Tracey B. Kirsch
Tracey B. Kirsch has over three decades of management experience, with the first third of her career spent in the administration of federally funded health care facilities for the developmentally disabled. Mrs. Kirsch is proficient in labor and union law and has demonstrated excellent abilities in human resources as well as fiscal and executive corporate management.
Mrs. Kirsch joined Electromedical Products International, Inc. (EPI) in 1992. In her role as president of EPI she manages all financial matters, human resources, regulatory affairs for several countries and oversees daily operations. Mrs. Kirsch maintains close working relationships with the company’s personnel and its worldwide network of independent distributors.
She successfully orchestrated the company’s move from California to Texas in 1994. Mrs. Kirsch was instrumental in gaining regulatory approval for the company’s products in many countries including Europe (the CE Mark), Australia, Canada, China, and various countries in South America, Africa and the Middle East. Everywhere except the USA Alpha-Stim technology qualified for over-the-counter (non prescription) status.
In 2005 Mrs. Kirsch managed to obtain a Federal Supply Schedule contract with the United States government for use of Alpha-Stim within the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers. After initially being turned down a waiver was granted and the contract was procured based on wartime need. Within a few years The US government- mainly the Army and Navy, as well as some 70 Veteran hospitals, became the biggest Alpha-Stim users. That market segment continues to grow and EPI is proud to be able to help our Service Members and veterans with their pain and post traumatic stress.
She has a long history of, and a passion for helping people through working with non-profit institutions. From 1982 through 1991 Mrs. Kirsch served at the Louise S. Davis Developmental Center (LSDDC) in New Orleans. On her resignation, she was Director of Residential Services for this 114 personnel, 32 bed intermediate care facility, its three, six-bed community homes, social services department, nursing department, and recreation department. She was also an active member of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Kirsch developed new programs to expand the Center’s range of services, and participated in labor union negotiations and contract development. She was also responsible for public relations and participated in grant writing and other fund raising plans. At LSDDC, Mrs. Kirsch gained invaluable experience managing consultants in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social services, and dietary services.
Mrs. Kirsch joined the five member board of directors for the American Institute of Stress in 2012. The American Institute of Stress (AIS) is a non-profit organization which imparts information on stress reduction, stress in the workplace, effects of stress and various other stress related topics. AIS was founded in 1978, at the request of Dr. Hans Selye to serve as a clearinghouse of all stress related information. Under Mrs. Kirsch’s management AIS provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health and provides leadership to the world on stress related topics. Mrs. Kirsch oversees all business and accounting activities for AIS.
Tracey B. Kirsch earned a BA in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 1989. Since then she has attended numerous continuing education programs in FDA regulations, pain, psychiatry, stress, and related medical conferences. She has taught programs on Agency Policy and Procedures, Clients’ Rights, Federal Regulations Survey and Follow-up, among others.
Mrs. Kirsch is quite active in her community. She has served as the first woman Chairperson of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Directors of Hope, Inc., a shelter for victims of family violence. She was also Chair of the Brazos Valley Chapter of the Texas Association of Businesses and Chambers of Commerce. She has also been a member of the National Association of Women Owned Businesses, the Palo Pinto County Republican Woman’s Club, and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. She served on the Ambassador, Governmental Affairs, and Transportation Committees of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
In 2003 Mrs. Kirsch was named Businesswoman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council. She is listed in the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who 2005-2006. In December 2006 the American Biographical Institute named Mrs. Kirsch one of the Great Woman of the 21st Century for significant accomplishments in and mastery of Medical Industry Management.
When not working, Mrs. Kirsch is kept busy by her two daughters, Gabrielle Electra Kirsch and Sasha Burke Kirsch.