Sg2 Experts

Sg2’s team of experts leads the development of analytics, intelligence and consulting. Their thoughtful analysis and provocative opinions guide health care leaders as they navigate the evolving health care landscape.


Jay B Prystowsky, MD, MBA Principal

With 25 years of experience as a practicing general surgeon, Jay provides a clinical perspective to Vizient and Sg2 consulting services related to quality, clinical and cost variation, operational efficiency, and strategy. He assists clients at an enterprise and service line level with integration and alignment of market performance, clinical...

Kelly Richard Associate Principal

As a member of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Kelly focuses on enterprise and employer strategy, as well as value-based care, researching current health care trends. She helps clients apply these trends to their market strategies through customized intelligence, client on-sites and consulting engagements, while assisting in the development of Sg2 publications...

Darcy Shanks

Darcy Shanks Associate Principal

Based in Sg2’s Denver office, Darcy manages and leads a team of consultants and directors responsible for delivering specialized consulting services to hospital and physician group practice members. She also personally consults with hospital executives, physicians and physician group practice administrators on implementing health care reform initiatives, with a heavy...

Lisa Simovic National Vice President

Lisa has 25 years of experience in a variety of areas within the health care industry, including strategic planning and marketing, academic medical center administration, and clinical research. As part of the founding team at Sg2, Lisa has helped many Sg2 national and regional health system clients and prospective clients...

Mike Strilesky

Michael Strilesky Principal

Mike brings over 15 years of health care strategy and consulting experience to his role as principal at Sg2. He has worked across all aspects of the provider continuum and has developed strategies and led engagements for community hospitals, integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers and independent provider organizations. He...

Ryota Terada Director

As a member of Sg2’s Intelligence team, Ryota contributes to the development and delivery of orthopedics and spine offerings. He contributes to publications, web seminars, the annual development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecast and other analytical tools. In his time at Sg2, Ryota has also focused on payment- and policy-related...

Kiran Yemul Director

As a Director on Sg2’s Intelligence team, Kiran supports the cancer service line by providing clients with forecasting analyses, as well as original content, customized reports and publications on topics such as new technology adoption, payment models, survivorship, screening and care coordination. She works to ensure that health system and...

Jayme Zage, PhD Principal

As a senior member of Sg2’s service line thought leadership team, Jayme supports client needs across a broad range of service line initiatives, including structuring, strategic planning, workforce alignment, technology adoption and care delivery innovation. She is an esteemed thought leader in behavioral health and the neurosciences; while working on-site...

Katherine Zentner Senior Director

Kate contributes to the development and delivery of Sg2’s neurosciences and spine offerings, working closely with clients to provide comprehensive research- and analytics-driven strategic intelligence. In her current role, she has contributed to projects including the annual development of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecast, numerous white papers and service-line focused...