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St. Louis, MOMEDI Leadership (MEDI) has announced the addition of William Barnes, Ph.D., MBA as executive coach to healthcare leaders and teams. In this role, Dr.Barnes will equip healthcare organizations to better meet emerging patient care demands and thrive in a fast-evolving environment.

A clinical psychologist for more than two decades, Dr.Barnes has served in executive leadership roles at Children’s National Health Systems, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. During that time, his impact and reputation earned him large-scale, global consulting roles for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and UNICEF. His coaching experience spans various industries including healthcare, banking and the military.

“Throughout my career, I’ve grown deeply passionate about the evolution of healthcare and public health dynamics,” Barnes said. “I’m excited to join forces with MEDI Leadership in equipping healthcare leaders to navigate uncharted waters in healthcare delivery.”

Lee Angus, president of MEDI Leadership, added, “We’ve watched Wiliam’s impact and rapport with healthcare leaders for a long time, and had the pleasure of collaborating on various assignments. We’re thrilled to have him on our team of coaches, and confident our clients will benefit greatly from his diverse leadership and clinical experiences.”

Dr. Barnes earned his BS in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, his MA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University, and MBA from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the George Mason Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. He lives in Washington DC with his wife, and has two daughters and son.

About MEDI Leadership

Founded in 2000, MEDI Leadership is the nation’s largest executive coaching firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry. MEDI coaches are known and respected industry experts with a unique blend of healthcare leadership and coaching experience. We offer executive coachingteam transformational development, and cohort-based coaching. MEDI Leadership is a service of Navvis.

Company Updates

Following recent violence, discrimination and social unrest, we are compelled to step into our own leadership.

At MEDI Leadership, we stand in solidarity with our African American community, honoring their contributions and acknowledging the part each of us plays in creating safe, inclusive environments. We steadfastly renounce racism, discrimination and hate in any form, and commit to honoring people of every race, background, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious affiliation.

Too often in our collective past, we’ve allowed our differences to drive divisiveness instead of uplifting the diversity of experiences, perspectives and ideas as vital ingredients for thriving communities and organizations. That stops now. It’s beyond time for action, starting with genuine, personal introspection.

We invite our colleagues and clients to join us in cultivating the following habits. We pledge to:

  • Step fully into our vulnerability, recognizing and admitting we don’t have the answers.
  • Invite dialogue and listen — deeply and genuinely. We will seek to understand deeper than the words being said.
  • Allow for emotional and sometimes spirited conversations, where we will assume positive intentions and co-create actionable solutions.

We invite you to challenge and push us to do better, with specific action and ongoing advocacy. We embrace our personal and corporate responsibility in extinguishing racism and accelerating change in our communities. Please join us in taking this pledge.

We’re very proud of our very own Gary Hoffman and his work grounded in excellence and passion for improving healthcare! Read more about the program here: hashtag

Congratulations to Robert Porter for earning the designation of Professional Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation!

Congratulations to MEDI Leadership‘s Dr. Britt Berrett for receiving the American College of Healthcare Executives Exemplary Service Award!