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Chair and Founder: Marc Voyvodich

Marc Voyvodich is a founder and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Stroudwater Associates. His primary focus over the past 28 years as a consultant has been assisting clients in performance improvement through clinical service and facility, strategic, and operational planning.



Rob for websiteManaging Director: Robert Kirsch

Robert Kirsch has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, beginning as a medical student at the School of Medicine at the University of Rochester. Drawn to consulting as a means to effect change in a troubled and unsustainable industry, Rob joined the firm in 2005. His focus is centered on empowering clients through periods of change. A leader in the Affiliations and Partnerships practice, he is skilled in assessing strategic options, affiliations, corporate finance, and capital planning opportunities.


Board of Directors


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John Downes brings more than 18 years of experience to clients in the healthcare facilities planning arena. John has led the development of strategic facility master plans as well as functional and space programs for high-end clinical services. Recently, John has also been working with real estate clients to identify and analyze markets to determine potential healthcare facility demand. Before joining Stroudwater Associates, John directed the consulting division of a Boston-based architectural firm that enjoys a national leadership position in the healthcare arena.


Opal Greenway

Opal Greenway is an accomplished healthcare and finance professional who focuses primarily on the strategic needs of healthcare service providers. She is an expert in valuations, capital planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, physician compensation, physician-hospital alignment strategies, and regulatory compliance.



Eric ShellEric for website

Eric Shell has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare financial management and consulting. At Stroudwater, he assists rural hospitals, health clinics, and physician group practices in improving financial and operational performance and developing strategic and operational plans.



Jeffrey Sommer

Jeffrey Sommer is the practice leader of Stroudwater Associates Capital Planning and Access practice line and the Affiliations and Partnerships practice. His primary focus in the past 18 years has been assisting clients with strategy development and the successful execution of business development opportunities. Jeff has advised numerous clients on strategic options, affiliations, and capital-planning engagements.




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