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About Barry Bader

Barry S. Bader is a Senior Advisor to ACCORD LIMITED. Before joining ACCORD in 2015, Barry headed his own firm Bader & Associates, specializing in the governance of hospitals and health systems. Since 1980 Barry has facilitated board retreats and consulted on governance assessment, improvement and redesign initiatives for hospitals, health systems and other health­ related organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Barry is an advocate for governance accountability, integrity and transparency; visionary strategic thinking; streamlined board and committee structures; ongoing board education and active engagement; and a strong relationship between the governing board and CEO. 

He is the founder of the Great Boards newsletter and website, now published through the American Hospital Association. He also served on the faculty and was Governance Advisor for The Governance Institute. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD as well as the Board Quality Committee at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 

Prior to his consulting career, Barry held positions with the Maryland Hospital Education Institute, the American Bankers Association, the National Civil Service League and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and northern New Jersey.

Barry has served as a Senior Advisor and faculty member for the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance and as a member of the Center's National Board of Advisors.