Barry Baresi is the CEO of Association Ventures and an advisor/investor in two venture philanthropy firms. In these roles, he helps nonprofit organizations embrace innovation to advance their mission, social impact, and financial goals.
Barry’s teaching at DU draws from three decades of experience as a social impact entrepreneur, clinician executive, and public health policy advocate. He has extensive expertise in strategy, business model innovation, and digital transformation. In his student teaching and advising at DU, he applies this expertise to support students in gaining leadership capacity to start up and scale up sustainable social enterprises in various sectors, including healthcare innovation, community design, and inclusive education reform.
Barry holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University, Wagner School of Public Service, as well as an OD in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and a B.A. in Biology and Sociology from College of the Holy Cross and completing the Harvard Medical School Executive Education program in Digital Transformation in Health Care.