chief Medical Advisor

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.

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GlobalMed had all the things we were looking for. They had the surfaces, they had the integration, they had the right technology, and they were the kind of company we liked working with.

Rich De BrinoDirector of Advanced Solutions - Right! Systems, Inc.

GlobalMed is about as customized and individual as you can be. They go in and literally assess the need. What specialties do you need this technology for, whether it be a stroke or pediatrics or tele-dermatology, and then they customize the product to those needs.

Garfield JonesVice President of Sales, REACH Call

I can do everything but touch the patient…I see a lot of the studies that say telemedicine is equivalent to being there. But, I actually think there is a case for saying at times telemedicine is better than being there.

Kathleen WebsterChair, Pediatric Special Interest Group at American Telemedicine Association