Halley Ascher (BA, JD, BSN, RN) – Founder
Halley Ascher co-founded Varsity Care, LLC in 2020 seeking to create innovative solutions to healthcare needs. She brings to Varsity Care her extensive experience in the fields of nursing, law and recruiting. Prior to forming Varsity Care, Ms. Ascher held executive, management and bedside nursing positions. She has also served as Vice President and General Counsel for a local nursing recruiting firm. In addition, she acted as Clinical Director and Director of Nursing for local home care and outpatient mental health companies. Before pursuing her passion for nursing, Ms. Ascher was a Partner in a local boutique law firm.
Ms. Ascher is a native Washingtonian. She attended the University of Pennsylvania earning a BA in Elementary Education and English and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating with honors in both programs.
Ms. Ascher returned to Washington, DC to practice law for 14 years concentrating on complex litigation in large and small firm settings. In 2012, Ms. Ascher changed careers and attended Georgetown University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as a Washington Hospital Center scholar, graduating with high honors in 2013. Ms. Ascher is an experienced medical/surgical nurse with a specialization in behavioral health, both in the acute care and outpatient settings.
Ms. Ascher brings a wealth of skills and life experience to Varsity Care. As a practicing healthcare professional, she understands the needs of patients/clients in the inpatient and outpatient settings and is deeply connected to the local healthcare community. With her teenage child Ms. Ascher has advocated for and navigated complex health issues within the healthcare setting. Ms. Ascher dedicates her time outside of work to her family, her three dogs and her passions for running, working out, woodworking and tennis.
John F. Bartos, Jr – Founder
John Bartos, co-founded Varsity Care in 2020. He is a seasoned healthcare executive who has both founded and led multiple successful companies during the past twenty years. As a result, his background and operational expertise make him a perfect fit to play a central leadership role at Varsity Care.
From his California home, John moved to the East Coast where he attended Princeton. While attending Princeton, he studied politics and also served as captain of the Varsity Tennis Team. Next, after college, he went on to play professional tennis and ranked among the top Americans in the world. He competed against world ranked players from each grand slam tournament.
After ending his tennis career, John attended American University – Washington College of Law where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was a member of The American University Law Review and was the lead research assistant on a scholarly article on criminal justice issues. After receiving his legal degree, he spent seven years as a litigator in Washington DC working for one of the Nation’s largest law firms. He specialized in representing financial institutions such as brokerage firms and savings and loans.
At this point in his career John was seeking new challenges. He decided he wanted to focus his efforts on Healthcare IT and related Healthcare service businesses. Over the course of the ensuing twenty years, John has worked with a variety of different large and small health-focused companies. His roles have included, senior vice president, president and chief executive officer. His customers have included hospitals, surgery centers, labs and physician practices.
John now calls Washington DC his home. He is a long time fan and ticket holder of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals. For fun, he has coached kids baseball and softball over the years.
A Parent of College Students
If you are wondering why he decided to start Varsity Care, look no further! John has four kids who include a current senior and sophomore in college, a senior in high school, and one in middle school. With two kids in college and two rapidly approaching college age, he is deeply invested in knowing his children are safe and taken care of while away from home. It is hard to imagine someone with more relevant personal experience to today’s college experience.
Mila Bartos – Senior Vice President, Marketing
Mila brings her diverse skill set to the Varsity Care executive team to lead the marketing group. For example, Mila’s business experience includes top-notch marketing as well as entrepreneurship skills in addition to a strong legal background. With a deep understanding of both national and international marketing, she uses the most current social media platforms as well as traditional marketing channels.
Mila is a native Washingtonian. After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin Madison where she then graduated with a dual degree in Communications and English. She went on to attend The American University, Washington College of Law. There, Mila showed her entrepreneurial drive by founding the Journal of Gender and the Law as she saw the emerging need to address gender issues.
Mila’s legal career has been outstanding; operating her own law firm for more than 20 years. During that time, she handled nationwide litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in consumer, antitrust, securities and data breach cases.
Mila is always seeking new challenges. For example, she co-founded FizzCandy Jewelry In 2011. Mila is creative in her marketing skills and is always ahead of emerging trends such as early use of celebrity influencers. In this way, she has leveraged the impact of influencers and used cutting edge marketing techniques to build FizzCandy Jewelry into a successful, profitable business.
In her free time Mila enjoys cooking, baking, walking her dog, and above all, she loves spending time with her family. Her background and expertise make her a perfect fit to play a leadership role at the company.
Join our Awesome Team
We are continuously expanding and looking for passionate people to join our team. Right now we are hiring for the following positions:
– Registered Nurse
– Brand Ambassador
– Telephone Customer Support