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Meet the Advisors

The Governance Institute provides a full range of advisory, facilitation, and consultative services. Members are matched with governance advisors, highly respected independent consultants who have been vetted by The Governance Institute.

Ryan Donohue
Corporate Director of Program Development, NRC Health

Ryan Donohue is a thought leader in the realm of healthcare consumerism. His mission is to inspire and persuade hospital and health system leaders to embrace and engage the healthcare consumer. Over the past decade, Ryan has conducted extensive research on the effects of consumerism on the U.S. healthcare industry. Ryan is also Corporate Director of Program Development with NRC Health. He has worked with many top health systems and hospitals to understand the changes brought on by a more consumer-centric healthcare climate. Read Ryan's full biography


Mark Grube
Managing Director & National Strategy Leader, Kaufman Hall & Associates, LLC

Mark Grube leads Kaufman Hall’s Strategic Advisory practice, which provides a broad array of strategy-related services to regional and national healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and specialty providers nationwide. He has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, as a consultant and as a planning executive with one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems. Mr. Grube is a frequent speaker and author on healthcare strategy topics and has published dozens of articles and white papers. Read Mark’s full biography


Marian C. Jennings, M.B.A.
President, M. Jennings Consulting, Inc.

Marian C. Jennings is the President of M. Jennings Consulting, Inc. Ms. Jennings has over 30 years of healthcare consulting experience and is a nationally recognized expert in strategic planning, governance restructuring, and affiliation planning. Ms. Jennings is a frequent national speaker and author on the topics of strategy, health system integration, physician development strategies, contemporary governance, healthcare reform, and finance. In addition to The Governance Institute, she speaks for the VHA, the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, the American Medical Association, the national Healthcare Financial Managers Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  
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Eric D. Lister, M.D.
Managing Director, Ki Associates

Eric Lister moved gradually from a clinical career in psychiatry to a consulting practice through the late 1980s and 1990s. He has been consulting full time since 2000, focusing on governance, leadership, quality and safety, and the optimal organization of the physician workforce. His clients are primarily large group practices and integrated health systems. Over the years, he has worked in the insurance, pharmaceutical, association, and regulatory environments. Dr. Lister has published widely and speaks regularly at meetings and board retreats across the country. Read Eric’s full biography

Guy M. Masters, M.P.A.
Principal, Premier, Inc.

Guy M. Masters, M.P.A., is Principal at Premier, Inc. With more than 25 years of  experience, he focuses on strategic, business and service line planning, business advisory, transactions, and competitive positioning strategies for hospitals/health systems, physicians, and payers. He has developed HMOs, PPOs, IPAs, MSOs, PHOs, medical groups, and direct contract relationships with employers. He is an experienced facilitator of board retreats, strategic planning processes, and business planning for healthcare services. Read Guy's full biography

Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D.
President & National Medical Director, Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D., is a Physician Executive recognized across the nation for his work with hospital boards, medical staffs, and physician organizations. Dr. Sagin is a popular lecturer, consultant, mediator, and advisor to healthcare organizations. He is frequently asked to assist hospitals and physicians develop strong working relationships, as healthcare becomes a more integrated enterprise. Over the past decade, he has been engaged in working with boards, medical staffs, and management teams to improve the quality of the care they deliver. Read Todd's full biography

Brian J. Silverstein, M.D.
Managing Partner, HC Wisdom

Brian J. Silverstein, M.D., is a national healthcare expert with extensive expertise in population health management, healthcare business models, and provider systems. Dr. Silverstein has over 20 years of healthcare experience focused on systems and relationships that improve quality and operational performance and was named one of the “10 People to Know in the World of ACOs” in 2010. A highly respected industry thought leader and national keynote speaker, Dr. Silverstein is formerly a Managing Director of the Geisinger Consulting Group and an Executive Product Strategist with xG Health Solutions. Read Brian's full biography