Stroudwater Associates Increases its Impact on Rural Healthcare with Promotions and Team Expansion

Accelerating Growth and Service Offerings for Rural & Community Healthcare

Stroudwater Associates, the nation’s leading source for strategic, operational, financial, quality, and clinical strategy for rural healthcare, has promoted four executives from within and welcomes three healthcare veterans to its team.

“The challenges faced by rural healthcare organizations are unlike those of their suburban and urban counterparts,” says Stroudwater Managing Director Jeff Sommer, MPP. “By promoting and recruiting the best talent with deep subject matter expertise, we are positioned to deliver the greatest impact to our clients and their communities.”

Promotions Include:

Amy Graham


Amy is head of Stroudwater’s Revenue Cycle Practice.

Carla B. Wilber


Carla is co-lead of Stroudwater’s Clinical and Quality Practice.

Wade Gallon

Senior Consultant

Wade is a cost report and hospital finance expert who focuses on helping hospitals understand the financial implications of operational decisions.

Megan Zook

Senior Consultan

Megan focuses on clinical, quality, provider compensation, and clinic throughput engagements.

In addition to the promotions of current team members, Stroudwater is excited to welcome three experienced healthcare leaders from outside the firm. “We are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and amplifying the positive impact of rural healthcare, and the growth and expansion of our team underscore that commitment,” says Stroudwater Board Chairman Eric K. Shell, CPA, MBA. “The executives joining our team bring deep expertise in rural healthcare and will allow us to drive change more quickly, particularly related to rural and community hospital finance and performance improvement.”

New Members of Stroudwater Associates:

Ryan Breneman


Ryan brings 20 years of experience in operations, process management, and the entire revenue cycle process to his role at Stroudwater.

Julie Georgoff


Julie leverages her experience as a CFO and VP of Finance for a Critical Access Hospital in Ohio to deliver a balance of financial, strategic, and revenue cycle management experience at Stroudwater.

Melodie Colwell


Melodie brings financial, operational, and strategic planning experience to Stroudwater after serving as CFO for Drew Memorial Health.

Meet the Stroudwater Team