Stroudwater Announces Addition of Healthcare Consultants, Firm Leadership Role

November 14, 2016 – Stroudwater Associates, a leading national healthcare consulting firm specializing in mission-critical strategic, operational and financial solutions for healthcare leaders’ most pressing challenges, announced the addition of three consultants and its first director of marketing.

Clare Kelley joined Stroudwater as a Consultant, and brings to the firm her passion for public health and healthcare policy, as well as a strong background in geography, cartography and data visualization in the healthcare space.

Kelley interned at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice where she researched and reported on numerous international representations of healthcare variation. In a similar role at the not-for-profit Partners in Health, she assisted in making healthcare facility maps for major sites and analyzing data to aide in the decision-making behind new facility sites. She has created base maps of healthcare facilities in Haiti, Rwanda and Malawi to be distributed to citizens and presented to organizations. At Stroudwater, Kelley contributes to the Affiliations & Partnerships, Strategy, and Rural practices, helping to ensure sustainable access to healthcare for all communities.

Kelley earned her Master of Public Health from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She holds a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College and is a member of the Association of American Geographers.

Kimberly McCall
joined Stroudwater as its first Director of Marketing. With more than two decades in marketing, communications and public relations, McCall’s healthcare experience includes serving as Anthem’s director of marketing for Maine. She was the first marketing manager at MaineHealth, a healthcare system ranked among the nation’s top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks; she also worked at one of Maine’s largest law firms as marketing and business development director, where she helped launch Affordable Care Act and Data Privacy practice groups. For a dozen years, McCall helmed her own boutique marketing, writing and media buying agency, McCall Media & Marketing, Inc.

McCall has a BA in Communications and her continuing education endeavors include earning marketing and strategy certificates from Columbia Business School and Harvard University.

Lan Mai Nguyen joined Stroudwater as a Consultant in the firm’s Valuation, Compliance and Physician-Hospital Alignment practices. Nguyen has a strong background in data analysis and process improvement; in her previous role as a patient-safety analyst at Synensys Health, she performed statistical analyses across various healthcare data streams, including quality, patient safety, and finance, helping to drive evidence-based decision making for clients around quality and patient safety improvement. She also served as an Oracle Financials implementation consultant at Hitachi Consulting, where she improved client business processes by implementing global technology solutions and leveraging enterprise resource planning systems.

As a former Certified Nursing Assistant, Nguyen has firsthand experience with clinical care and a deep understanding of the importance of clinical quality, safety, and patient empowerment across the care continuum. She brings a strong commitment to patient-centered solutions to each Stroudwater client engagement.

Nguyen earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also received certificates in Information Technology Management and Finance. She received her MBA from Georgia State University and is currently a candidate for a Master of Health Administration.

Jonathan Pantenburg
joined Stroudwater as a Consultant, where he brings a strong record of leadership in rural healthcare. A highly accomplished, results-driven senior executive, he has more than 12 years of progressively responsible experience advising profit, non-profit, and governmental entities through complex issues including cost reduction, acquisitions, contracts, financial analysis, and operations. At Stroudwater, his expertise is focused on the Rural practice area.

Pantenburg served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Kahuku Medical Center, a 21-bed non-profit Critical Access Hospital on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Under his leadership, Kahuku Medical Center saw increased post audit total margin and operating revenue; he modified, maintained, and performed ongoing internal audits, expanded services to include primary care and computed tomography, and implemented a fully integrated clinical EHR in five months and business office functions in 11 months, among other improvements. The high clinical, operational and quality standards achieved at Kahuku were recognized through accreditation from The Joint Commission, a significant accomplishment for a Critical Access Hospital. Prior to his role at Kahuku, Pantenburg served in CFO and similar executive roles at Hawaii Behavioral Health and Hawaii Department of Health.

He holds a BA in history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a BBA with honors in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. He earned a Master in Health Administration at Ohio University in 2016.


Stroudwater is a national advisory firm that serves healthcare clients exclusively. We employ thought leadership and focused analytics in a collaborative process that engages our clients, fosters consensus and empowers transformation. Our practice areas are highly focused on mission-critical strategic, operational, and financial areas where our perspective offers the highest value.

We are passionate about what we do, and we recognize how precious healthcare is to the fabric of the communities we serve.

Stroudwater professionals have deep domain expertise; with an average of 20 years’ industry experience, the team includes senior clinicians, executives, corporate officers, investment bankers, and financial analysts. Stroudwater is recognized nationally in markets from rural to community hospitals, healthcare systems, managed care and large physician groups.

Stroudwater practice areas:

  • Strategic, financial and operational business planning
  • Valuation services
  • Affiliations, joint ventures, and divestitures
  • Capital planning services
  • Revenue cycle and pricing services
  • Population health, provider capitation revenue models, and value-based physician compensation
  • Physician alignment, medical staff development and practice management
  • Service line development
  • Performance measurement and operational improvement
  • Facility strategy development

Founded in 1985, Stroudwater has offices in Portland (Maine), Nashville and Atlanta.