Ms. Barker, R.N., F.N.P, M.S., has broad experience in the healthcare arena domestically and internationally including venture capital investing and fundraising, board of director participation, company growth and exits, and C level leadership over the last 25 years.
She has most recently been providing consulting services to start-up companies, including 5i at Sommetrics. Ms. Barker was a partner with the healthcare focused venture fund MedVenture Associates. Prior to that she was a founder and managing member of The Crucible Group, LLC, a venture development organization. In both partnerships, she participated in private equity-related investments in the device, biotech, services and information technology segments of healthcare.
Ms. Barker was an investor and Chairmen of the Board for Novasom, a company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea; Strategic VP for iSonea Medical (ASX: ISN), a company focused on airway management; IPCM (IPO 2007 – Nasdaq: IPCM), a services group focused on intensive care in the hospital.
Ms. Barker graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS and has Masters degrees from UC Davis and Stanford University.