Chairman: Eric ShellEric for website

Eric Shell is a leader in supporting rural healthcare through the industry’s transition to population health. Eric’s passion for sustainable and accessible rural healthcare has driven him to assist hundreds of rural hospitals, rural health clinics, and physician group practices in improving financial and operational performance and developing strategic and operational plans.

Managing Director: Jeffrey Sommer

Jeffrey Sommer has advised numerous clients on strategic options, affiliations, and capital-planning engagements. His recent work includes affiliation planning assistance for multiple community hospitals and strategic planning and capital planning services in support of replacement hospitals.


marc for webFounder and Ex-Officio: Marc Voyvodich

Marc Voyvodich is a founder of Stroudwater Associates. In his more than 30 years as a healthcare consultant, his primary focus has been assisting clients in performance improvement through clinical service and facility, strategic, and operational planning.


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. He also works with real estate clients to identify and analyze markets to determine potential healthcare facility demand.

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.

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Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander is a healthcare leader who excels in financial practice development and implementing performance-driven solutions. She brings to the firm more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, with proven success in driving process improvement and cultural change.


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