BARRY RIESENBERG is a board member and Secretary of HEAL, Inc. He is also President of ARCH (Academic Research Centers and Hospitals), which develops clinical drug trial centers at academic research centers and hospitals and has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and aging. Riesenberg boasts a proven record of implementing centralized hospital-based clinical research programs for drugs, biologics, and medical devices in numerous hospitals, including those with major academic affiliations. ARCH’s legacy company, SynerMed, was the research arm of the AMA Mental Illness Initiative for Primary Care Physicians.
Riesenberg lived in Israel from 1973-1986, where he was an accredited journalist, covering the Yom Kippur War, the Camp David Peace Accords, and the 1982 war in Lebanon. He worked for Dun & Bradstreet, where he analyzed and evaluated Israeli businesses, and joined Scientific Investment, Ltd. (SIL) as Specialist-in-Charge of Countertrade and Offset Activities for General Electric Trading Company, RCA and other transnational clients and helped initiate industrial R&D grants for companies under a joint U.S.-Israel program. Returning to the U.S., he served as economic advisor to the Consul-General of Israel in Atlanta, consulting on economic issues and representing the consulate in trade and industry forums in the six-state consular region.
He founded the non-profit American Ageing Concern, recipient of a 1995 Special Media Award from the White House Conference on Aging for its Coming of Age public TV program. He served on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Master Plan Coordinating Committee, advising on the needs of older travelers and is the creator of Silver-Tales, an animated series featuring intergenerational stories for print and electronic media.
He lives in Atlanta and Tel Aviv and enjoys traveling with Malka, his wife of 43 years.