Karyl is a health care strategy expert and leader who helps Sg2 members succeed in strategic prioritization, program development and projecting health care demand. She has deep content knowledge in strategic planning, service line strategy for women’s health and pediatrics, health equity, and social determinants of health. Future focused and adept at leveraging data insights and collaboration, Karyl supports health systems and children’s hospitals finding new pathways to achieve their goals in an uncertain and rapidly evolving landscape.

Through her direction of Sg2’s practice and collaboration with industry experts, Karyl develops thought leadership for members and shares that knowledge through publications, webinars and facilitated discussions. Most recently, she has codeveloped a strategic framework for health systems looking to address social determinants of health. This framework helps members define their organizational ambitions and develop actionable road maps to advance health equity in their community. In addition to her role leading the community health practice, Karyl coleads the development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecasting engine, which projects 10-year patient demand across inpatient and outpatient services. Recent forecasting work includes the COVID-19–modified forecast and Hyperlocalization enhancement.

In 2021, Karyl was accepted into the Disparities Leadership Program, offered through the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, for her work on a health equity solution for Vizient and its members.

Prior to joining Sg2, she worked with an early-stage biotech start-up to develop go-to-market strategies for a microbial air sampler designed to detect airborne pathogens in a hospital setting.

Karyl earned a PhD in microbiology and an AB in physics from the University of Chicago and is president of the University of Chicago Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association.