Board of Trustees

Stephen L. DeBiasi, FACHE, CMPE 


Mr. DeBiasi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OrthoWilmington, a medical group with 24 physicians, 26 mid-level providers and more than 325 employees created by the 2012 merger of Atlantic Orthopedics and Wilmington Orthopaedic Group. With the January 2015 addition of Orthopaedic Specialists, the practice treats approximately 1,100 Steve DeBiasipatients per day in 14 offices located throughout Southeastern North Carolina. As the chief non-physician executive, he directs all financial and business operations of the practice and related entities. In conjunction with the physician board of directors, he develops and implements organizational strategy including partnerships with other organizations.  In August 2016, OrthoWilmington few again to became part of EmergeOrtho, a medical practice with 126 physicians providing services in 49 locations in 21 counties across North Carolina.  

Mr. DeBiasi previously held similar positions with two other medical practices: Wilmington Pathology Associates and Wilmington Plastic Surgery. In 2004, along with other investors from Wilmington Pathology, he started NextWave Diagnostic Laboratories, an independent clinical laboratory. Prior to moving to Wilmington in 2003, he spent seven years managing Carolinas Pathology Group, the pathology practice providing services to several Carolinas Healthcare System facilities in the Charlotte region.

Mr. DeBiasi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Communication from Babson College and received a Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

In 2014 NC Governor Pat McCrory appointed Mr. DeBiasi to the State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC). Under the Department of Health and Human Service’s Division of Health Service Regulation, the SHCC directs the development of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan, a document containing policies and methodologies used in determining need for new health care facilities and services in North Carolina.

Mr. DeBiasi recently joined the board of Coastal Horizons Center and after completing a two year term on the Board of Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences, serving on the Strategic Planning, Finance and Standards Committees. For six years, he served on the Board of The Carousel Center for Abused Children, previously as Board Chair. Professionally, he has served on the board the North Carolina Medical Group Managers Association, previously as Board Secretary, with numerous committee assignments and the Wilmington Medical Group Managers Association with multiple terms as President.