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Bernard K. Jarvis Biography



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Bernard Jarvis joined the Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. (GHMSI) Board in December 2011. He was also elected to the CareFirst, Inc. (CFI) Board and elected Chairman of the GHMSI Board, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Mr. Jarvis is Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, a not-for-profit association representing 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. There he oversees all financial operations, including accounting, financial analysis and budget, investments and treasury as well as facilities and business services. He is also responsible for human resources and the association’s meeting and member and constituent services functions.

Mr. Jarvis has experience with local government, university administration, nonprofit organizations, and private banking. Previously, he held executive positions with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, U.S. Trust Company NA, The Summit Charitable Foundation, Howard University, the District of Columbia's Department of Human Services, and Ernst & Young.

He earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Morehouse College. Mr. Jarvis is a certified public accountant. Mr. Jarvis has served on the boards of directors of both Unity HealthCare, Inc., and Friends of the National Zoo.