Who Are We?

About Us

GlobalMed® powers the world’s most advanced virtual care technology platform and wellness applications that support a patient at any point in the continuum of care. Providers looking to manage capacity, reduce costs, expand patient care, and deliver responsible medicine, will get all they need from one platform.​

Specializing in both federal and commercial spaces, GlobalMed technology has enabled approximately 60 million consultations in over 40 countries. Its highly secure virtual health platform has earned the U.S. Defense Health Agency’s Authority to Operate on the Medical Community of Interest network and is used worldwide from the DoD, across the VA, to rural hospitals, prisons, oil rigs, and even villages in Africa. Founded in 2002 by a US Marine Corps Reserve Veteran still serving as CEO.​

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Our Team

Joel E. Barthelemy

Founder & CEO

Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and CEO of Scottsdale-based GlobalMed, has a vision of quality, timely care for all through connected health. Barthelemy has spent the last 21 of his 30+ years in the technology industry focused on developing connected health systems.  Barthelemy has been recognized as an outstanding innovator, community advocate, a high-growth technology company leader, and he received an honorable discharge as a non-commissioned officer from the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Donna McLaughlin-Travis

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Donna oversees day-to-day operations, leads strategic goals, and aligns key functional areas within GlobalMed. Donna received a Bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, a Master’s in Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago, and completed the Executive Education Program in Finance from Harvard University.

Guillermo Nevarez

VP Finance, Corporate Controller

As VP of Finance & Accounting, Guillermo is responsible for overseeing day-to-day finance operations, leading the strategic goals and aligning all accounting functions within GlobalMed. Guillermo most recently spent 10 years at Amazon.com, where he held finance & accounting positions in Seattle, London, Luxembourg, and Sunnyvale, CA, in the areas of payroll accounting for North America, OPEX accounting for the UK, inventory for Europe, and manufacturing finance for devices worldwide. Guillermo received a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master’s Degree in business administration from UTEP/UNAM’s international program.

Sam Price

Executive VP of Government Affairs

Julia Huls
Senior VP, Global Commercial Sales

Julia Huls is responsible for the development and performance of sales activities for commercial markets. She also manages reseller partnerships, plays a primary role in developing international business, and is involved in all aspects of growth in the LATAM market. Before GlobalMed, Julia worked in medical sales, hospice, and as a bi-lingual case worker for an adoption agency. Julia grew up in the Amazon Jungle of Peru. Today, she lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and family of 9 kids.

Jeff Melikian

Director of Product Management

Growing up surrounded by a family dedicated to medicine, Jeff gained firsthand insight into the demanding nature of the healthcare field and its impact on families.  With over a decade spent studying the science and business of care delivery, Jeff’s journey led him to GlobalMed, where he passionately focuses on crafting solutions that resonate with families like his own. In his role as a product leader at GlobalMed, Jeff channels his expertise into developing clinical and wellness solutions, catering to diverse organizations, businesses, federal agencies, and militaries worldwide. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jeff enjoys his time as a devoted father, a music enthusiast, and an avid sports fanatic.

Sara Putnam

Director of Marketing

As the Marketing Director at GlobalMed, Sara is responsible for amplifying our message and building the GlobalMed and GlobalMed Wellness brands. Fueled by copious amounts of espresso and a passion for data analytics, Sara thrives on building marketing campaigns, analyzing the results, and adjusting them to improve performance. When she isn’t absorbed in Google Analytics, she enjoys baking with her daughter, playing basketball with her son, and researching the best places to eat for her upcoming trips.

Brandon Stangl

Senior Product Manager

As Senior Product Manager, Brandon has spent years perfecting his craft, dedicated to developing user-centric products that help redefine the way we deliver care. His passion for people and belief in the power of technology to empower us to be our best selves led him to join GlobalMed. His focus on wellness applications helps to simplify complex clinical concepts into fun and easy-to-use activities. After all, why can't staying healthy be fun?

Whether orchestrating behind-the-scenes magic or pulling proverbial rabbits from hats, his goal is simple: to make life brighter for users. At GlobalMed, being well isn't just a goal; it's a lifestyle we want to help embody.

Connor McKee

Senior UI/UX Design

Connor manages all things UX and UI at GlobalMed. Having spent many years making experiential art installations and then moving on to marketing and communications design, he brings a variety of perspectives to his work now in product design. With his experience and the power of an improbable amount of coffee, Connor strives to create experiences that excite and delight.