Michael M. Barch


Michael Barch currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Health Care Council of the National Capital Area, and is former CEO of Public Benefits Corporation of the District of Columbia (PBC), responsible for delivering all public health in Washington, D.C.

Notably, for two decades he tenured as Chief Executive Officer at The George Washington University Medical Center, the youngest-ever executive appointed to oversee a major academic medical center. Barch developed a 300-physician group practice, built one of America’s earliest HMO’s from inception to its first 100,000 members, and helped position the University as D.C.’s largest real estate owner, second only to the federal government.

Mr. Barch previously served as Assistant Vice President at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a $7.7B global health enterprise with 41,000-plus faculty and staff. He also developed six different state wide, managed care networks and was instrumental to the formation of HMO’s in two additional states.

As former Chairman of a pharmaceutical start up, Mr. Barch built the new venture from standstill to $40M in sales in only 48-months.

Mr. Barch has held senior management positions in nearly every facet of healthcare. He holds a joint degree in economics and finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MHSA from The George Washington University.