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.

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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.

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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.

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Board of Directors

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. Most recently, she worked as senior principal in the Physician Strategies group at Truven Health Analytics, where she assisted hospitals and health systems with physician alignment strategies and practice management expertise related to healthcare reform initiatives.

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John Downes brings over 18 years’ 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.

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John Peel has more than 27 years’ experience in the healthcare services industry delivering solutions to hospital boards, senior hospital executives, physicians, and the communities they serve. As a senior advisor to healthcare institutions, he has provided guidance on achieving sustainable growth in quality, patient volumes, and operating income.

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Opal Greenway is an accomplished healthcare and finance professional who focuses primarily on the strategic needs of healthcare service providers. An expert in valuations, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, physician compensation, and regulatory compliance, she joined Stroudwater in 2015.

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