Joel E. Barthelemy
Founder, Chief Executive and Operating Officer
Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and CEO/COO of Scottsdale-based GlobalMed, has a vision of quality, timely care for all through connected health. Barthelemy has spent the last 16 of his 30+ years in the technology industry focused on the development of connected health systems. Under Barthelemy's leadership, GlobalMed uniquely stands as the only telemedicine provider to complete all parts of the process in-house, from inception to distribution.
Chief of Staff
Prior to joining GlobalMed, Tom held various leadership positions for several fortune 100 companies such as American Express and Boeing.
Most recently, he held the position Sr. Manager of Operations Enablement for one of American Express' largest revenue driving organizations in Commercial Acquisitions and Account Development. Prior to American Express, Tom spent 8 years with Boeing where he held multiple positions in Leadership, Program Management, Engineering, and Global Support.
Tom is an Army Veteran and served 8 years in the National Guard as a Crew Chief on the Apache Helicopter. He had a combat tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Tom holds two Bachelors of Science degrees in Technical & Business Management and Aeronautics. He holds several IT certifications (ITIL & Cobit 5), as well as, Certification in Leadership from Harvard. Tom lives in North Phoenix with his wife Katie and children and spends his free time attending sporting events and outdoor activities. He is an Arizona Cardinals fan and spends time supporting veteran organizations, victims of abuse & addiction, and charities through his church.
Michael D. Harris, CHA, PMP
Chief Innovation Officer
As Chief Innovation Officer, Michael D. Harris is GlobalMed's principal design lead and product theorist. With over 25 years of patented product design and development and several thriving companies under his belt, Harris is dedicated to the craft of innovative product design and philosophies such as the User Interface Theory.
E. Patrick LaVoie
Chief Growth Officer
As Chief Growth Officer, E. Patrick LaVoie plays a key role in the growth and support of GlobalMed's mission to transform healthcare globally with next generation, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), connected healthcare technologies. LaVoie's priority as GlobalMed's CGO, first and foremost, is to better serve the growing needs of the company's diverse customer base.
Dean Smith, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Smith brings to GlobalMed nearly two decades of telehealth, medical informatics, and clinical and operational leadership experience from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Medical Services. Dr. Smith, a licensed, board-certified physician, has held positions in the U.S. State Department since 2000.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Chokha oversees all aspects of software engineering and technology delivery capabilities, bringing innovation in the areas of unified communications, artificial intelligence, distributed systems, blockchain, cloud and parallel computing. Chokha is also responsible for leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest and cutting-edge capabilities to GlobalMed’s well-adopted platform addressing complex, high-acuity environments throughout the complete healthcare continuum.
Chokha was most recently CTO of Amsys Group where he led the development and implementation of AMSYS's blockchain product strategy, AMCHART health platform and AMSYS Capital software platform. Chokha was responsible for managing Amchart's technology partnerships and senior-level relationships with leading and emerging technology companies, and he led HealthConnexx (an AMSYS company) technology initiatives and partnerships. Additionally, he developed Amsys’s Digital Asset Fund platform to trade digital assets based on complex quant algorithms and architected Amsys’s on-prem infrastructure which was instrumental in launching big data and distributed services division and played a key role in the company’s technology business during the major transitions to distributed computing and data driven products.
Previously, Chokha has been a CTO, advisor and mentor for various startups and has a patent pending invention for a system to treat Alzheimer’s disease using Stroboscopic light therapy and data capture. He has been responsible for developing three new blockchain based businesses in the area of healthcare, supply chain and secure communication.
Chokha has worked with several Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Cisco and Perficient as a Principal Architect delivering solutions to clients like Caterpillar and Etsy.
Chokha was a mentor at a leading startup accelerator Kyyba Xcelerator and was part of the TiE Charter Member – largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs and a co-chair for Artificial Intelligence track for TiE Midwest region.
Executive Vice President, Sales & Services
Ken brings over 20 years of experience leading global sales, success, professional services, and support teams within a SaaS model. He has served in equity partner positions at multiple top tier consulting firms and has led the consulting practice building along with sales and customer success for global software and service organizations. As an entrepreneur whose patented technology products for on prem and SaaS software were sold in 88 countries, Ken has traveled to 45 countries, with work in Australia, Indonesia, and Brazil for extended periods of time.
His primary career missions have been to generate sales from new accounts, secure new sources of revenue from internal business segments all while improving customer satisfaction and retention. Ken is passionate about ensuring a client’s success, earning their trust, and developing not only client relationships, but personal friendships along the way.