Chairman of the Board

Eric Shell, MBA, CPA, is a leader in supporting rural healthcare through the industry’s transition to population health. He is the longtime leader of the firm’s Rural practice and Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. With nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare financial management and consulting, Eric’s areas of focus include assisting rural hospitals, rural health clinics, and physician group practices to improve financial and operational performance and develop strategic and operational plans.

Managing Director

Jeffrey Sommer, MPP, is the firm’s Managing Director. Previously, Jeff was the leader of Stroudwater’s Affiliations & Partnerships and Capital Planning & Access service lines. For 25 years, he has focused on assisting clients with strategic initiatives, including planning and executing major capital projects, analyzing strategic options, crafting of innovative affiliations and executing business development opportunities.

Founder and Ex-Officio

Marc Voyvodich is a Stroudwater Associates’ founder. His primary focus in his career as a healthcare consultant has been assisting clients in performance improvement through clinical service and facility, strategic, and operational planning. Preceding the creation of Stroudwater Associates, Marc was the first Executive Director of SYNERNET, a 20+-hospital alliance in northern New England. Marc served as a Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where his responsibilities included managing national programs in emergency medicine, rural medical practice development, and new program development.